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Cole Smithey
Manhattan
The Smartest Film Critic in the World
Interests: Film, Jazz Guitar, Teaching, Craft Beer, Great Food, Travel.
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STEVE MCQUEEN: THE MAN & LE MANS Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
THE BUZZCOCKS: MOVING AWAY FROM THE PULSEBEAT Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel was a big deal to any kid that grew up in the U.S. during the ‘70s. In the midst of America’s post-Watergate malaise of cultural depression, Evel Knievel’s bone-breaking motorcycle stunts provided an appropriately self-punishing form of shared experience for a country looking for escape. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Cole Smithey - Reviews
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Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” features Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel as a couple of old friends facing down the last days of their lives while on vacation at a luxurious hotel spa in the foothills of the Alps. If watching these two master thespians working together... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cole Smithey - Reviews
I Witness News: Miley Cyrus Undercover Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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SMART NEW MEDIA PRESENTS ColeSmithey.com Co-directors Maira Buehler and Matias Mariani have anti-establishment world traveller, con man, and convicted felon Christopher Kirk narrate his bizarre account of falling in love with an “exotic” woman to whom he only refers as “V.” How the object of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Reviews
Elvis Costello & the Attractions: 05/05/78 - Capitol Theatre Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Elvis Costello & The Attractions "Lipstick Vogue" 1978 in Cologne, Germany Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Boyan Slat: How the oceans can clean themselves Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
QUENTIN TARANTINO ON HIS INFLUENCES Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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SMART NEW MEDIA PRESENTS ColeSmithey.com Michelangelo Antonioni’s first English language film is an allegorical murder mystery whose abstract parameters delineate a society where images are more believable, and lasting, than reality. Set during the height of London’s swinging mod '60s era of sexual liberation, drugs, music, and wild fashion, Antonioni takes a self-reflexive inventory of male-dominated British society via David Hemmings’s anti-hero fashion photographer Thomas. With his bushy head of dirty-blonde hair, convertible Rolls Royce,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
Jonathan Demme & Werner Herzog (Museum of the Moving Image 2008) Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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SMART NEW MEDIA PRESENTS ColeSmithey.com Enzo G. Castellari’s low-budget war fantasy brazenly borrows from Robert Aldrich’s “The Dirty Dozen” (1967), whose novel was based on real wartime events. Like “Dozen,” “Inglorious Bastards” follows a group of U.S. soldier/convicts turned loose on a war mission to bring down Nazi forces. Unlike “The Dirty Dozen,” this film’s screenwriters push the genre’s playful action-for-action’s-sake reality far into the realm of exploitation. Call it a “Spaghetti War” movie. Every... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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Ted Rall, Cole Smithey, Smart New Media Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Shakespeare’s Original Accent Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES MAIN SLATE SELECTIONS FOR THE 53RD NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 26 features include the World Premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and new films from Chantal Akerman, Arnaud Desplechin, Todd Haynes, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Rebecca Miller, Michael Moore,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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SMART NEW MEDIA PRESENTS ColeSmithey.com Celebrated British director David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia” is a textbook example of “epic” cinema. Like the previous year’s “West Side Story,” Lean filmed it in Super Panavision 70 [mm], to capture stark desert locations with an awe-inspiring sense of depth and beauty. A magnificent establishing shot of the enormous sun rising over the Arabian Desert remains one of the most breathtaking moments in cinema history, and sets the tone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
THE HATEFUL EIGHT — TRAILER (Quentin Tarantino) Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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SMART NEW MEDIA PRESENTS ColeSmithey.com H.R. Giger (pronounced ghee-gur) was a true artistic genius of the 20th and 21st centuries. His innately original “biomechanical” visual style contributed to the “Alien” sci-fi movie franchise that director Ridley Scott launched in 1979. Giger’s gothic reptilian alien monster... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Reviews
Cole Smithey's "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation" Video Essay Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Sex Education Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Elvis Costello & The Attractions — "Accidents Will Happen" Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
PEACHES: A DOUBLE-DIP OF TRANSGRESSIVE MUSIC VIDEO Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Elvis Costello: "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love And Understanding" Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog