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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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SMART NEW MEDIA PRESENTS ColeSmithey.com Paul Verhoeven boiled the brain of many an audience member when Sharon Stone flashed a beaver shot at her middle-aged male interrogators in the most dungeon-styled police station you've ever seen. Sex has always been a prime motivator to Verhoeven's... Continue reading
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SMART NEW MEDIA PRESENTS ColeSmithey.com Continue reading
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SCARE PEWDIEPIE — TRAILER Continue reading
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George Miller © Carl Court / AFP The 69th Festival de Cannes will be presided by the Australian director, screenwriter and producer, George Miller. Along with his Jury, it will fall to him to award the Palme d’or at the close of the Festival, to... Continue reading
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Iceland’s tragi-comic drama of land-sharing sibling rivalry plays out in a profound rural environment of communal loss. The resulting film is an eloquent character and social study of tortured souls at the mercy of nature’s volatile whims. Elderly sheep-herding brothers Gummi (Sigurður Sigurjónsson) and Kiddi... Continue reading
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RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA 2016 Continue reading
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LOS ANGELES, CA – In the week leading up to the 88th Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film,... Continue reading
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STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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OLIVIA MUNN AND JASON SEGEL TO HOST ACADEMY’S SCI-TECH AWARDS Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Feast your eyes on the first poster for Mike Epps’ hilarious new comedy “Meet the Blacks.” The film will release nationwide on April Fool’s Day (April 1st) – no joke! In the meantime, check out the trailer here http://bit.ly/1PlUP8b From writer/director/producer Deon Taylor, “Meet the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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THE ACADEMY ANNOUNCES FIRST SLATE OF PRESENTERS AND PERFORMERS FOR 88TH OSCARS® Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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America’s snow-covered 19th century wilderness plays a primary antagonist in director/co-screenwriter Alejandro González Iñárritu’s wildly ambitious adaptation of a novel by Michael Punke. While the film has its flaws (it runs long at 156 minutes and yet the ending feels rushed) Leonardo DiCaprio’s virtuosic (largely silent) performance goes hand-in-glove with the story’s brutal snowy set pieces. One such sequence, involving a bear mauling, shows Iñárritu using state-of-the-art filmic technology to create a startling depiction of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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Under Hungarian filmmaker Laszlo Nemes’s direction, Röhrig’s portrayal of a desperate man hanging onto the thinnest shred of humanity proves to be as cathartic as anything in the history of cinema. Géza Röhrig is a poet and a holocaust historian whose intense portrayal is drawn from an inky abyss of emotional desolation. You cannot help but be moved. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
"Hello" — Adele (Rodesha and Conkarah) Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Black God, White Devil — CLASSIC FILM PICK Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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Lifetime voting rights reframed; new governor seats added and committees restructured Goal to double number of diverse members by 2020 In a unanimous vote Thursday night (1/21), the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a sweeping series of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
The Hopelessness of Unaudacity By Ted Rall Continue reading
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PAGES OF DEATH — 1962 Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Best friends Miles (Paul Giamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church) share the burden of mid-life ennui on a week long bonding vacation in the wine country of Santa Ynez, California prior to Jack's pending wedding in writer/director Alexander Payne's glorious comeback after his abysmal "About Schmidt." Miles is an unpublished novelist drowning his recent failed relationship in wine, while commercial television actor Jack is determined to fix both of their dispositions with a recreational fling.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
THE DEAD BOYS - YOUNGER, LOUDER & SNOTTIER (The Rough Mixes) Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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New Directors/New Films (March 16-27) Continue reading
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