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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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One of the most potent examples of cinéma vérité to arrive in recent years, Jesse Moss’s “The Overnighters” transcends the genre with a multifaceted examination of complex social issues facing the town of Williston, North Dakota. Hydraulic fracking has driven up home prices and rents so much that many locals have been forced out. Other widespread symptoms of the fracking industry’s negative effects on the region’s society seep with a bitterness you can taste in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Cole Smithey - Capsules
Kino Lorber Releases Life of Riley, the acclaimed final film of French master filmmaker and New Wave innovator Alain Resnais The cinematic swan song of the director of such renowned masterworks as Last Year at Marienbad and Hiroshima Mon Amour will be released on Blu-ray... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Kino Lorber Releases Cover Up, starring Dennis O'Keefe and William Bendix, and At War With the Army, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, on Blu-ray & DVD March 24th on its Studio Classics label NEW YORK NY - FEBRUARY 25, 2015 - Kino Lorber is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Best Supporting Actor: Robert Duvall in The Judge Ethan Hawke in Boyhood Edward Norton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher OSCAR WINNER — J.K. Simmons in Whiplash Achievement in Costume Design: OSCAR WINNER — The Grand Budapest Hotel, Milena Canonero Inherent Vice, Mark Bridges Into the Woods, Colleen Atwood Maleficent, Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive Mr. Turner, Jacqueline Durran ​Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling: Foxcatcher, Bill Corso and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Cole Smithey - Articles
Iggy Pop: "Don't Put The Brakes On Tonight" 10/31/80 (Oakland Auditorium) Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Björk "Black Lake" Trailer Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Smart New Media Presents ColeSmithey.com A restored version of John Hughes’ “The Breakfast Club” will be shown in 430 U.S. theaters for two nights on March 26 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. local time. “The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary” will be presented by Fathom Events,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES INITIAL SELECTIONS FOR SECOND ANNUAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL ART OF THE REAL OPENING NIGHT INCLUDES NEW WORKS FROM João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata, Eduardo Williams, and Matt Porterfield TRIBUTE TO DIRECTOR AGNÈS VARDA AND A... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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50 Shades of Grey, Cole Smithey, Smart New Media Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
KINO LORBER ACQUIRES ALL U.S. RIGHTS TO THE FRENCH DOCUMENTARY IT’S HARD BEING LOVED BY JERKS FOCUSED ON THE CHARLIE HEBDO TRIALS "It’s Hard Being Loved by Jerks is the briskest, most hilarious and, in its subversive way, most inspiring film so far at Cannes."... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Desolation of the human soul is the provocation for Gaspar Noé’s dead-end French antihero, a nameless, broke 50-something butcher (played by the commanding Philippe Nahon). Nahon’s insidiously repulsive narcissist carries all the marks of a card-carrying right-wing extremist. Self-loathing, racist, misogynistic, and shaking with pedophiliac desires, Noé’s existential everyman of moral depravity narrates his life story. It reads like a bad acid trip. Growing up as an abandoned child during World War II leads to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Capsules