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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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LAST TANGO IN PARIS — POLISH POSTER Continue reading
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JUST A SIGH — POSTER Continue reading
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PERSONA — Czechoslovakia POSTER Continue reading
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DEAR WHITE PEOPLE — POSTER Continue reading
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Years of Living Dangerously — Full Episode Continue reading
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RARO VIDEO RELEASES ITALIAN GENRE CLASSICS Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Posted 7 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Brazilian co-writer/director Carlos Saldanha returns to the music-driven children’s animation franchise he began in 2011. Written with three other screenwriters, “Rio 2’s” skewed racial hierarchy of animal characters is spelled out beneath their colorful camouflage. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Reviews
April 7, 2014 Inspired by female warrior characters in video games and movies like “The Hunger Games,” toymakers are going butch, selling violence-themed merchandise like bows and guns, but colored pink for girls. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
COLE SMITHEY'S MOVIE WEEK — EPISODE #316 Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Terrence Malick’s self-penned feature debut is a haunting road movie pitched in ‘50s Americana. The film’s razor-sharp tone of poetic irony is unique. Its inquisitive tone and regard for natural imagery suggest a childish quest for a utopia that already exists but somehow goes unrecognized. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
When you tell people you’re a cartoonist, one of the first things they ask you is whether you’ve ever had a cartoon published in The New Yorker. I don’t blame them. Everyone “knows” that running in the same pages that showcase(d) Addams and Chast proves you’re one of the best. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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The theme of Samuel L. Jackson’s film seems to be that closure and resolution are merely crutches that citizens of weaker — read Western — countries fall prey to as a substitution for sexual satisfaction. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Reviews
The Five Obstructions - Special Remastered Edition DVD Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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More visually accomplished than its malnourished narrative supports, “Under the Skin” works well as a foxy sci-fi movie for stoners. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Reviews
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IFC Films announced today that Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD will open in US theaters on July 11. With a screenplay by Linklater, the film stars Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Lorelei Linklater. BOYHOOD had its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Using his same-titled 2006 book as a stepping-off point, film critic Mark Cousins makes an egregious error in narrating this ambitious 15-hour documentary film series. Its goal is to represent a “comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.” Cousins’s insanely repetitive delivery of every sentence sadly renders the documentary unwatchable — or at least unlistenable. Cousins has the incredibly annoying habit of ending every phrase like a question. Torturous. Valley Girls have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
The Unpersonning of Generation X — BY TED RALL Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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I'M A FILM CRITIC... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog