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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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The Penetrators: "A Sweet Kiss From Mommy" (1982) Continue reading
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James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965) Continue reading
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"Uptown Funk" Sung by the Movies Continue reading
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French filmmaker Robert Bresson invented the prison escape genre in 1956 with a beautifully sparse piece of cinematic storytelling told from the personalized viewpoint of an escaped prisoner. It is a minimalist story expressed for maximum effect. The film’s opening scene displays the hands of Fontaine (Francois Leterrier), a captured French Resistance Fighter, as he fingers the backseat door latch of the car he rides in with his German abductors. He glances over at his... Continue reading
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LA TIMES SCANDAL THICKENS: TED RALL FIGHTS BACK Continue reading
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Planned Parenthood is Not Selling Baby Parts, You Fucking Idiots Continue reading
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BLACK MASS — TRAILER Continue reading
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6ft Man in 6ft Giant Water Balloon: The Slow Mo Guys Continue reading
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BLACK MASS — POSTER Continue reading
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Tested by a inane MacGuffin that would make anyone whose ever even heard of Wikileaks burst out laughing, an anti-heroine (named Ilsa Faust) whose allegiances are tediously ambiguous, and an overlong running time that wears out its stunt-filled welcome, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is a bust. Continue reading
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"Listen to Me Marlon" — TRAILER (Marlon Brando Documentary) Continue reading
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The Modern Lovers (Full Album) Continue reading
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Jimmy Fallon Lip Sync Battle with Tom Cruise Continue reading
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Stephen Colbert stays in character at congressional hearing Continue reading
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Iggy Pop: "Zombie Birdhouse" [1982] Full Album Continue reading
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Mervyn LeRoy’s three-hour historical epic “Quo Vadis,” about a Roman general so enamored with a Christian hostage that he comes to question his country’s politics, set the romantically campy tone for the sword-and-sandal genre that went on to include such cinematic phenomena as a 23-picture “Hercules” franchise. William Wyler’s remake of Charles Brabin’s 1925 silent film (which was based on Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ) set the high watermark for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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aNewDomain Presents ColeSmithey.com On the surface, Antoine Fuqua’s formulaic boxing drama seems to have a lot going for it. Fuqua, the director behind “Training Day” and “Brooklyn’s Finest” is famous for his gritty crime dramas. Casting the versatile Jake Gyllenhaal as the film’s athletic father... Continue reading
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Fargo – 2015 Season – Official Trailer Continue reading
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SMART NEW MEDIA PRESENTS ColeSmithey.com Continue reading
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The Revenant Leonardo DiCaprio TomHardy Alejandro González Iñárritu Continue reading
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