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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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Projections at the 2014 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL Continue reading
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Looking For Johnny: The Legend Of Johnny Thunders Trailer Continue reading
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Journalist James Foley Speaks at Medill in 2011 Continue reading
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"GET ON UP" CLASSIC CINEMA "CLEO FROM 5 TO 7" Smart New Media Presents ColeSmithey.com Continue reading
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FSLS: MARGUERITE DURAS OCTOBER 15-22 Continue reading
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Elvis Costello "A Drunken Man's Praise Of Sobriety" Continue reading
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X Ray Spex - Oh Bondage Up Yours — 1978 Continue reading
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SYNDICATED COLUMN: We Would Never Have Had a National Conversation on Racial Profiling if People Hadn’t Rioted in Ferguson Ferguson, Missouri offers a lesson for those of us who are trying to make life more fair: if you want the powers that be to pay... Continue reading
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Although it suffers from a glaring third-act jump that makes you wonder where four or five ostensibly missing scenes went, “Love Is Strange” resonates as a heartfelt allegory about committed gay relationships in modern day America. Continue reading
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Alain Resnais’s transcendent filmic parlor game remains an innovative and exquisitely executed example of minimalist filmmaking, used to evoke mystery, romance, and a sprinkle social invective. Continue reading
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Last Week Tonight with John Olive, Ferguson, MO Continue reading
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Miles Davis - Louis Malle's Elevator To The Gallows Recording Session Continue reading
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IXION Windowless Jet Concept Continue reading
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Barack Obama Isn’t Half the Man of Richard Nixon By Ted Rall Continue reading
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52nd New York Film Festival Main Slate Continue reading
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Reader Brian McManus asks: “Just wondering if you can find time to post a piece on what the U.S. should do (or not do) regarding the current situation with ISIS in Iraq. Not so much on how the situation got to be where it is,... Continue reading
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Jimmy Pays Tribute to Robin Williams Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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You couldn’t pick two more entertaining companions to go with on a filmic road trip in Italy than Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Reviews
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Frank Capra’s trenchant 1941 social satire, regarding right-wing manipulation of American society, was released just prior to America’s involvement in World War II, at a time when the country’s anxious social climate was exacerbated by harsh economic circumstances on the heels of the Great Depression. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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Happy World Lion Day: 10th August! Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Philip Kaufman’s venerable revamping of Don Siegel’s 1956 black-and-white sci-fi horror classic delved deeper into nitty-gritty details of a pod-induced mass transformation of humans into emotionless doppelgangers. In so doing, Kaufman gave his movie the visual lift it needed to instill palpable dread and fear in an audience that didn’t know what hit them. The filmmakers use a recurring image system of spider-web similes, which act as a unifying filter of discord. San Francisco has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
Marilyn Monroe LIFE Magazine Unpublished photographs 1950 Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog