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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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This animated 3D children’s picture is as clumsy, tone-deaf, and useless as they come. Laika, the Oregon animation production company behind “Coraline” (2009) and “ParaNorman” (2012) takes more than a few a steps backward. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Cole Smithey - Reviews
THE INTERVIEW — RED BAND TRAILER Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Jazz at Lincoln Center - Bill Frisell - This Land: Woody Guthrie's Better World Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Smart New Media Presents ColeSmithey.com Arthur Penn’s recounting of the story of Bonnie and Clyde — two of America’s most iconic outlaws — is a seamless balancing act. Equal parts true-crime exposé, dysfunctional love story, and Depression-era think piece, the picture underscores American police departments’ longstanding proclivity for short cuts to justice, i.e. murder. For all of the critical noise made over Penn’s methodical slow-motion hail of bullets massacre of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Cole Smithey - Capsules
COLE SMITHEY'S MOVIE WEEK #340 Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Kino Lorber Releases Nine Hollywood Classics in Blu-ray Continue reading
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A Hillary Clinton Candidacy is an Incredibly Depressing Thought By Ted Rall Continue reading
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Misunderstood (Incompresa) — NYFF 2014 Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Cole Smithey - Reviews
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Laniakea: Our Home Supercluster Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Godard views the dichotomy between nature and industrial degradation with a sardonic eye. God couldn’t humble man, so he humiliates him. Absurdly visually abstract, the film keeps its audience on their toes. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cole Smithey - Reviews
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New York Film Festival director Kent Jones announced the biggest news of this year’s festival. Laura Poitras’s documentary “CITIZENFOUR” — about Edward Snowden’s saga of leaking revelations about the NSA’s far-reaching and systemic spying on global citizens — will premiere on Friday, October 10 as part of the festival’s Main Slate program. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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The Cramps - You Got Good Taste Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Less Than Zero Terry Gilliam Slips On a Virtual Banana Peel Terry Gilliam’s further slide down the stairs of filmic entropy is best summed up by an oft-repeated phrase by his latest film’s hypochondriac protagonist Qohen Leth, “Q” for short. “We are dying.” But the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Reviews
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Obama Trolled by ISIS By Ted Rall Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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The Replacements: Alex Chilton Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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The 2014 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL — TRAILER Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Police militarization making headlines after years of neglect by MSM Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
COLE SMITHEY'S MOVIE WEEK #339 Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
COLE SMITHEY'S MOVIE WEEK #338 Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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COLE SMITHEY'S MOVIE WEEK #337 Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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COLE SMITHEY'S MOVIE WEEK #336 Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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COLE SMITHEY'S MOVIE WEEK #335 Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Tom Waits For No One Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Jean-Luc Goddard’s 1960 debut feature arrived as an explosive third installment in the Nouvelle Vague (French New Wave) movement, behind compatriot film-critics-turned-filmmakers François Truffaut (“The 400 Blows” - 1959) and Claude Chabrol (“Le Beau Serge” - 1958). Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog