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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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David Cronenberg has said that he expects some audience members to walk out in the first five minutes of his latest feature when it premieres next week in Cannes. Could "Crimes of the Future" mark Cronenberg's return to his glory days of "Crash"? Could be. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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THUNDERS — L.A.M.F. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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THE LIGHTHOUSE — POSTER ART Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2022 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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I suppose it was sometime in 2012 when I got cast in a Fabreze commercial. I'd come from a screening, and was walking through what's known as 6 1/2 Avenue in Midtown Manhattan when I was approached by a casting person to walk blind into a filming session. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2022 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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NIGHTCLUBBING: THE BIRTH OF PUNK ROCK IN NYC Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2022 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Jean Eustache’s The Mother and the Whore as grand opening to Cannes Classics, two episodes of Ethan Hawke’s event series on Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, a tribute to Gérard Philipe, Patrick Dewaere being gone for 40 years, one last conversation with Jean-Claude Carrière, the Cinemateca Brasileira and Glauber Rocha, Pilipino director Mike De Leon, Arrabal the poet, a Czech new wave masterpiece, a close-up on Romy Schneider, one last goodbye to Fernando Solanas, a salute to Souleyman Cissé from his daughter. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2022 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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The visionary filmmaker behind “Performance,” “Walkabout,” “Don’t Look Now,” and “The Man Who Fell To Earth” reached his peak of cinematic daring with “Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2022 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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Céline Sciamma's lesbian romantic fantasy almost works on its own terms, but falters during crucial elements. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2022 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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Before Wes Anderson became a pale imitation of himself, he made a splashy sophomore comedy with punch. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2022 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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From Krzysztof Komeda’s perfectly haunting musical motif to its sublimely Gothic urban atmosphere, in and around Manhattan’s Central Park West neighborhood, “Rosemary’s Baby” is one of the most well-crafted and viscerally effective horror films ever created. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2022 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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Add to this Jim Crow-era film’s inventive time-flipping structure, interracial familial underpinnings, a pair of identical twins (played by Paul Robeson), and you’ve got a hefty social study told from a visionary African-American filmmaker. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2022 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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Carol Reed’s British noir suspense thriller, based on Graham Greene’s screenplay, is set in post war Vienna — a bombed-out shell of a city divided into American, Russian, French, and British zones. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2022 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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Actor turned writer/director King Hu opened a new chapter of action cinema when he moved from Hong Kong to Taiwan in 1967 to make Dragon Inn, a groundbreaking wuxia film that retains its stunning vitality to this day. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2022 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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Robert Young’s filmic adaptation of Américo Paredes’s 1958 book “With His Pistol In His Hand: A Border Ballad and Its Hero” represents the centerpiece of Chicano Cinema. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2022 at Cole Smithey - Capsules