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Wow, I'm am not sure whether you fail to understand and appreciate real music, dance, or the poignancy of lost love. Otherwise, how can you not see the absolute magic in this movie and in these two incredibly talented leads? I was transported throughout the entire movie. You know they did long takes right.... a la Les Mis... so that flaws and sour notes are evident and *supposed* to be there. It kept this stunning fairy tale grounded with a heavy does of reality. Their faces are both so expressive that even without the music these actors expressed volumes. The chemistry was real and the heartbreak at the end was even more real. The packed audience I was with "got it". A pity that you did not. Perhaps you should read the other critics to help you see what you missed.
All the trailers for this film left me in a semi-coma. To even remotely compare this film/these actors with Jacques Demy or Umbrellas of Cherbourg (or for that matter, Catherine Deneuve!) is insulting at best. Not only is the singing and dancing VERY crappy but the actors themselves are boring to watch. Eating a dinner of pre-chewed and regurgitated food is more like it.
One election does not a revolution make!!!
Lovely article - one of the best things I've recently read, and by far the most useful. Cool to read such a well-considered article! I've found some decent tutorials on how to fill a form out online here https://goo.gl/uPTMCs
Meet director Craig Atkinson after the 7pm show on Saturday, October 22 at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood.
Food for thought indeed!
Alex Gibney is hardly the one to "dig up" the cyberwar scare. There have been numerous documentaries on PBS about it. They have discussed Stuxnet at length.
This topic per se is not just an outrage movie - it's about life now.
While online data leaks affects consumers, businesses are now incredibly concerned about cybersecurity both for their customers as well as protecting their proprietary info. The utility industry is paranoid (but should be more so) about infrastructure attacks.
Janet Yellen, head of the Federal Reserve has already called cybersecurity the number one threat to the U.S. economy.
This is all far more important than the Repblican witch hunt on Hillary's email server.
The number one country in state on state cybersecurity is China.
The Bangladesh Bank attack threatened to create havoc in all of the world's banks, and we do not really know yet who the attacker is.
While Eastern European and Israeli and Argentinian hacker companies have decades of professional hacking under their belts, they will never be as fully funded as state hackers who have unlimited budgets at their disposal.
We weren't the first to launch an attack and we won't be the last (with Stuxnet)...
I saw this last weekend based on this review; the movie was a funny and enjoyable time. Great for dates!
I thought this movie was a bit of a failure. After seeing Hockney's stunning recent work at the Deyoung last year, I kept hoping, through this VERY long documentary full of a lot of repetition and meaningless trivia (IMO), to hear something of Hockney's current thinking. But nope, the end of the film barely hints at Hockney's latest works. Many of the pieces at the recent DeYoung show were monumental, some of the most stunning art I have seen in years and the most stunning stuff was video paintings. The film shows, only in passing, that Hockney began to use iPads but never addresses the deep scope of what Hockney was doing to create the stuff I saw at the DeYoung.
But we heard ad nauseum about his best friend. And we saw voyeuristic hints of his sexual partners, which only should be included in terms of how he integrated his sexuality into his art.
A lot of this film was a snore. And Hockney is still alive. Why not have some contemporary footage of him talking about what he is doing NOW?
"Ghibli's righteousness has grown tiresome"
What are you even talking about? Only Yesterday is a 25 year old film. They weren't even remotely big or well known around the world as they are now. And even so, why shouldn't they be righteous? They've totally earned the right. You're sarcastic tone doesn't make any sense because Ghibli has produced equal amounts of slice of life films in contrast to their fantasies. Because animation is more than that, and always has been. And while Hosoda is a competent director, this is far and away from being close to his best work. Wolf Children and TGWLTT were far superior films. Only Yesterday displayed immensely admirable themes of growing up and accepting your mortality, so I'm not quite sure why you feel Ghibli (and Pixar, for that matter) needs to "take note" of a film with morals that have been done countless times over already.
"Boy-Beast is told from a strictly male perspective, generally a rarity in animated family movies these days"
Um, no. It really isn't. Are you just genuinely dense or what?
Jessie, Dragon Inn played Landmark's Shattuck May 6 thru 12, 2016, as an Exclusive Engagement -- meaning one week only, and that the film will not play elsewhere other than Landmark. So I'm afraid your chances to see it on the big screen are slim and none right now. I apologize for not noting the "one week only" proviso in my review. I guess the best approach is that if you see a review or ad for a movie you might like, go out and see it immediately. It will probably only stay in the theater for a short time.
I cannot find it in the theaters! It says it opens Friday in the May 5 EBX where your review appeared...but where??? Has it disappeared so quickly?? Where did you see it? My friend and I would like to see the digital remaster on a huge theatre screen. We have never seen this movie, although my friend is a martial-arts movie fan. I can't find it in your current movie listings or on Fandango.
If it is too late (it is now May 19) can we find it in Netflix online?
Mike Yarmouth: Are you confusing Hank with his racist son, Hank, Jr? From what I have read, Hank Williams (Sr) was not particularly racist, although he was a white man of his (benighted) time and place. According to The Hank WIlliam Reader (ed. Huber, Goodson & Anderson), he was never quoted ever saying anything about race... except that he was proud to claim that the only musician he ever learned from was a black man, Rufus Payne, whom he "followed around" and played with when young. There is interesting analysis of their relationship in the "Reader" book, but he sounds if anything less racist than other whites there/then, not more so.
Nothing complicated? The Revenant (2015) is second to the most recent of the REVENTS. No complicated; Jeez!
He was a racist...did they get that part correct?
One of the reasons Jonathan Gold is so great is that he covers broad spectrums of geography, cuisine and price. He is generous with his advice and dedicated to what he does.
Thank you for writing one of the only critical reviews of this movie. I have rarely left a film so infuriated by the story. After taking out several weddings, a few hospitals, and who knows how many other innocent people in drone attacks around the world, we are meant to believe that one little girl selling bread can cause a global crisis of military morality. It is palpably ridiculous and the fact that this film is being hailed as a complicated exploration of modern day warfare is further proof of how clueless audiences are about how modern day warfare is exercised every day. I am stunned by the reactions this movie has received...
Just to be sure and precise: this is so far the worst critic I've read about the movie. Nobody should read it, it is a work that only shows the ignorance and cynicism of occidentals.
Why didn't he go to Asia? Oh wait...that would throw his whole premise out the window.
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