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Re: “One-Night Stands

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Posted by Editor on 10/27/2011 at 10:21 AM

Re: “One-Night Stands

These will be good options to watch during the week.

Posted by EstateAgentsHammersmith on 10/20/2011 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Machine Gun Preacher

Is this for general viewing?

Posted by plumstead estate agent on 10/09/2011 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Acting Nice

acting nice a date! a boy and a girl! but wate. does making harvard and california superb a match made in fruta! did william like the fruita or did he forsake his banana and try for the ecudor one! he did but we all have expression and maybe sometimes a mexican girl doesnt need to express anymore than necessary but its always game time for them! hey didnt stanford get a chance at her! or are we lost! del monte is all mexican but the avenue is always free to whoever can make it run! william likes to cycle and he did live on jean st. oakland,ca

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Posted by laotra77 on 10/09/2011 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Machine Gun Preacher

actually he didn't initially go to Sudan after seeing a TV news report. It was after meeting the preacher from Africa at his local church in Pa.

Posted by Venice 90291 on 10/08/2011 at 11:12 AM

Re: “The Man Who Fell to Earth

The voice over for the trailer, not to mention the trailer itself tells us all, or should do, but if not, Kelly V. tells us why & how super dated this film is but who cares? I would watch D.B in just about anything on offer and anyway, after Don't Look now, Walkabout and Performance, one must forgive Nicholas R. for a bit of dalliance in "science fiction"!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by marjanne on 10/06/2011 at 3:09 AM

Re: “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

very good brings back memories of black pride an orginiation

Posted by Captin G on 09/23/2011 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Moneyball

BILL James is the sabermetrics guy.

Posted by cardinal on 09/22/2011 at 9:55 AM

Re: “The Interrupters

great review of a fantastic film! i knew it would be powerful and sobering, but i didn't know i would laugh so much and fall in love with all the characters. only sad part was the irony of leaving the theater all inspired, and then driving home to oakland and its record-setting homicide rates.

Posted by oakland writer on 09/19/2011 at 5:01 AM

Re: “Hysterical Society

What a fricking, pompous navel gazer of a reviewer. He sounds like he'd be a real blast at parties or, oh, anything where real life happens.

Yes, this movie had some flaws, but "Outrage Porn"? Wow. Um, yeah. The stoning of women does create rage. Sorry if you think the presentation of that rage is pornographic.

Now, go back to reviewing your cryptic, vanilla, intentionally ambiguous art films.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by GoodGrief on 09/08/2011 at 1:37 PM

Re: “The Man Who Fell to Earth

The original version was a bit boring and long. The early sex scene with the Polaroid camera left somewhat of an impression on my fragile eggshell mind in the Red Vic in the early 80s. If that's where the extra 20 minutes shows up it may be worth it.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Oaktown 2 Korea on 09/07/2011 at 10:32 PM

Re: “The Debt

"Give it a rest indeed! "

Or perhaps every aspiring political/espionage/love/drama film maker should just be sat down like Alex, eyes pinned open, to watch The Lives of Others,The Spy who came in from the Cold, Three Days of the Condor, The Third Man and The Conversation over and over until the "get it'!

Posted by marjanne on 09/07/2011 at 12:30 PM

Re: “The Interrupters


I am a person who usually waits for the dvd because I cannot afford the price of cinemas as they are now but THIS I will pay more for!

Posted by marjanne on 09/07/2011 at 11:43 AM

Re: “My Brilliant Collision

I strongly disagree of your review of 'District 9'. The main characters of district 9 are superbly established and then, in turn, superbly tested. Seeing this film I knew exactly what kind of people these characters were very early on. As for the references to past and present day South African culture and history, the film is a political satire and the best fiction and design inspiration comes from what we know and from our culture or indeed, the cultures of others. Even if you dislike certain genres of film, it's your job to review them without bias.

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Posted by Chris H. on 09/02/2011 at 9:46 AM

Re: “California Crude

Quit your job and allow yourself a little free time to actually watch and understand the movies you seem so keen on defaming...asshole.

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Posted by itsian44 on 08/23/2011 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Amigo

Would be interested in watching it, someday, but the photos make it look like good old-fashioned anti-american propoganda.

Posted by eastbay_jose on 08/21/2011 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Your Highness

I completely agree this movie was miserable to sit through. Even my hopes that it may turn its self around let down in the end.

Posted by Love Happens on 08/10/2011 at 12:36 PM

Re: “San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

The same old crapola. Mao killed 110 million in 27 years, the Soviets killed 70-80 million in 71 years, Ho killed millions in Vietnam, Kim killed millions in China,
postwar Red governments in eastern Europe killed 2-3 million Sudenten Germans while expelling 15 million, Black africans have killed 15 million of each other in the last two decades, the US killed two million in Indochina and Israel has killed twenty Arabs over the decades for every one Israeli killed by Arabs and the list goes on.
Yet all we hear about 99.99% of the time is this Holocaustamania. Even the term is wrong as a holocaust is a giant fire like the kind that the US-UK killed millions of Germans and Japanese during WW2.
When the Berlin Wall came down and the Communist regimes collapsed the Auschwitz figure was immediately revised downward from four million to one million and even that figure is way too high. Some of the holocaust tales like Babi Yar are complete fictions, others like Anne Frank's Diary are a combination of truth and fiction. There were no gas chambers in any of the camps in Germany proper. The controversy is entirely about Poland and then there are the claims that 3,000 Einsatzgruppen exterminated two million Soviet Jews. Many scholarly books have been written debunking the whole extermination conspiracy legend. A good beginning is Debating The Holocaust by Thomas Dalton, Ph.D. Get it from Amazon and avoid the sales tax. In many countries there are Stalinist Thought Crime laws that forbid any challenge to the official holocaust legend. No other historical crime has needed criminal penalties to protect its story.
Some hack invented the term 'denier' in 1993 and all the media & academic & political apes have followed suit as a mindless sheeple. I prefer revisionist.
As an atheist I don't 'deny' god, I just don't believe in the concept.
No one denies the reality of the concentration camps and the fact that many Jews died in them or the terrible German record before and during the war.
But exaggerating the casualty figures tenfold and the absurd human bars of soap & human lampshade tales and many more lies need to be exposed.
Exposing them doesn't make a person hate Jews qua Jews, which is the real definition of a real anti-Jew.
This whole Shoah business is entirely driving US Mideast policy and leading us into evermore wars.
No other human tragedy is being more intensely exploited many years after the event except this one where the hysteria increases each year.
Why is that ?
Ignore any ad hominem responses to my comments, I do on principle.

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Posted by mike_hardesty7909a on 07/20/2011 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Terri

I got to see TERRI at this years SIFF, and though there are many reasons I like the film, one of the biggest is because it didn't have that payoff we all expect. Instead of the nerds winning, the goth girl putting make up on to find out how beautiful she really is, or an exercise montage leading to a dance off, the one we are left with is simple, elegant, and most of all, truthful. I haven't seen the most recent Transformers, but if you are looking for expected pay offs, I'll put my money on that there is a big robot showdown in the end, as called for.

Terri- fully recommended for people who like something unexpected.

Posted by Martin Laika on 07/13/2011 at 9:42 AM

Re: “The Big Uneasy

While the entire city of residents was displaced, the Corps of Engineers worked very hard with an expensive PR company to blame the failure of its system on the weather.

But as noted by Gaye Tuchman, distinguished sociologist and author of Wannabe U, "one should always look behind language that would seem to attribute calamity to unpreventable weather. This vocabulary,” she warned, “denied human agency. It minimized the individuals and institutions whose actions could often be found hiding behind all the talk of water and wind."

Posted by SandySays on 07/06/2011 at 8:02 AM

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