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Re: “Damsels in Distress

Hi Kelly,

Whit Stillman's first movie is not "Cosmopolitan" as you erroneously state but "Metropolitan".
His lastest movie "Damsels in Distress" is as delightful as his previous movies,and although it can appear frivolous at the beginning, it deepens and gets richer, it is highly poetic. All the cast is fantastic, and Greta Gerwig is luminescent. I watched the movie from beginning to end with a big smile, appreciating each lines, bigger ideas and spirit. Highly recommended!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Vera Klein on 04/11/2012 at 7:32 AM

Re: “The Hunger Games

I'm dragging my husband to the Hunger Games this afternoon ... thanks to your review I'm confident that he won't feel that the movie is going to be another "Twilight" adventure.

I loved the books and look forward to seeing the novels come to life on the big screen.

Dee Marie
Author of the Sons of Avalon saga

Posted by Dee Marie on 03/28/2012 at 4:41 PM

Re: “The Grey

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Posted by Editor on 02/15/2012 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Duck, You Suckers!

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1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Editor on 02/15/2012 at 8:20 AM

Re: “California Crude

I'm no critic, but this review is awful. Most of it isn't even about the actual film. I'm pretty sure I could do your job better than you

37 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by DanielChannon on 01/19/2012 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Hugo

We don't often think of filmmakers as fans, but that's all they really are. They're the cinephiles who took the torch from a previous generation. Whether actor or director, cast or crew, all filmmakers started somewhere as movie aficionados. Even the great Martin Scorsese has a love of film that predates his career as a director. In his latest work Hugo, Marty takes the time to show moviegoers just how big a fan he is of movies. For more of my thoughts on Hugo, check out my review on Sobriety Test Movie Reviews at http://bit.ly/tY2AOh

Posted by James Brown on 12/01/2011 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Women on the Move

Wendy and Lucy - Although I admired the acting (however the store clerk was a little over the top) and the story was compelling, in the end this film wasn't convincing. Michelle Williams is too beautiful. It is a fact in this world that beautiful people have a much easier ride than ugly ones. I cannot accept the notion that a gorgeous woman would be in Wendy's situation. I would have bought into the story more if the role of Wendy had been played by a less attractive actress.

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Posted by David Kelly on 11/19/2011 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Puss in Boots

First third of this review is a really bad take on self-aware puns and the rest was basically a watered down summary with a little cast and production facts. Might not have even wanted to bother writing this review; there's nothing to take a hold of. Proclaiming there's "Nothing new, nothing strange, absolutely nothing unexpected, even for a five-year-old," but not stating anything that backs up these claims. Either delete this review or please rewrite it with some content.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Marcus Velazquez on 11/01/2011 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Puss in Boots

It's easy to see you hate cats, but keep your hatred out of your reviews old fart.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Matthew Kelly on 11/01/2011 at 2:52 PM

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

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.

1 like, 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

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