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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!
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.
Author of the Sons of Avalon saga
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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
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
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.
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.
It's easy to see you hate cats, but keep your hatred out of your reviews old fart.
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These will be good options to watch during the week.
Is this for general viewing?
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
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.
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"!
very good brings back memories of black pride an orginiation
BILL James is the sabermetrics guy.
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.
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.
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.
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