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Re: “‘The Great Buster: A Celebration’ Is a Scintillating Profile of Buster Keaton

wait. what? What could have been worse? The doc or his career?

Posted by Amy L. Keyishian on 11/08/2018 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Appeal in 'A Star is Born'

Worst review I have ever read!

Posted by John Doeh on 10/03/2018 at 4:58 PM

Re: “‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Is Most Urgent of Michael Moore’s Films

Uh, she has not yet been elected.
"newly elected U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez"

Posted by JP Massar on 09/22/2018 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Unfunny, Misogynist Anti-Superhero Returns in 'Deadpool 2'

What the hell are you saying about this movie being 'alt-right' and shit? I'm liberal as fuck and I enjoy the Deadpool movies. There is nothing alt-right about them. My boyfriend is Mexican and makes jokes about his, my, and every other race all the time. I'm a feminist and he doesn't come off as misogynistic to me. Liberals can make jokes about rape and race and shit too.

Posted by Aaris Howton on 09/21/2018 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Jane Austen-in-Singapore 'Crazy Rich Asians' Fizzles

But the novel wasn't a "Jane Austen-style comedy of manners," so why should the film be one? The trilogy by Kevin Kwan has no character development and no lofty "ideas." The novels are pure entertainment -- as is the film.

Why expect something else from a film when you're not familiar with the original books -- except to say that they "seem to have the word 'rich' in their titles"? You've written a film review with absolutely no context and no clue.

Posted by travel2165 on 08/28/2018 at 12:47 PM

Re: “How to Watch the New 'Papillon'

I was shocked at the laziness of your "Papillon" review. You said it doesn't compare to the original. But since the original was in 1973, are you relying on your 45 year-old *memory* for it? When was the last time you saw the original? Maybe you should look at it again and see how dated and melodramatic it really is. It's fine if you don't like the 2018 version, but to just toss it off and say "it's not as good as the 1973 original" means that you did not do your homework for your review. But I guess anyone can call themselves a "movie critic" these days...

Posted by Daniel Day on 08/25/2018 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Jane Austen-in-Singapore 'Crazy Rich Asians' Fizzles

I thought it was overall the cheesy/corny love story, but maybe thats what they were going for!! Its OK too!.. So Im Asian-American, & while you think we deserve a better film, I would disagree because there is so much more than recognition among the general audience. At the end of the day, a best selling author got to see his work up on the big screen, we got to laugh a little at familiar little anecdotes from my childhood: scene where they play MahJong, big families with unique individual personalities, moms being super gossipy, peers wanting to 1-up each other, etc.. & yes I enjoyed celebrating the fact that it was an entire Asian cast up on the big screen!

TL;DR, The big take away is that Id like to focus on celebrating the big/small wins for Author Kevin Kwan & the entire crew, rather than thinking We deserve a better film.

Posted by Not-So-Rich Asian on 08/22/2018 at 3:42 AM

Re: “'The Most Unknown' Is the Most Intelligent Documentary of 2018

Use your phone dude.

Posted by Freddie Chavira on 08/19/2018 at 8:54 PM

Re: “'The Most Unknown' Is the Most Intelligent Documentary of 2018

What is the name of the second song at the end of the documentary when the credits are running? Its a sick instrumental beat song. I know the first song is by animal collective. I want to know the name of the second song that plays. Please help!

Posted by Ryan Flores on 08/19/2018 at 8:43 AM

Re: “'The Most Unknown' Is the Most Intelligent Documentary of 2018

What is the name of the second song at the end of the documentary when the credits are running? Its a sick instrumental beat song. I know the first song is by animal collective. I want to know the name of the second song that plays. Please help!

Posted by Ryan Flores on 08/19/2018 at 1:27 AM
Posted by Ryan Flores on 08/19/2018 at 1:26 AM

Re: “Jane Austen-in-Singapore 'Crazy Rich Asians' Fizzles

This is an OK movie, but doesn't justify the hype that preceded it. But, I am an all-Chinese male, and I find it insulting that director Jon Chu (yes, Chinese) couldn't cast an all-Chinese male for a character who is supposed to be all-Chinese. Henry Golding is a good-looking guy, has a beautiful voice and does a good job of acting, but he doesn't look Asian. Some have said that, to Caucasians, he looks Asian, but to an Asian, he looks Caucasian. After all the publicity about doing a world-wide search to cast this movie, the selection of Golding is disappointing. The world has 1.4 billion Chinese; about half of them are male, and they can't find ONE of them to fill this role??? It's an insult.

Posted by cal7380 on 08/16/2018 at 6:29 PM

Re: “German War Flick 'The Captain' Asks Tough Questions

Mr. Montague, you are well within your rights to choose to miss one of the best films of the year, but your smug derision is out of order. Which other German film/s tell the same story or examine the same theme as The Captain? Please be specific.

Posted by TheRealJohnSeal on 08/16/2018 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Jane Austen-in-Singapore 'Crazy Rich Asians' Fizzles

I think it is a cross cultural movie, even though the lovers look similar. She's Chinese-American, and while Nick's background is complicated, I don't think he'd identify as simply a Singaporean American businessnan. For one, his character didn't grow up in the U.S.

Posted by Mai Nguyen on 08/15/2018 at 10:48 PM

Re: “German War Flick 'The Captain' Asks Tough Questions

Yawn. This movie has been made in Germany 100 times. Germans have indulged in an auto da fe of self flagellation over the last 72 years. Only the far right remains intransigent, and like any political extreme, you aren't going to change their minds, or the minds of the far left. The vast majority of German understand WWII, what happened, and are both horrified and saddened by it.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 08/15/2018 at 9:28 AM

Re: “You Won't Be Able to Take Your Eyes Off of 'Unfriended: Dark Web'

Is this horror show about what Fakebook staffers do to blow off steam when they are not busy handling government clients? Scary indeed.

Posted by Vince Rubino on 07/19/2018 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Unfunny, Misogynist Anti-Superhero Returns in 'Deadpool 2'

I agree this movie fucking sucked!!! STUPID MOVIE FOR STUPID PEOPLE.

Posted by Joe Stone on 06/22/2018 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Unfunny, Misogynist Anti-Superhero Returns in 'Deadpool 2'

This seems about right for the type of person that believes everything that doesn't actually have a pussy-hat and whines nonstop about 'wage gap' and 'all men are misogynists and should die' is a nazi, yeah.

Posted by poor thing on 06/22/2018 at 4:25 AM

Re: “Unfunny, Misogynist Anti-Superhero Returns in 'Deadpool 2'

So was this the winner of the "How Berkeley Can You Review" contest? My god, not a stereotypical reaction out of place.

Posted by jlr_1969 on 06/02/2018 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Unfunny, Misogynist Anti-Superhero Returns in 'Deadpool 2'

Saw the movie. It was great. I highly recommend it.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 05/31/2018 at 8:44 AM

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