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Re: “Justice League Is a Cheap-Looking Spectacle

This isn't a review... This is a hit piece. And that's coming from someone who feels Captain America: The Winter Soldier is pound for pound the best cinematic comic movie to date. Seriously... THIS reviewer was looking to hate this film. Wow...

Posted by Junck_Male on 11/18/2017 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Justice League Is a Cheap-Looking Spectacle

This is an idiotic review. The movie is fun and exciting. Not as good as the recent Marvel movies, clearly, but much better than past DC efforts and headed in the right direction. Affleck and Cavil were good as well as Gadot and Ezra Miller. The problem was the dialogue, angst for Cyborg and Aquaman, who were played by mediocre actors. Nolan damaged the DC franchise with too much pretentious style and Zack Snyder is a so-so director. Warners made a huge mistake

Posted by Thomas L. Snyder on 11/17/2017 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Justice League Is a Cheap-Looking Spectacle

Well, you're right about showing the audience contempt... only that it didn't come from the movie, but the critic who can easily state that fans will convince themselves they are watching a good movie ...

Only if I could do the same about reading a review...

Posted by Luis Rodriguez on 11/17/2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “The Snowman: Please Inform Frosty

Sounds like they significantly changed and wrecked the book.

Posted by Eileen Morentz on 10/21/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Blade Runner 2049: Making America Dismal Again

Of course you and most of your readers don't want to explore our current situation.

That's why you go to the movies.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 10/10/2017 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Loving Vincent, and Perhaps Murdering Him, Too

the spectacle of the film is at first nearly overwhelming. But, once one gets used to seeing the Vincent mode on a constant level, it is a pleasure to watch. The conjecture over Vincent's cause of death is quite plausible and the doctor's forensic analysis of the wound's initiation...not done by Vincent's hand...is very compelling. The course of Armand's journey following Vincent's path is not at all tedious...but very enlightening as drama and as narrative. All rings true for the viewer and makes this film a joy and hopefully a success in all ways for its creators. loved it.

Posted by Perry Johnson on 10/07/2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Mother!: Who Are All These People?

Wow. You completely missed what this movie is a metaphor for...The Poet represents God. Jlaw was Mother Nature. The Man and Woman were Adam and Eve, their children Cain and Abel. The movie represents the progression of humans populating (and destroying) Earth (the house). We see war, slavery, religious fanaticism, greed, humans' disregard of taking care of the planet all represented throughout. The heartbeat was the wellbeing of the planet and Mother Nature monitoring and trying to protect it until she finally snapped with the death of her baby (jesus). Not saying it was a perfect movie but how on earth did you misunderstand so completely what this movie was about???

Posted by moviegal on 09/20/2017 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Rebel in the Rye Is Airless and Suffocating

Enduring masterpiece??

Enduring the way cigarettes are an enduring symbol of rebellion for imaginationless youths who desperately want to stand out but lack the talent and brains to do so. Same with CitR.

Posted by Martin Warner on 09/15/2017 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Where's the Outrage? In Detroit.

Thanks for Kelly Vance's insightful discussion of this important movie. I lived in Detroit that summer, and it is sad to see how many of the problems of that era persist in the U.S. today. This is by far one of the most intelligent reviews of Ms. Bigelow's harrowing account of what can happen when a sadistic policeman misuses his power over our citizenry.

Posted by Shelley Diekman on 08/21/2017 at 6:29 PM

Re: “A Ghost Story: Sheet Out of Luck

#rodetheirsiblingscoattailsclub

Posted by Wendy Myrhh on 07/14/2017 at 7:52 PM

Re: “A Ghost Story: Sheet Out of Luck

It's Affleck. Read up on it before you pathetically review it. Clearly you saw a different movie than 99% of the critics who loved it!

Posted by Nancy Cassady on 07/13/2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “The Big Sick: When Kumail Met Emily

I thought this picture was not well written and the plot was thin when lots of nuance could have been added. And I thought the actor that played Emily was so bland that she veered into being invisible. Other than being a blandly pretty blonde, she brought nothing else to the role. I don't see a big future in movies for either of them. Comedy acts are different from film acting, eh?

Posted by Tree Fitzpatrick on 07/12/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Manifesto: I Remember Dada

Agreed. This movie would have been better if it had told us which movement's manifesto's it drew from. Then, at least, it would be educational. But I could only recongnize a few from self refrence or prior knowledge, and the rest was like an endless, contextless pros poem, neither educational nor all that entertaining.

Posted by Ethan Davidson on 07/09/2017 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Nearly Every Scene In New Baywatch Appears Framed To Appease Corporate Sponsors

I get the feeling the reviewer almost feels they have to rip this movie or be castigated by fellow scribes. I never watched Bayeatch but like The Rock and Alexandra. This movie doesn't present itself for anything more than it is - a light-hearted spinoff of its former self. It was simple, funny and easy on the eyes. The Rock is very likable. The other characters, so-so. Believable? Meh. But I kind of knew that going in. Can't we just go to a movie and have a little fun? This reviewer has to stop taking himself so seriously. Not every film is life or death.

Posted by blc2000 on 06/03/2017 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Casey Affleck A Misfit Again in Manchester By The Sea

I agree with the review. There was no character arc (he shows one emotion throughout - whoa is me), nor can I sympathize with a protagonist who is unlikeable ("My life sucks so I'm going to pick a fight and beat the crap out of you for no reason.") And the ending is as exciting and rewarding as a two-by-four (The kid doesn't want to move away from his friends and his legal guardian the fight picker doesn't want to move back to his hometown, so what to do? They both stay in their respective towns and the boy lives with friends of the family. Wow, that was tough to resolve and oh such an exciting conclusion.)

Posted by Mike Marlow on 05/28/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Chasing Trane to Find a Love Supreme

Really? Bill Clinton?

Posted by Jono Schneider on 05/01/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “What Was That All About?: Colossal

You hit it right on the head. I assume the film thinks itself quirkily original when it is in fact just plain odd and unsatisfying.

Posted by Tony Film Geek on 04/24/2017 at 5:34 PM

Re: “It’s Alive! It’s Alive!: Our Film Critic Previews The 60th San Francisco International Film Festival

Damn I usually love your reviews rave or critical. But you really went out of your way to talk shit on the SF Film Festival this year. Your "between the lines" contempt was not as hidden as you may have thought. It also wasn't cute or cheeky. It genuinely seemed like you were trying to convince people not to go. Whatever you think about San Francisco in general, the film festival has always been a quality event fueled by enthusiastic volunteers, and showing quality local and international offerings. Don't be such a dick about it. You're supposed to support your local film festival!

Posted by Nick Parker on 04/05/2017 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Terrence Malick's Song to Song, aka Blah Blah Land

Pretty sure Malick's films are, at this point. made for him and him alone.

Posted by Jono Schneider on 03/24/2017 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Don't Monkey Around with Kong: Skull Island

Overall, predictable, Once again the 'fair maiden" did what no amount of napalm could accomplish. Alas, my 118 minutes of being young and impressionable are over - back to reality.

Posted by Allene Warren on 03/15/2017 at 4:09 PM

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