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Re: “Insurgent: On film, The Divergent Series is still just The Hunger Games' bratty little sister

Movie reviewer trying to hard to be cool. Gag me.

Posted by annja on 12/27/2015 at 12:08 AM

Re: “Racists, liberals, Confederate apologists — Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight declares war upon you all

Saw it today, at Intermission I heard one audience member's comment: "typical Tarantino, filming a crappy stage play, but you can't help but love the guy"

I'm a Fan and the film worked for me as sort of a Racial Bonfire of the Vanities. I was expecting a crucifixion but he went for more logical hanging in the end. There are no heroes in this film, just a big mirror reflection of Our Collective Failure to resolve the Racial Divide in America. Along with The Big Short, The Hateful Eight is a wild ride through the mud we Americans are wallowing in. Please let's find a better way.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Fercris Hart on 12/26/2015 at 7:57 PM

Re: “The Danish Girl not the hoped-for advance in transgender portrayal

There's a slight error above: Carol Grant's piece is called "Regressive, Reductive and Harmful," and you can find it here.…

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Michael Sicinski on 12/25/2015 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Racists, liberals, Confederate apologists — Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight declares war upon you all

I wish Tarantino would get off the "historical revenge" theme. He has beaten it into the ground.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Mark on 12/24/2015 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Romantic immigrant saga Brooklyn a bear hug of a movie

How utterly mental to compare Irish migration to the US in the 1950s, migration to another western society, with Muslims from a very backward culture and civilization stuck in the dark ages, who seek to change the western way of life.

Articles like this are part of the reason people vote for guys like Trump. They are sick and tired of the foolish nonsense of the media and big business and their love of cheap labour at any cost.

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Posted by Fyodor Mirren on 12/17/2015 at 8:44 AM

Re: “In Embraceable, a rare disease makes people reach out to a world they can never fully join

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Posted by Paulo Davis on 12/14/2015 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Romantic immigrant saga Brooklyn a bear hug of a movie

Brooklyn is a wonderful film, I enjoyed it very much and would recommend it. But comparing the working class Irish who came to New York looking for a better life to the so called "Immigrants" that have been in the news lately is ridiculous. I don't remember any Irish Americans in the 1950's flying airplanes into buildings, attacking Army recruiting stations or blowing up office Christmas parties like the current "immigrants" tend to do.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Chandler White on 12/14/2015 at 3:45 AM

Re: “Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin a martial-arts reverie of staggering beauty and rigorously deglamorized bloodshed

THE ASSASSIN, the newest director Hou Hsiao Hsien's film, winner of two awards Cannes- best director and best soundtrack, Half drama, half martial arts action film, The Assassin has placed shares in China, the ninth century during the Tang Dynasty and is in the foreground story of a hitman who knows if he can carry out the new mission. It is Nie Yinniang, (played by Taiwanese Shu Qi), the daughter of a general, whose poevste begins at age 10 when kidnapped by a monk, initiated in martial arts and transformed into a true assassin. Its missions are justice: to liquidate corrupt governors. At one point, one returns home from a mission where you must kill even him whom he loved as a child, a man is now a great military leader. Yinniang Nie will have a choice: you sacrifice the one who loves and abandons forever the professional assassin career, a very good movie watching

Posted by Elena Chera on 12/13/2015 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Romantic immigrant saga Brooklyn a bear hug of a movie

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Posted by reyemed on 12/08/2015 at 8:06 AM

Re: “The Good Dinosaur not a Jurassic world-beater, but it still has the Pixar polish 

Tens of millions of years shown in the smallest details, the Good Dinosaur is an opportunity could not be better to go to the movies with the whole family. Of animation Pixar, who have always managed to captivate both adults and children, the Good dinosaur seems rather intended the latter, but that does not mean adults will be captivated by the story of Arlo, a dinosaur fearful that must after confront fears destiny throws him into a fantastic aventură.În the story is seen and Pixar talent to suggest and create excitement. Arlo's experiences can be summarized in a few sentences, and meetings with other peers of his, but also with various dangers have nothing unexpected in terms of screenwriting. However, Arlo's quest in a chain of fireflies flying, his struggle with a storm, offers some of the attached moments seen at this year's cinema, cool movie

Posted by Elena Chera on 12/07/2015 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Seth Rogen and his crew of vulgar baby-men are charming in The Night Before

This is another racist movie where fat ugly Seth Rogen plays an explicitly Jewish character, while good-looking Jewish actors (Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lizzy Caplan, this time) play non-Jews. As a matter of fact, despite being the son of two Jewish parents, Gordon-Levitt has never explicitly played his own ethnicity once in his entire 30 years of acting. Is there a problem, Joey?

This is the same racist trick Rogen pulls every time. He always casts himself as an explicit Jewish character opposite non-Jewish characters played by good-looking Jews (Paul Rudd, James Franco, Dave Franco, Zac Efron, Halston Sage, etc.).

And this new film is from the same studio, S.S.ony, that released last year’s Fury, about fighting Nazis during WWII. Fury starred no less than four Jews (Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, and Shia LaBeouf), yet none of the characters were Jewish and Jews and the Holocaust were never mentioned. Gee, maybe they should have cast Seth Rogen as a “funny” Jewish soldier who died early on in the film.

Actors of fully Jewish background: Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Corey Stoll, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy.

Andrew Garfield and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are Jewish, too (though I don’t know if both of their parents are).

Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, Sofia Black D’Elia, Nora Arnezeder, Goldie Hawn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Peet, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Kinnaman, Ben Barnes, Patricia Arquette, Kyra Sedgwick, Dave Annable, Ryan Potter.

Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: Ezra Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Davalos, Nat Wolff, Nicola Peltz, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Winona Ryder, Michael Douglas, Ben Foster, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nikki Reed, Zac Efron, Jonathan Keltz, Paul Newman.

Oh, and Ansel Elgort’s father is Jewish, though I don’t know how Ansel was raised. Robert Downey, Jr. and Sean Penn were also born to Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers. Armie Hammer and Chris Pine are part Jewish.

Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism: Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

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Posted by Trobites on 12/04/2015 at 11:38 PM

Re: “Deliverance remains the movies' most chilling portrayal of nature making man its bitch

I agree that this was Reynolds best movie. I agree, the scene following the shooting was Reynolds best acting (though he was just as real in some scenes of Boogie Nights). In Deliverance, he thoroughly convinced me that his character (Lewis) was presenting the argument of his life for not going to the authorities. This was an incredible movie....I think the whole male rape scene (as groundbreaking as that was for the early 1970s) actually detracts from full recognition of how good this movie really is.

Posted by Carl on 11/30/2015 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Romantic immigrant saga Brooklyn a bear hug of a movie

Brooklyn, an incredibly romantic film full of love. This is a romantic film but is included little drama and, like short description about Brooklyn have something like the Irish story of a girl (Saoirse Ronan) who seeks fortune in New York 50s. Among other events, marries in secret with an installer (Domhnall Gleeson) that meets at the dance Friday night, a very cool movie watching

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Elena Chera on 11/28/2015 at 7:12 AM

Re: “Spotlight a stinging inquest into the Catholic church's sex abuse scandals — and an elegy for print media resources

"Spotlight" shows how difficult it is to get the truth out of an organized crime syndicate. A team of Boston journalists worked tirelessly to find out that the Catholic church knowingly was running a massive organized childrape crime syndicate in Boston and around the world back in a time when the Catholic had a powerful influence. It also shows how Catholic followers tried to help the church get away with it.

Make no mistake, this is a movie about organized crime, featuring the Catholic church, the largest organized childrape crime syndicate in the history of the US, and in BRUTAL defiance of Jesus in Matt 18:6-14, where Jesus said childrape was unforgivable.

This movie shows how the Catholic church exhibited the same "code of silence" that the mafia has, without the honor, as they were protecting at least 249 "confessed" pedo-priests in Boston.

The pedo-priests in the Catholic church raped over 1,000 children in Boston alone, thanks to at least 249 pedophile priests, hidden and protected by hundreds of other priests, including Cardinal Law. (Only 90 were known at the time of the movie, but credits at the end show 249, and the number is now at least 271).

The Catholic church admitted 4,329 substantiated, accused pedophile priests in the US in their own John Jay report of 2004, and of course they lied. The number is well over 6,900.

And the Catholic church hid & protected 100% of their known pedo-priests, worldwide (Matt 18:6-14). Cowardly, rampant, unforgivable evil, in brutal defiance of Jesus.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by john mccormick on 11/22/2015 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Seth Rogen and his crew of vulgar baby-men are charming in The Night Before

"The Night Before" presents the story of three old friends from New York who come together for a memorable party, as they do annually. This time everything changes! Now they are no longer teenagers, the three friends feel that their habit is nearing completion, and so are planning a memorable party. They find Nutcracka Ball - the Holy Spirit of Christmas parties. What next ... they do not expect! The Night Before "is directed by Jonathan Levine, the cast includes Lizzy Caplan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Miley Cyrus, Seth Rogen, Michael Shannon, Kanye West, Anthony Mackie, cool comedy

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/21/2015 at 11:32 AM

Re: “My All-American mines the Rudy/Hoosiers playbook for comparable yardage

The desire of Freddie Steiermark is to play football. Even if the body does not fall in standards it is shorter, his father subjected to heavy workouts. It eventually noticed by legendary coach a team in Texas, Darrell Royal. Freddie gets a scholarship and an unexpected chance, that the Longhorns to play for the team. For this, Freddie moves to Austin with his high school girlfriend Linda, she decided to get noticed. Joining them is former colleague Bobby Mitchell. Shortly after the entry into Freddie Longhorns team is injured and gets a shocking diagnosis, diagnostic who puts in front of one of the greatest challenges of life, a very good movie watching

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/12/2015 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Acting, thoughtful direction overcome the challenges of adapting Room

Room a super film, in which the main roles are played by actors Brie Larson and William H. Macy. Room 2015 is directed by Lenny Abrahamson under, one Irish film, a drama with a very moving story!

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/10/2015 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Spectre the most conventional of the recent Daniel Craig Bonds — and oddly, the most fun

Daniel Craig the best character in the 007 James Bond: critically acclaimed film directed by Sam Mendes has all the ingredients of traditional James Bond movies: chases, an evil, girls Bond sensual gadgets amazing and dialogues full of humor, Spectre, refers to a monstrous criminal organization, very good movie watching

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/07/2015 at 11:44 PM

Re: “The hit documentary Blackfish has a message as dubious as its methods

Your assertions about Keiko's rescue rehab and release effort are outright false and not sure where you got your information. The most unlikely candidate for release back to the wild, actually thrived for over 5 years in his home waters, gaining over 3000 lbs during his rehabilitation, mixing it up with wild orcas with evidence of mating behavior, swimming across the North Atlantic, and finally passing as not only the oldest male captive orca at the time of his death … but most importantly…. as the only captive orca to ever be successfully rehabilitated and released back to the 'wild' . There is an Award Winning Documentary titled:Keiko The Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy that sets the record straight. Watch it and learn the truth. Here are the links:

The film's website

Posted by Theresa Demarest/Filmmaker on 11/06/2015 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Sandra Bullock declared big winner in otherwise messy Our Brand Is Crisis

In this film the main character is played brilliantly by actress Sandra Bullock, Our Brand is Crisis starts from a very current (campaign for the US presidency and especially the controversial campaign of Donald Trump) to describe events in the past, but still and able to highlight relevant US statute of "country of all possibilities" compared with less dezvoltatele nearby nations. Or point out how the ambition of individuals is more important than the lives and future of ordinary people, Our Brand Is Crisis is a mix so attractive prizes that in March it includes short list of films likely to Oscar 2016 a good movie watching

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/01/2015 at 10:22 AM

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