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Comment Archives: stories: Movies

Re: “Bruce Dern gets shorted by Alexander Payne's Nebraska

As too often happens, someone who gets paid to watch movies feels compelled to make it way too complicated. Great flick. Trust the Cannes people, not Mr. Wilson.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Victor Rojo on 12/25/2013 at 6:42 PM

Re: “The otherwise weak Beginners makes a grand coming-out party for Christopher Plummer's performance

Beginners is a very special film from movies that we learn to see the great actor Christopher Plummers, this movie is Hal and after his wife's death he wanted his son Oliver (Evan McGregor) to know the pure truth about him Hal taking up plumonar cancer patient but gay film takes us into the world of the Hal and shows close between father and son and life as you want to live it, Hal finds love and his son Oliver as Anna (Melanie Laurent) a French actress, a good movie to watch

Posted by Elena Chera on 12/22/2013 at 9:17 AM

Re: “David O. Russell's screechy '70s costume party American Hustle arrives dead as disco

David O. Russell was born in 1958, so he should have some memory of the '70s. As a teenager in that decade (as Russell was), I mainly remember T-shirts, blue jeans and long, straight hair parted in the middle -- on both genders.

I don't remember a garish parade of grotesque, overdressed freaks. That sounds more like the '80s: the decade of big hair, big shoulder pads and unbridled materialism.

Aside from watching GOODFELLAS and CASINO (and BOOGIE NIGHTS and MAGNOLIA), Russell's research must have consisted of studying photos taken at Studio 54 circa 1978. But, of course, most people in the real world weren't hanging out at a snooty Manhattan disco.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mark on 12/20/2013 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow: Immerse yourself in Anselm Kiefer's art, to the exclusion of almost all else

Born at the end of the Second World War, Kiefer and critical reflection on dangerous myths that have propelled the Third Reich in power. Combining art and literature, painting and sculpture, the artist engages German history and ancestral epics of life, death, and the cosmos to reinforce the lessons of the past, good to see this film

Posted by Elena Chera on 12/16/2013 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Meet the Third Coen Brother

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen David Jesse are known as the Coen brothers, are the Academy Award winning American film directors, writers, producers and editors. Their films are Blood Simple, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading and writing True Grit these two brothers together and works are known for their very good scenarios

Posted by Elena Chera on 12/13/2013 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Mike Leigh's company loves misery in his return to form Another Year

Another Year is a film directed by Mike Leigh film with a fairly common theme in our time, especially as it is a couple Tom (Jim Broadbent) and Gerri (Ruth Sheen) a child is already a teenager during a family marriage loses its optimism miss most other circles of friends who try to discover them himself, the film is quite tangled with cartoon characters name a be a family trying to maintain their identity, good to see family

Posted by Elena Chera on 12/09/2013 at 10:38 AM

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

Wow these comments are awesome, really nice to see some good debating for once instead of the tunnel vision. Anyone interested in (since he was brought up so much) Keiko's successful rehabilitation but failed release should give the New York Times video "The Whale Who Would not be Freed." Talks at the end how the backlash of Blackfish has created this new Free Willy effect. How the funding for the sea-pen ran out and such. Not an option for the remainder of whales in captivity. Again really nice to see educational and articulate debate going on, well done.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tara Horth on 12/09/2013 at 6:29 AM

Re: “Philomena makes a jarring mix of pathos and banter, but Judi Dench eases the collision

This film Philomena is a film about the Catholic religion that director Stephen Frears making a mixture of drama, comedy in which human rights violations Catholic Church and also and international adoption policy crisis AIDS the worst diseases in the world without remedy even if film director has said these anomalies girl who today are still not elucidated but somehow the film showed the finger to imply an a good movie to see

Posted by Elena Chera on 12/06/2013 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Killers and kingpins — they're No. 1 with a bullet in disturbing drug-war music doc Narco Cultura

In 1923 the executive council of the American Federation of Labor issued an address to the American people after an exhaustive investigation of the effects of the Volstead Act. It was shown by this investigation that there had been–––

A general disregard of the law among all classes of people, including those who made the law.

Creation of thousands of moonshiners among both country and city dwellers.

The creation of an army of bootleggers.

An amazing increase in the traffic in poisons and deadly concoctions and drugs.

An increased rate of insanity, blindness, and crime among the users of these concoctions and drugs.

Increase in taxes to city, State, and National Government amounting to approximately $1,000,000,000 per year.

Source: THE NATIONAL PROHIBITION LAW HEARINGS April 5 to 24, 1926

Posted by malcolmkyle on 12/05/2013 at 4:33 AM

Re: “Lower your expectations for Vera Farmiga's religious drama Higher Ground

Higher Ground is a film drama director Vera Farmiga's film themed religious story of two young people who loved Corrine and Ethan, who want to marry Ethan a musician who plays the guitar and traveling a lot, after we married Corrine get pregnant and go to Ethan on the road touring an accident and believed that the child no longer lives, but in the way people find they instill religious belief, the two are happy that their child lives and become religious, but not for long because Corrine wear more empty and very libertine, the film is a theme of life and those who see religion every else, a good movie to watch

Posted by Elena Chera on 12/02/2013 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Spike Lee's revenger's tale Oldboy: a dish reheated but served hot as hell

Yeah, but what does Elena Chera think?

Posted by tacobell canon on 12/01/2013 at 12:10 PM

Re: “A documentary on The New York Times finds as many questions as answers

The New York Times is a fascinating story about disappointments, bankruptcy and trust of some of the employees to go on to save, director Andrew Rossi slot One puts us in front of the "death" of the famous and renowned slow The Youk Times is the verge of bankruptcy, the story is interesting when a veteran journalist David Corr drugged trying to put on blogger story in hopes of saving something, writes Sam Zell Tribune Co. chairman, David Carr was the only one who revealed the story the Youk Times he is now on Twitter, a good movie to watch for those who want more details of the York Times

Posted by Elena Chera on 12/01/2013 at 3:07 AM

Re: “Black Nativity's soul-stirring light entertainment shouldn't be taken for granted

Black Nativity film is a film adaptation of the Broadway style dance and music a story of women Naima (Jennifer Hudson) who in desperation not to lose son Langston (Jacob Latimore) sends in Baltimore grandparents who had never seen the child does not , come to find that grandparents have their own particular problems are against their daughter Naima have disagreements resolved, Reverend Cornell Cobbs wife receives the boy and tried to approach him faith, the film is a musical, cheerful and loud bringing more "light" for those who embraces Jesus a good movie to watch with the entire family holidays

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/29/2013 at 11:26 AM

Re: “The Lone Ranger is a weird, thoughtful summer blockbuster

The Lone Ranger actor Johnny Depp is Tonto character was, is and remains a legendary figure of American culture. What we have not had them but many can say hand on heart that I once even saw ex-Texan became vigilante and reliable friend, Tonto. Looks like Pirates of the Caribbean team felt sense of a successful franchise, gods and superheroes there was room for an Indian with a crow on his head and a lawyer landed in the Wild West. The big problem with this film is the critics that gave the earth to mandretea scenario concocted trio Justin Haytham, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio gang but taking an idea and instead divide it into three films, thought that it's better to work as a pilot, a movie that I recommend to everyone a lot of action, good to see.

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/27/2013 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Too rough for PBS, legendary doc Seventeen remains one of the best movies ever made about American youth

Seventeen is an American film considered the best movie ever made for young Americans a combination of madness, anger and a lot of youth in this film, aside from the fact that young people consume drugs, drink and have sex scenes in the movie are the best known even today, that never happens that young to not be controlled and many of her failure occurs

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/26/2013 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet take parental guidance from Roman Polanski in the merrily nasty Carnage

God of Carnage film directed by Roman Polanski cast actors stars Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C Reilly and Christoph Waltz film director with more specific dialod, a movie queen in the two families engage in excuses and discuss the incident from their children school, the movie starts smoothly with many excuses and rgrete but because wrangling between pariinti reach swearing and threats, much less embarrassing dialogue in this film from conception to their offspring from parents' good to watch with the whole family

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/25/2013 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Short Takes The Sitter

This movie The Sitter main character Noah Griffith (Jonah Hill) is a babysitting who takes care of three children loves to have sex and time becomes less concerned, the film plays more than a role it is not too spicy comedy without sugar pepper is a little monotonous, this boy Noah wants to reach as many fun things to life threatening a stain moron who thinks that sex is everything in life, a comedy for those looking for not discovering anything good to watch

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/25/2013 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Too rough for PBS, legendary doc Seventeen remains one of the best movies ever made about American youth

" ... the pantheon of films that proved to be too much for PBS."

I still want to see the never-aired political satire that Woody Allen made for PBS in the early '70s. They reportedly caved in to pressure from the Nixon administration.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133962/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_52

Posted by Mark on 11/23/2013 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Blue Is the Warmest Color: The face, not the gaze, tells the story

"But you wouldn't know it from the juvenile press coverage, which started out gawking at the movie's pivotal sex scene, went on to cluck over the possible exploitation of the lead actresses, then of late has convened panels of gay women to assess how technically accurate the sex scenes are."

Most laughable are the debates about whether parents should take their kids to see the movie. It's rated NC-17. Unless their kids are 17 or older, they're not supposed to be admitted, even with a parent.

Posted by Bill on 11/23/2013 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Douglas Sirk's peerless high-gloss melodrama All That Heaven Allows is the week's must-see movie

Douglas Sirk melodrama All That Heaven peerless shiny movie of the week
  All That Heaven is a melodrama about the wrong film actors Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman a love story that is not consumed until the end, former wife of Ronald Reagan a widow with children falls in love and wants to marry Rock Hudson but not left and is forced to abandon it due to its marriage of his best known film best seen as subject

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/23/2013 at 10:32 AM

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