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Re: “Movie Review: 'Get Out' Finds the Scariness in Everyday Life

Vermont so white

Posted by Gabriel Winebrenner on 03/08/2017 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Animation Doesn't Get Better (or Stranger) Than 'The Red Turtle'

It played for a week at the Savoy, disappeared and is returning this Friday. Run, don't walk. OK, driving's probably the way to go.

Posted by Rick Kisonak on 03/08/2017 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Animation Doesn't Get Better (or Stranger) Than 'The Red Turtle'

Where can you see this film locally or online ?

Posted by Pixelvt on 03/08/2017 at 4:37 AM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Paterson' Captures the Everyday Joys of Creation

Rarely or never agree wuth RK, but this time he hit the nail square. Paterson is brilliant, masterfully unique.

Posted by Jimshifty on 03/02/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'The Great Wall' Doesn't Stand Up to Scrutiny

Um, would you be kind enough to point out where in the opening of my review I state that Chinese cultural norms are bad and shouldn't be in movies? I keep looking and all I see is an opening in which I share my concerns around "how the Chinese are buying up that country's richest man, Wang Jianlin (who has close ties to the Communist Party), now owns Legendary Entertainment (among other studios) and how concerned I was that Communist Party restrictions would ultimately result in 'movies ... increasingly tailored to Chinese tastes and to appeal to the party's self-image'?" So, I'm confused. Are you in favor of the Chinese owning more and more of Hollywood or of censorship by the Communist Party of movies American studios wish to distribute there? Or both?

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Posted by Rick Kisonak on 03/01/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'The Great Wall' Doesn't Stand Up to Scrutiny

Gotta love a movie review that starts with the premise that Chinese cultural norms are bad and shouldn't be in movies (even ignoring the question of whether the norms the reviewer cites are real or conjured from stereotypes.)

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Posted by stellaquarta on 02/27/2017 at 3:18 PM
Posted by OakenCreed on 02/09/2017 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Manchester by the Sea

This movie was a real dog. Watching earthworms die would have been more interesting.

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Posted by Larry Wohlgemuth on 01/06/2017 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Peter and the Farm

Hi Rebecca. You're right about Styron's book. It's heartbreakingly beautiful. And no argument here: Creativity and charisma coexist with depression everyday everywhere. I don't believe I accused Peter of "falseness" in his presentation of himself. I simply included a link to and reported on an interview with the film's director in which he characterizes him as "a performer." I also noted that Peter's circumstances had taken a turn for the positive since shooting wrapped according to the filmmaker. Given how troubled he appeared at various points in the movie, that seemed cause for celebration to me. What artist wouldn't find great joy in being the subject of a work showcased at MOMA?

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Posted by Rick Kisonak on 11/23/2016 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Peter and the Farm

I am talking about the final three sentences of your review and the paragraph leading up to that. You might want to read William Styron's short book, Darkness Visible. In it he explains the inexorable nature of clinical depression. When I watched this movie I did not see any sign of falseness in Mr. Dunning's presentation of himself. As Styron's case makes clear, creativity and charisma can coexist with depression. You may find comfort in the thought that Mr. Dunning's life appears changed. His circumstances may have, but his life is still in his own hands.

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Posted by Rebecca Bartlett on 11/21/2016 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Peter and the Farm

Hi Rebecca. I appreciate your feedback. I assure you no flipness was intended and would be curious to know which remark or remarks struck you as disrespectful. Thanks-RK

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Posted by Rick Kisonak on 11/20/2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Peter and the Farm

This film is playing at the Latchis in Brattleboro through Thursday of this week. I'm distressed by the flip tone at the end of your review. It suggests you lack an understanding of depression. I think more respect would be nice.

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Posted by Rebecca Bartlett on 11/19/2016 at 7:56 PM

Re: “The Accountant


It deals with some rather adult issues, but an excellent movie

Posted by jdd05672 on 11/17/2016 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Gimme Danger

Hi Greg. Gimme Danger was playing at the Savoy at the time my review was written. It doesn't seem to be streaming anywhere despite being an Amazon/Magnolia production. No DVD release date has been announced. I've got a call into my contact at Magnolia asking whether she has any idea when it will be available and I'll let you know if she does. I'd lend you the awards screener the studio sent me but it's against the law. Honest. I could do time!

Posted by Rick Kisonak on 11/15/2016 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Gimme Danger

WHEN/WHERE IS IT PLAYING???? no mention WTFF>!>!>

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Posted by Greg Foley on 11/11/2016 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Keeping Up With the Joneses

But of course, though I'm unclear as to how that relates to this film or my review. Could you elaborate? Thanks.

Posted by Rick Kisonak on 11/02/2016 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Keeping Up With the Joneses

Re: your comment about musicians: Have you ever heard of a guy named Lou Reed?

Posted by Russell Belding on 11/01/2016 at 10:33 AM

Re: “The Accountant

Hi Ethan, that is a great question, but I'm not an expert. Most of the movies about autism I have seen have been criticized by people on the spectrum as inaccurate. I would try to find a website for movies similar to this one, which recommends kids' books with good portrayals of autism:….

Edited to add: Check out the writing of Noel Murray, a film critic who has a son on the spectrum. Here's one piece he wrote about autism on film:…

There is Temple Grandin, the HBO movie based on her true story. I also saw a movie called Snow Cake with Sigourney Weaver that was not bad.

Posted by Margot Harrison on 10/29/2016 at 11:40 AM

Re: “The Accountant

What movies regarding autism would the reviewer recommend? I have three children on the Spectrum. Please not Rainman. ;)

Posted by Ethan Rogati on 10/26/2016 at 6:08 AM

Re: “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years

OK, fair enough. Perhaps I read too much into the phrase "undeniably the least gifted of the group..." (as well as the follow-up discussion that appeared to suggest that his primary function was simply to come up with wacky sayings). To my ear, it just sounded, well, kind of dismissive.

But I think, ultimately, we're in full agreement. The band wouldn't have been who they were without any of those guys.

And, in any case, really looking forward to seeing the movie. Thanks.

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Posted by Nichael Cramer on 10/03/2016 at 10:03 PM

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