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Re: “Movie Review: The Coen Brothers' 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs' Is Six Great Westerns in One

This is a pretty good movie with great settings in the old west. However, the first vignette is truly exceptional and could have (should have) been a full length movie in and of itself. The rest of the stories are a let down compared to the tale of the singing cowboy. Maybe if we are lucky, the Coens will do a sequel that has the potential to be the Blazing Saddles of the 21st century.

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Steve Goodkind on 12/05/2018 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Movie Review: A Genre Mash-Up Doesn't Make for Fun in J. J. Abrams' 'Overlord'

So Abrams neither wrote or directed (nor acted in) this movie . So why spend the bulk of this review talking about him ?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rich ard on 11/16/2018 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Offers a Shallow Look at a Fascinating Figure

ON ROTTEN TOMATOES there are no legit critics reviewing Bohemian Rhapsody. NONE All the reviews are made by bots. this site has turned PURE BS . if you read the reviews they haven't seen the movie and use all sorts of BS words to fill a column to make is seem like they don't sound like a renaissance fair freak. I wrote several of these so called reviewers whom have blog like pages with zero comments. this "You never saw the movie, because if you even had and you actually write like you had a pulse you would have loved it. I am a harsh ass critic and this was hands down of the years best. The only flaw was the once in a while obvious fake mustache and director Bryan Singer's ongoing pedophile case."

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Taylor Calvoni on 11/10/2018 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Offers a Shallow Look at a Fascinating Figure

"...all the ways in which the movie works to downplay and domesticate his sexuality." I've read similar comments in other reviews. Seriously? Something tells me that many of these writers weren't going to be satisfied unless they had Freddie bent over a bar being gang-banged by a bunch of bikers. The scenes were there. Subtle? Perhaps. The focus didn't need to be on how he got AIDS, but rather how he lived with it.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bob Bolyard on 11/08/2018 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Offers a Cogent Distillation of Michael Moore's Life of Muckraking

Actually, the Gwen Stefani thing makes perfect sense. If you pay any attention to Trump at all, you'll notice that he is jealous of absolutely everyone that he comes in contact with. The only people that hang around long enough to get anywhere are those that are entirely submissive to him, and never get any attention paid to them that dulls his lime light. I am willing to bet if it was announced that some woman made more money than he did, he'd be angry. And becoming President would be just what he would attempt. Most of things he has done so far are about revenge for things he believes were against him- his treatment of the NFL, Bret Kavanaugh as a screw you to women, and the list goes on.
I'm pretty sure that Michael Moore is still the smartest man in the room.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Katheryne Mero on 11/07/2018 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Action Dud 'American Assassin' Kills Michael Keaton's Winning Streak

Why wasn't the CIA able to catch the terrorists who forced Michael Keaton to do this movie? Decapitating Keaton would have been less cruel than making him do this film. I agonized through the entire movie only to see just how bad it could get. The second season of Ren & Stimpy was more realistic than the end of American Assassin. I kept waiting to see Sascha Baron cohen pop up in it, but i guess that would have killed his career too. Life's too short to spend time watching this movie.

Posted by buck rowan on 10/30/2018 at 4:11 AM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Free Solo' Offers a Fascinating Look Inside a Mountain Climber's Brain

The applicable word is missing here (article, comments, elsewhere). And it is "genius'. Alex's abilities and focus on preparation and execution can be likened to Einstein's and Mozart's and Michaelangelo's. Alex's exploits look dangerous ("hard") to us mere mortals; but to Alex they are relatively easy, if properly prepared. 2 years training, much of it on that specific wall, is preparation. He didn't walk up to that wall to climb it on June 3, 2017 before he had completed that preparation. That's the other important element missing here.

4 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Steph Durant on 10/26/2018 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Free Solo' Offers a Fascinating Look Inside a Mountain Climber's Brain

I'm going to pass on this film . You can call it "borderline pathological" . Or you can call it a death wish . Brrrr.

1 like, 7 dislikes
Posted by Rich ard on 10/25/2018 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'The Wife'

Cant wait to see it.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Judy Beaulac on 09/22/2018 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'A Simple Favor'

Disagree with the lukewarm review. Enjoyed the characters, humor and surprising plot twists. ***1/2

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jimshifty on 09/20/2018 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Peppermint' Turns Out to Be a Stale Flavor in Jennifer Garner's Vigilante Vehicle

Nice writing and funny, as usual.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Peter Grudin on 09/13/2018 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Operation Finale' Proves That the World Didn't Need Another Adolf Eichmann Movie

Said this on Twitter, but I'll say it again: As survivors get older & pass away, movies may be the only way that new generations can know about and understand the gravity and horrors of the Holocaust and dedicate themselves to the proposition that it should never happen again. The film in question might be bad, but the part of the review demanding an end to Holocaust movies is off the mark.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Chloe White on 09/12/2018 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'The Meg' Takes a Bite Out of Summer Boredom

If you have $20 you want to burn then go see this movie. It is predictable, barely amusing and could've been written in about half an hour. Yes there are some snarky comments by Statham but overall if all you want is snark and popcorn stay home and watch Youtube. Or read a book. The only redeeming thing in this movie is that the obnoxious billionaire gets eaten. We should be so lucky in real life.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by NorthOldEnder on 08/18/2018 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Movie Review: The Satirical 'Sorry to Bother You' Takes Flight When It Goes Off the Rails

A funny, biting, pointed movie with tons of commentary on social, economic, and cultural values and problems . If Mel Brooks were black instead of Jewish he could've written this. Go see it.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by NorthOldEnder on 08/03/2018 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Offers Only Microscopic Fun

One of the most fun and entertaining aspects of the MCU is how intertwined the movies are. Here we basicly have someone complaining that they don't get a single serving story in a SEQUEL in the marvel UNIVERSE. Lazy.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by justahuman on 08/01/2018 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Elvis Becomes a Metaphor for America in the Masterful Doc 'The King'

Interesting that Van Jones said what he said about Marlon Brando. That was the right person to draw a metaphor with. He marched with Dr. MLK, refused an Oscar over the rights of indigenous Americans, all of it purposedly so as to leave his mark in society. This guy really took himself seriously, so seriously that of the 1,000 people he interacted wth, perhaps ten have spoken favourably of, when asked to comment on what kind of a person he was. The opposite of those 10,000 who knew Presley. And of course, he ended up worse than him so now that I think about it, Jarecky should do a follow up to this documentary, focus it on Brando, and call it "The man who WANTED to be King, and failed."

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 07/25/2018 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Elvis Becomes a Metaphor for America in the Masterful Doc 'The King'

The Director and the writer of the review should have read what follows first. They have a hard time understanding Presley. This guy did. And I quote "He never understood the artistic claims that were made for him, probably thought very little of the nature of his appeal. Presley viewed music as for the body, not the mind, so he recorded and performed accordingly; and, if much of his music sounds superficial, it was thanks to his undoubted vocal talent and extraordinary charisma that, at least, it was all gloriously superficial and celebratory; he knew better than to take it seriously and, in doing so, he became the consummate music figure, one that defined its spirit by delighting in its very limitations. Unquote. Key sentence? "By delighting in its very limitations" Music professor Richard Middleton, in his book "Popular Music, Volume I: Folk or Popular? Summing up, there can not be any CREDIBLE metaphor drawn BETWEEN THIS AND THAT when one believes it can change and rule the world, and goes for it aware of and counting on its limiless potential, and another that could haven't CARED less. It takes two to tango.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello on 07/25/2018 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Deadpool 2' Doesn't Do Much to Subvert the Superhero Tentpole Machine

This is simply a bad review; it doesnt take the time to explain why the reviewer dislikes the movie, but instead goes straight in for what he perceives to be the broader narrative behind the film via the use of a poorly-integrated political analogy that, frankly, seems only to be employed to pander to the views of the reader to force them into expressing some sort of misdirected agreement with the reviewers opinion of the movie.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Screen Name on 05/31/2018 at 12:30 AM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Deadpool 2' Doesn't Do Much to Subvert the Superhero Tentpole Machine

Not sure if this is a movie review or a liberal arts major working their political views into everything humany possible.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by justahuman on 05/27/2018 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Four Veteran Actresses Enliven a Not-So-Page-Turning 'Book Club'

Terrific movie! Funny! Enjoyable time!

Posted by Carolyn Bowman on 05/26/2018 at 2:48 PM

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