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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

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

Color me not at all interested in a movie review written by a reviewer who proclaims to have no interest in the genre of movie he's reviewing.

12 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by stellaquarta on 05/23/2018 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Melissa McCarthy Fails to Be the 'Life of the Party' in Her Latest Comedy

Your review is slightly dramatic. It was a funny film.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Matt Bevins on 05/20/2018 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' Doesn't Believe Its Own Message

So you managed to squeeze out 584 words, 485 of which were writing a critical piece about another critic and 99 of which were your own insightful criticism. This is why I never read the movie critics before I decide to see a movie. While the film has it's weak points, it provokes a good deal of thought on how we perceive ourselves and how that perception is merely a state of mind. I enjoyed her effort to confront the issue..

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by designwise on 04/26/2018 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Only the Silent Survive in the Chilling 'A Quiet Place'

A great , intense, clever movie. I felt bad making any noise in the theater as the movie is so silent. Go see it if you need a 90 minute stress/freak out. Kisonak's review is good except for his trying to sound like a sensitive, modern man with his "female empowerment " flailing. It is a movie about family, about sacrifice, and fear. ALL of the family members contributed, Rick. You must be sleeping on the couch again.

Posted by NorthOldEnder on 04/18/2018 at 11:55 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Wes Anderson Brings Us to a Marvelously Designed 'Isle of Dogs'

A little confused by the review. I pretty much agree with all you wrote. It pretty close to "sucks." The 4 * confuses me. It pretty well sucks. Sorry, Wes. Love yer work generally. Bounce back, guy.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jimshifty on 04/18/2018 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'In the Fade' Is an Oscar-Worthy Topical Revenge Drama

Dear Reader, I'll pass along your suggestion about adding a female perspective to Margot. Not sure what I can do about being white, sorry.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rick Kisonak on 03/28/2018 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Movie Review: 'In the Fade' Is an Oscar-Worthy Topical Revenge Drama

I am so bored with white, male opinions about culture. White men are the majority movie critics i.e. the ultimate cultural mansplainers.

Seven Days, please consider bucking this norm and bringing in a POC perspective, LGBTQ perspective, and/or a female perspective.


A Reader

2 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Reader on 03/25/2018 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'The Strangers: Prey at Night' Is Neither Strange Nor Scary

Could. Not. Agree. More.
Dujsiks review of Prey By Night (I refuse to dignify it as connected to The Strangers) missed the mark so much so that I could only conclude that he failed to realize he had loaded his pen with blanks. It is one thing to talk of silver linings or wax poetically about the technical merits of this shot or that directorial decision, but Dujsik seems to suggest that watching a basketball game where one team dominates by 98 to 3 is somehow made worthwhile because of a few great passes or rebounds by the losing team. No. Crap is crap, and Prey By Night is deserving of that association: crap. And to suggest, let alone outright argue, that this tired sequel is any way better than the original, which is one of the best horror films in recent years if ever, is just insane and makes clear that I, for one, will never take Dujsiks reviews as anything more than well-written drivel. So sad to see this patheticly positive review on Eberts site; I used to trust his reviews.
Prey By Night is as bad as the title suggests. The acting is sub-par. The plot is thin and needless. The writing is lazy. There is no emotional connection to the characters. The kill scenes are unoriginal. Everything that Dujsik claims was fixed by this film was everything that was perfect about the original The Strangers. The anticipation and slow burn is what made the original great. The lack of action is what feeds the fear and imagination. The known adversary is not nearly as haunting to an audience as a darkened room with unknown noises. Missing these movie points is just missing the mark entirely.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by zvaughn on 03/15/2018 at 9:16 AM

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