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Re: “Danny Boyle's Ill-Conceived Homage 'Yesterday' Should Have Let the Beatles Be

Totally disagree with this review!

1 like, 11 dislikes
Posted by Mary Hampson on 07/07/2019 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Danny Boyle's Ill-Conceived Homage 'Yesterday' Should Have Let the Beatles Be

Awesome, Rick Kisonak hated it. Can't wait to see it.

6 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by lassy2 on 07/05/2019 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Priced Out of His Past, a Man Fights Back in 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco'

Critics often judge films based on their love of the subject matter rather then on artistic merits . Is this the case here ?

Posted by Rich ard on 07/04/2019 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Two 'Booksmart' Teens Cut Loose in a Fresh Twist on the Coming-of-Age Comedy

A fantastic film, over the top at times, but thoroughly enjoyable. The two main actresses are phenomenal. I like how the characters were not mean to each other which seems to be something all of these high school films do.

Posted by manofwow on 07/03/2019 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Yoko Ono Rewrites John Lennon's Legacy With 'John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky'

Typical slander of Yoko in this article. This very well could have time machined from the 70s.

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Kevin O'Connor on 06/11/2019 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Swedish Film 'The Square' Brilliantly Dissects Modern Mores

From the reviews I thought this movie would be much more focused on the world of contemporary art and the day to day realities of museum life and work. There was a lot of good work here but also a good deal of excess I didn't like it. Elizabeth Moss was scary.

Posted by Chad Henry on 06/11/2019 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Rocketman' Celebrates Elton John's Music Without Elton John Singing

Kisonak's complaint about the film ignoring the importance of band members Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson, and (later) Davey Johnstone in the formation of EJ's live and studio sound is spot on. For a feel of those early years from someone who was there contributing, see this Rolling Stone interview of the band's drummer.
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/nigel-olsson-reflects-on-50-years-of-playing-drums-for-elton-john-713606/
And with the money saved from cinema, listen to the album 17-11-70. The live crackle of that 3-piece band will blow you away.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bias Gaultiar on 06/11/2019 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Rocketman' Celebrates Elton John's Music Without Elton John Singing

Most of the things this review complained about were actually things I liked.

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Russell Belding on 06/07/2019 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Yoko Ono Rewrites John Lennon's Legacy With 'John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky'

I must commend Rick Kisonak for refusing to nurture the lionization of the late John Lennon in his review of the film Above Us Only Sky. His point is especially well-taken about the persona of the man as a younger Beatle, particularly in contrast to the sanctimonious, self-righteous and often strident tone of Lennon's public stance(s) late in his tenure with the group and early on as a solo artist and in collaboration with Yoko Ono. And the description of the latter segments of the documentary (sic) sound particularly on-point in terms of the latter's self-serving interests (even to someone like myself who doesn't subscribe to the conspiracy theories about the woman's contributions breakup of the iconic foursome). Let's hope Rick Kisonak brings an equally discerning eye to the forthcoming film covering the Let It Be phase of the band's career, to be overseen by Lord of the Rings filmmaker Peter Jackson.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by anodyne7@comcast.net on 06/03/2019 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Yoko Ono Rewrites John Lennon's Legacy With 'John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky'

Wow. Someone still spewing Yoko-as-Evil-Schemer tropes in 2019. Read 'Grapefruit!'

3 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Greg Benson on 05/31/2019 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Yoko Ono Rewrites John Lennon's Legacy With 'John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky'

Lennon said that Yoko's book Grapefruit insired him to write Imagine.He said also that he should give her creation credit for the song,but he was so selfish then...

5 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Spyros Andrianos on 05/28/2019 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Yoko Ono Rewrites John Lennon's Legacy With 'John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky'

Its really weird to see this kind of sexist, revisionary, Yoko-blaming review coming from a writer in 2019.

The Beatles broke up. It wasn't Yokos fault. Shes not trying to steal her husbands legacy. He was a pretty flawed and abusive dude throughout much of his life, he wasn't a saint. Get over it, and dont go after women because they threaten the fragile narrative youve constructed around your heroes.

9 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Chuck Whistler on 05/27/2019 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum' Is as Unwieldy as Its Title, but More Fun

No wonder integrity is so popular these days!

Posted by Samuel Shultis on 05/25/2019 at 11:30 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Yoko Ono Rewrites John Lennon's Legacy With 'John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky'

Whoever read Yoko's grapefruit book knows where the imagine come from.
It is clearly from her book. Whoever wrote this have no idea about her work or her book

7 likes, 23 dislikes
Posted by Sakura Om on 05/24/2019 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Seth Rogen Can't Make the Unlikely Romance of 'Long Shot' Work

Chemistry isn't always about typical physical attraction (for example, sapiosexuals find intelligence sexy) but is also about emotional connection and that feeling that somebody "gets" you.

I felt that positive, sweet, good energy between Theron and Rogan in this movie, as well as in several video interviews with them discussing the film. More than a romcom, "Long Shot" is about believing in oneself and being true to oneself -- a "feel-good" film for our troubled times.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by RealityCheck on 05/12/2019 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Seth Rogen Can't Make the Unlikely Romance of 'Long Shot' Work

I saw this movie last night, and it's hard for me to imagine the reviewer and I saw the same film. This film is an incredibly funny, intelligent, and timely social commentary that doesn't hold back. Five stars, seriously.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Michelle McGee on 05/12/2019 at 5:56 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Seth Rogen Can't Make the Unlikely Romance of 'Long Shot' Work

"Critics consider the romantic comedy an endangered species."

Barf.

Can we get an actual writer in here to write reviews that don't sound like a fifteen year old's book report hastily written at the last possible moment?

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Steve McDonald on 05/09/2019 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Emilio Estevez Takes on the Plight of the Homeless in 'The Public'

I have always loved Emilio Estevez

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Asez Connecticut on 04/20/2019 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Mary Magdalene' Offers an Inspired Revisionist Take on an Age-Old Story

What a strange concept for a movie?! I'm not sure if this is a good thing, or a bad thing?

John Denner

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by John Denner on 04/20/2019 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Movie Review: The New 'Pet Sematary' Doesn't Manage to Bury Its Campy Predecessor

The original movie was a lot better than this! Make overs are usually not worth watching... Just like the movie IT, The original one was a lot better!!

Posted by Gigrape52@gmail.com on 04/11/2019 at 11:08 AM

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