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Re: “The Lobster Surreally Skewers Society’s Fear of Single People

The lobster is arbitrarily asinine, disjointed, and gratuitously violent towards both humans and former humans that "didn't make it." If the goal of the creators of the film was indeed to point out that society puts too much pressure on single people, they could have achieved this worthy goal in a less cryptic and violent way. Yes, the movie was original, but that should not be a goal outright. Any message one is supposed to glean from this film is muddled by the tortured plot.

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Posted by Marco_Polo on 07/05/2016 at 8:05 AM
Posted by dirty game on 07/01/2016 at 10:45 AM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

The only peeople who murdered those boys were let off by an inexperienced prosecutor and hoodwinked judge. The facts are all pa rt of the public record.

http://www.westmemphisthreefacts.com/

They were rightly accused, rightly tried, and rightly convicted. Lyig "documentaries" and credulous celebrities do not override the facts.

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Posted by Greg 1 on 06/20/2016 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis Film, Miles Ahead, Isn’t a Real Biopic—It’s Something Better

"Miles Ahead"... "opening Friday".... where? I'm having a tough time finding film times/locations on www.indyweek.com now. The site for the film itself just has a Wilmington NC showing location. Sigh....

Posted by Tbone on 05/28/2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Film Review: Christian Movie Miracles From Heaven Goes Where Secular Hollywood Won't

Actually, many evangelicals and other Christians would not agree with the notion that "if you are a true believer you will be healed." God does not really promise Christians any kind of earthly reward, just spiritual salvation. Proof of this can be seen in the life of the disciples -- surely they all believed and yet most of them were killed/martyred. At the same time many Christians lack faith that God can heal. After all if God is God and truly creator/omniscient/sovereign then what could be outside the scope of His power? But when Christians believe they have "earned" or "deserve" to be healed because they've "had enough faith" or "been good enough" then many would say they are taking scripture out of context. Of course there's camps where this kind of "prosperity gospel" is taught, but please don't lump all Christians into that camp ;)

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Posted by bsquizzato on 03/16/2016 at 5:56 PM

Re: “Film Review: Christian Movie Miracles From Heaven Goes Where Secular Hollywood Won't

What about all those amputees that god isn't healing? Many are true believers yet still no cure.

Amputees are often used as an example to demonstrate that there is no interventionist god standing by to reward the faithful. Not once has an amputees limb ever grown back. Ever. Why? Because there is no god.

There are certainly medical mysteries. Periodically & infrequently there are cures we can't explain. But, this mysterious nature is because we have incomplete information. If medical scientists were able to do more exploratory diagnostics we'd be better able to understand these "mysterious" cures. But, to say that unexplained cures are a miracle is just ignorance filling in for what we don't understand.

There are no miracles - only a lack of explanations. No need to inject an imaginary friend where none belongs. That's why I won't bother watching this movie - or any other in its genre.

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Posted by indyviewer on 03/16/2016 at 3:07 PM
Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 12/30/2015 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Brooklyn is a classy, classical and not quite trustworthy immigrant’s tale

Yes, life in America in the 1950's was pretty much segregated (even in the north, although not by law).

Posted by Drjehr on 12/11/2015 at 12:56 AM

Re: “An animated documentary about the Israel-Lebanon war doesn't go far enough

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Posted by demetriusgibson on 07/31/2015 at 12:28 AM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

The little boys seeing the leaked photos you all are so blind sided, the boys step dad and his friends. The knife in questioned, the killer did this out of rage when he mutilated those boys and hurt them in such a way. Those other 3 boys satin worshipers still deserved there time they served for wanting to worship what is not! There's only one God! He will send punishment as he sees. I'm sure worst happen to the 3 people say innocent. But reading and looking at all the evidence hair fibers in the shoe lace of Stevie. Did anyone bother to check the step fathers history and the other boys dad. The boy whom they said was casturated. The knots and the way they were tied had to have been someone who were taught how to hog tie. New kids in that generation would not have learned that. The step dad his friend mark the weird kid that played with Stevie. Where was the crime scene where this happen. The weird black man from the bojangles could b a setup. Scared because he was lead into something or paid by the step father and his friend. I would like someone to elaborate on the step dads back ground his friends. How the knots were tied, if they were tied the same way, but there were too many things leading to those boys so called fathers make me sick. What a sloppy job from that case. That's the kind of work you get in a small town, people have no morals to the truth of anything anymore. Think people think!!!! Look at the evidence.

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Posted by thethinker on 07/23/2015 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Jurassic World and Inside Out show that digital wizardy can't shine without smarts and heart

To Glenn MacDonald,
From your comment "The makers of Jurassic World don't think much of their audience and it shows."
Really? Explain to me that the makers of Jurassic World surpass boxoffice results with the biggest weekend opening of all time....the movie was a boxoffice monster the first to gross $500 million in a single weekend and the fastest movie to earn $1 billion to $1.5 billion becoming the fourth highest grossing picture of the year. Not to mention surpass over that during the Independence Day holiday knocking out its competition.
Raymond George, Durham

Posted by rgj5366 on 07/21/2015 at 12:34 PM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

Im so tired of the people that try to say the boys did it.your reasoning is rediculous.oh lack of dna doesnt mean innocence.that can be true but in 95 percent of cases lack of dna is a huge factor.they would have had to have killed the kids elsewhere and than dumped them there which goes against jessies coerced confession.those boys werent rutually killed.somebody lost it and killed those boys.i think if hobbs did it he had someone that heped him.possibly his friend who was his alibi(even though guy says terry lied about the amount of time he was there).

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Posted by bellflowe83 on 06/20/2015 at 9:56 PM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

Ladies and gentlemen, except for those few complete idiots, I agree passionately that the 3 boys that died, and the three that were wrongly convicted, deserve better from us now. Stand behind your convictions and let us exact justice on Hobbs. Damien, Jesse, and Jason deserve to live their lives like kings from now on, until their world fades after many years of bliss. I call you to live by your words. Hobbs deserves to have despair in prison for his eternity. Let's join this cause, because it's not this one story. Everyday these stories of our police state are continuing. I think this case is the perfect place to begin to challenge the order. The wm3 do have an initiative started. This fight can, must, and will be won. Hobbs can sit in a cell, after being beaten, or worse by other inmates, and ponder the situation. A murder charge will last the life of the guilty. Jaytalents@outlook.com message me. We will find this together, only. Those poor parents. We must start somewhere. This where is the most logical. Then, a complete overhaul in policing, to its core. We must.

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Posted by jay bigger on 06/05/2015 at 7:37 AM

Re: “New documentary Merchants of Doubt exposes the art of spin

Dirk Steel, you've cited David Legates as a source. According to USA Today, "Some of Legates' work likewise had ties to organizations supported by Koch and oil industry interests." It seems Legates may fit very well into this movie's narrative after all.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/26/uds-david-legates-caught-climate-change-controversy/24090273/

Posted by Austin Beahm on 05/12/2015 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Wim Wenders celebrates the influential yet troubling photojournalism of Sebastião Salgado in The Salt of the Earth

This review is not a reliable representation of Salgado’s work. Salgado didn’t encourage "consuming the suffering of black and brown bodies” as the reviewer implies— he tried to bring awareness to pressing issues and worked as a conduit to NGOs that worked in conflict areas. Conflict zone reportage was and is a central function of journalism. The author's claim that Salgado had “impassioned entanglement” with his early work in Brazil but his later work was somehow“simply misery porn” is entirely speculative without offering any line of reasoning.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Austin Beahm on 05/12/2015 at 4:08 AM

Re: “New documentary Merchants of Doubt exposes the art of spin

Glenn, you stated in your review, "The current score, say analysts who have mined the data, is 928 published papers to zero." Which analysts are you referring to? What papers were they looking at?

In reality of the abstracts of 11,944 climate-related papers published in the reviewed journals over the 21 years 1991-2011, only 41 (0.3%) were found to have stated explicitly that most warming since 1950 was manmade (Legates et al., 2013).

Why is it necessary to "exercise the art of spin" to make your point? Are you not afraid that doing this will negatively impact your credibility? Do you think like Brian Williams that no one will ever fact check what you say?

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Posted by Dirk Steel on 04/20/2015 at 3:18 PM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

THERE WERE 6 VICTIMS IN THIS CASE THREE THAT LOST THEIR LIVES PERMANENTLY AND THREE WHO LOST IT TEMPORARILY...WELL 20 YEARS OF IT....IT IS SO WRONG AND IT HURTS ME TO MY SOUL!!!

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Guero Estella on 03/20/2015 at 3:17 PM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

UDGES, LAWYERS, JURORS AND WITNESSES SHOULD BE SENTENCED TO THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME IF NOT EVEN MORE TIME WHEN THEY NEGLIGENTLY/WRONGFULLY CONVICT INNOCENT PEOPLE. I BET THEY WOULD TAKE MORE CARE AND BE SURE THAT WHAT IS WHAT, WHO IS WHO, AND THAT ALL EVIDENCE IS CORRECT AND REAL. THEY WOULD NOT JUST PUT PEOPLE AWAY BECAUSE THEY ARE POOR OR DIFFERENT TO "CLOSE" THE CASE!!! IT HAPPENED TO ME AND I AM THANKFUL EVERY DAY THAT I WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT HOME TO MY FAMILY IN MONTHS AND NOT YEARS.....

11 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Guero Estella on 03/20/2015 at 3:05 PM
Posted by Fritx on 03/19/2015 at 3:47 PM

Re: “In new documentary Red Army, the Cold War is waged on ice skates

It opens tomorrow at the Raleigh Grande.

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Posted by Brian Howe, INDY arts & culture editor on 03/19/2015 at 3:21 PM

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