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Re: “Spider-Man: Homecoming Makes a Fifty-Five-Year-Old Hero Feel Like a Kid Again

Spiderman homecoming is the best spider man movie that I have seen yet https://goo.gl/jhKahk

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Posted by Hazel Gomez on 07/13/2017 at 5:03 AM

Re: “Know More About Manhattan Than Your Embattled Neighbors in Rural North Carolina? Then See Raising Bertie.

I was born and raised in Bertie County, and believe me, this was painful and beautiful to watch. I was a cheerleader for the basketball Bertie Falcons in the Bertie gym and on the sidelines of the Falcons' football field, and grew up driving on the same roads in the film. I had to pause to cry on several occasions.

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Posted by Tar Heels forever on 07/03/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “In Her Remake of Clint Eastwood's Lurid, Trashy The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola Probes Deeper Rhythms

Clint's film is trashy? maybe that's why all of us pigs would like to wallow in it.

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Posted by Jovana Dimitrijevic on 06/28/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “The Book of Henry Is a Blatant Tearjerker Whose Elaborate Plot Serves a Useless Solution

Thanks for spoiling the movie. Just because you didn't like it doesn't mean you have to ruin it for everyone else.

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Posted by Carly L. on 06/14/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “A Forgotten The Handmaid’s Tale Movie Filmed in Durham Is the Missing Link Between Classic Novel and Hulu Hit

I was an undergrad at Duke when The Handmaid's Tale was filmed. I remained on campus during spring break and vividly remember the gallows in place in front of Duke Chapel. It's possible a wedding in Duke Chapel was ruined with the gallows in place, but I can't confirm that memory. I do remember a screening of the film on campus and the howls of laughter at the role our Duke Card readers played as ID verification in the film. I also remember the fleet of ugly, matte black-painted cars used in the film as "cars of the near future".

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Posted by PeterH on 05/27/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “A Forgotten The Handmaid’s Tale Movie Filmed in Durham Is the Missing Link Between Classic Novel and Hulu Hit

I also loved this movie when it came out. Having just recently rewatched it, I'm surprised by how many details from the book it actually got right. There's a lot to squeeze into a 90-minute film, but I think it did a decent job. It makes a good companion to the book and Hulu series -- some details differ, but it's the same broad strokes.

And the point about casting Duvall and Dunaway: completely agree! They fit their descriptions from the book much better than their counterparts in the Hulu series. It would be interesting to know what changes Atwood made to the script that Pinter disagreed with.

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Posted by Jase Wells on 05/25/2017 at 11:46 AM

Re: “A Forgotten The Handmaid’s Tale Movie Filmed in Durham Is the Missing Link Between Classic Novel and Hulu Hit

What a great story, thanks Allison! I remember seeing this movie in high school and loving it. I never made the connection with Durham in all these years. Severely underrated movie, I think.

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Posted by Glenn McDonald on 05/24/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Dueling college a cappella groups in Pitch Perfect

Just saw Pitch Perfect 3 trailer. Looks like its going to be another year of fun ride. Incredibly excited to see the Bella ladies returning on screen. Wish there was something going on between Beca and Chloe in this one. Give something for use queer ladies too, will you Trish ;)
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Posted by Andrew190 on 02/14/2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Isabelle Huppert Unforgettably Avenges Herself in Elle

We'd be hard pressed to find a free local weekly with film reviews this poetic. Your writers translate complex ideas that could easily alienate an audience into accessible and engaging prose. While I'm definitely enticed to "question everything [I] took for granted about the relationship between victim and victimizer" without the aid of an "easy moral critique," I'm also pretty darn satisfied by the review alone.

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Posted by Aims Arches on 02/01/2017 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Dueling college a cappella groups in Pitch Perfect

Ever since the surprise success of the Fox TV show Glee audiences have been exposed to the world of choirs, high school show choirs, and the world of a capella. The film Pitch Perfect deals with the latter of the three.
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Posted by philip190 on 01/14/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Amy Adams’s Authenticity Elevates Tom Ford’s Glam Pulp Fiction in Nocturnal Animals

robertm748: You mean without warning, apart from the very first paragraph of his review???

Posted by Neil Morris on 01/02/2017 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Aliens land in an English slum in Attack the Block

Nathan Gelgud is unsure whether the disenfranchised classes in England are whiter than in the US? Really?

Well, Nathan, I've lived there and I'll give you a hint...

They are. (Surprise!)

Otherwise, this review isn't bad. However, do watch the film - it's wonderful!

Posted by Eileen Smyth on 12/25/2016 at 10:01 PM

Re: “Amy Adams’s Authenticity Elevates Tom Ford’s Glam Pulp Fiction in Nocturnal Animals

4 Stars for NOCTURNAL ANIMALS? What a joke! The unnecessarily explicit -- and ultimately pointless -- opening scene of nude, grotesquely fat women trying to gyrate provocatively at an art opening will have many members of the audience reaching for the barf bag or walking out altogether. That stomach-turning scene doesn't connect with anything else in the movie -- it's inserted simply for its shock value -- and it makes an otherwise riveting revenge story unrecommendable, IMHO. Only a Tom Ford fan boy, such as Glenn McDonald, would send his unsuspecting readers to such a deeply flawed film, without warning them that they might not make it through the first five minutes without tossing their cookies.

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Posted by robertm748 on 12/15/2016 at 6:05 PM

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
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