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Re: “Ex Libris Gave Us One Simple Idea: Put the Librarians in Charge of the Country

Librarians in charge? America could do a lot worse. Oh wait, we *are* doing a lot worse. Now "shush".

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dave Connelly on 10/04/2017 at 3:56 PM

Re: “H.P. Lovecraft Meets Art House Cinema in the Odd, Ominous A Ghost Story

I'd be more interested with different actors, but at least it's not a fucking super hero movie or squequel, so I might give this one a watch.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by terryboo on 07/26/2017 at 3:31 PM

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

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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.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
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.

1 like, 1 dislike
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.

2 likes, 1 dislike
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".

4 likes, 0 dislikes
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.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
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: “Why you may get less than you bargained for with the new IMAX screens

The newest projector tech can fill that original sized screen, so it pretty much makes the argument moot. And the 1:9 screen is a hybrid of a traditional movie screen and a traditional IMAX screen, which makes sense seeing how moviegoers are accustomed to a wide format, not a tall one.

Posted by Ian Hunter on 03/11/2017 at 1:57 AM

Re: “Dueling college a cappella groups in Pitch Perfect

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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.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
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: “Julie Dash and the ongoing struggle of black women filmmakers

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Posted by Carolina Sander on 10/14/2016 at 5:12 AM

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.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
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

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