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Re: “Pink Smoke Over the Vatican examines gender discrimination in the Catholic Church

I disagree with ' in 2010, under the regime of Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican classified the ordination of women as a "grave crime," the same category that governs sexual abuse by priests'.
Priests that even think that it might be acceptable to ordain women are drop kicked out of the clergy and church. Priests that abuse children are shuffled around for as long as 40 years, then given pensions, and are buried with full honors when they die. The bishops that knowingly cover up crimes are given cushy jobs in the Vatican. Did i say Bernard Law?
Different category.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Isabel Sinton on 10/16/2013 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Tom Hanks' new maritime adventure, Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips may be an excellent film but I wouldn't know. I didn't get to see the end. Neil Morris says "Greengrass largely stills his trademark camera-in-a-blender..." I completely disagree. Actually it's more like camera in a food processor. The camera starts moving, pitching, yawing, rolling, and shaking at the opening frame and relentlessly never stops. I don't think Greengrass has ever heard of a tripod or a Steadicam.

Anyway it was too much for me, I lost it just before the Seals arrive. The staff at the theater were very gracious. They gave my wife and I two passes for another time. I'll try to see it again, but fortified with Dramamine. You have been warned!!!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Randy_in_NC on 10/12/2013 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Ron Howard's Formula One flick, Rush

Right - and the results sounds as I described.

Posted by Neil Morris on 09/25/2013 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Ron Howard's Formula One flick, Rush

Thanks, robertm748, that typo has been corrected.

Posted by Denise Prickett, INDY Editorial Web Director on 09/25/2013 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Ron Howard's Formula One flick, Rush

"Brühl's clipped accept"??? I think you meant ACCENT!

BTW, there are several online articles about how Brühl -- who is fluent in German -- had to retool his accent to sound AUSTRIAN like Niki Lauda.

Posted by robertm748 on 09/25/2013 at 12:00 PM

Re: “The Act of Killing is a troubling documentary about mass murder

I urge everyone to see this unsettling documentary and then take action on the issues raised by the film. Impunity persists in Indonesia for the 1965-66 crimes depicted in the film, as it does for later crimes committed by Indonesia's armed forces from Indonesia's U.S.-backed invasion and occupation of East Timor to ongoing violations in West Papua. Human rights groups are supporting an appeal from survivors of the' 65 massacres for the Indonesian government to acknowledge the truth about the 1965 crimes and to apologize and provide reparations to the victims and their families. See

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by John M Miller on 09/18/2013 at 4:53 PM

Re: “New documentary The United States of Football examines our most popular sport's toll

Yup, I played football in high school and now I'm shocked by the slowness of the games, the corporatization of the sport, and how many people follow a game I no longer pay any attention. I'm glad this documentary is coming out, right as the season starts. I'm shocked how many people waste entire Saturdays and Sundays watching the sport.

Injuries. It took one hit early in my career to prove the sport was extremely dangerous to the body and brain. I played college lacrosse at the Div. I level and nothing in the sport comes close to the impact on the body and brain of football hits. I still play soccer and sure, injuries can happen, but not too many people play tackle football as adults. Wonder why...

I read the Gladwell article but sadly, just like the doc., the people who need to see it will probably be watching Monday Night Football instead.

And don't even get me started on college football. It has NO BUSINESS being an amateur sport on campuses. Same with basketball. They're semi-pro and the "student"-athletes have zero interest in being part of the college community.

Exploitation. Yup, an excellent point. Non-whites with nothing to lose, everything to gain putting it all on the line while rich whites cheer in the crowds. Hmm, how long ago was Public Enemy (Flava Flav) rapping about the ridiculousness of white QBs? And it's still happening.

Look at a school like Alabama. Rich white kids and white people...and nearly an entirely black team, aside from the punter and the QB...and the coach.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by nayr497 on 09/10/2013 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Blackfish

This is an important and poignant documentary about the abuse of highly intelligent creatures, and it is a film that shows that Seaworld does not care about human’s or other animal’s life -- Seaworld only care about making money. Blackfish is deeply moving and a must-see.

Posted by ES on 08/28/2013 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Woody Allen's stunning Blue Jasmine

Coulda been called "Woody Allen's Street Car Named Desire" Just sayin'

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by smalljones on 08/24/2013 at 10:32 PM

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

It's criminal and immoral what the state of Arkansas did in the case of "wm3". Prosecutors get away with this all across the country. They're political, self serving interests and egos come before the truth and justice. And hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent people are put in cages or executed. We should all be ashamed to allow this to happen. But the ones who prosper from the suffering of the innocent have no shame.

28 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by late2 theparty on 08/18/2013 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Remembering an original talk-show jerk in Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

I have not seen Downey in action, but to many of us, Beck and Limbaugh qualify as mad dogs. But then again , maybe John Stewart and Bill Maher do so on the other side.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Charles Kidder on 08/15/2013 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Remembering an original talk-show jerk in Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck do not use the "mad dog formula" or have you ever listened to either of them?
Just because you disagree with someone's point of view, you shouldn't be fearful of them and condemn them without actual facts.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by wakeonmom on 08/14/2013 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Surviving the Holocaust underground in No Place on Earth

We tell Black people to move on from slavery(and you know it), so...........
Not that in any way am I suggesting that I EVER agreed with slavery, discrimination of any peoples, or any Holocaust. I'm not saying, but, I'm just saying...just wondering

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by 321blubel on 07/30/2013 at 4:36 PM

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

Similar scenario ~ another case where 3 teenage boys were charged with killing the sister, Stephanie Crowe, of their friend. The brother, Michael Crowe, of the victim thought he'd get to see his mom and dad if he confessed. I think this was broadcast on "48 Hours." When the teenagers were exonerated, ....years later, Michael's parents sued Escondido Police, county prosecutors and others involved in the case and won! Posting link for viewers who don't believe that an individual won't say they did it, if they didn't do it. See link below:…

So many people have suffered and it's heartbreaking to know the violence that was committed on those three 8 yr old boys that led to their death. I believe like others that whoever did it, had planned it very well in advance based on so little evidence at Robin Hood Hills. And, I believe Jesse, Jason, and Damien were railroaded.

20 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Rubytea on 07/12/2013 at 11:14 PM

Re: “A troubling documentary about WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning's supporters are furious with this film. They say the arguments Alex Gibney makes in it are exactly the same as the US government prosecutors in his trial.

People who have followed the Swedish case in detail are pretty peeved too. There really is no excuse for a documentary maker to interview a woman making allegations of sexual assault, juxtapose that interview with a photograph from the police forensic evidence file of the torn, "used" condom she handed to police, and then NOT tell his viewers that the forensic lab ALSO found that the condom in question didn't have any DNA on it - not even hers. Clearly, she's handed in fake evidence and, clearly, that must have been obvious to Alex Gibney when he read the police file during his research. Reputable filmmakers don't do that.

Conclusion: Not a credible documentary. A biased hit job.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Arbed121 on 07/10/2013 at 11:58 AM

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

After viewing the next-to-last film (Paradise Lost - Purgatory)...there is something so glaring, something so inherently wrong with the justice system that I am surprised no one has called the Arkansas Supreme Court to task on it.

The prosecutor, now having to deal with professionals far beyond his league, stood front of the Supreme Court...and stuttered and gave "I don't smoke" answers to the judges. He looked like an utter fool and much reminded me of those money men giving testimony after the 2008 financial collapse. Stuttering and tripping over their tongues when asked intelligent questions by people who knew what to ask.

The judges, this time, knew there was money behind the three, and started, for the first actually listen to common sense. What is wrong with this picture? That prosecutor wanted only incriminating evidence to be allowed! What happened to "innocent until proven guilty?" Evidently, every other time that an appeal came up, the Supreme Court listened not only to that prosecutor but to the judge who heard the case the first time. And that judge is now a SENATOR? Excuse me?!?!

Both Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin gave such moving interviews, eloquent in their simplicity and directness. They did not so much bemoan their own fate and suffering, but had the true prize never out of their minds. Finding who did this heinous thing and doing it for the poor babies that were so horribly killed, and their loved ones. Hardly sounds like the demons the prosecutors painted them to be. The prosecutor and the state are only interested in covering their collective asses, not in justice.

I applaud those with the ability and means to fight for these six people. I say six because the dead babies and the 'convicted killers' were equally victims. And if angels really do happen, I'm sure those three babies and fighting hard to see that justice is finally done.

The prosecutorial system has to change. The prosecutors have to be held accountable with no "Alford" escape route.

31 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by New Shoes on 06/27/2013 at 10:12 AM

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

What I dont understand is why the courts did not look at Hobbs he was see with them babys its not fair those boys might as well lost there lifes too well most of it there is not justice for them babys and probably never will

19 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Kelly Samons on 06/16/2013 at 6:27 AM

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

This is so fucked up the state fucked over three young men and the killer is walking around free they need to have they live turned up side down and 18yeas taken from them and let see how they like it it took them no time to send these kids to jail because of the way they looked and the music they liked so What the fuck is the hold up on the real motherfucker that took these sweet kids life so young this is bull shit the justice system sucks and they know it

23 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by marie storks on 06/13/2013 at 10:00 AM

Re: “With Frances Ha, Noah Baumbach makes a bid to be the next Woody Allen

Linda B., you may find more of what you're looking for in our interview with Greta Gerwig:

Posted by Denise Prickett, INDY Editorial Web Director on 06/11/2013 at 2:51 PM

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