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Cole Smithey

Cole Smithey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A+ 68% North Country (2005) Charlize Theron gives an excellently modulated performance as Josey Aimes.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2005
A+ 95% Z (1969) It's a film that bluntly and stylistically depicts the impotence of truth as a weapon against authoritarian injustice.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2005
A+ 97% The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) (1928) Falconetti's shockingly modern performance as the 19-year-old Joan is a thing of irreproachable honesty and ethereal suffering.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2005
D+ 19% Domino (2005) Domino is a steaming pile of green-tinted celluloid.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2005
A 95% The Honeymoon Killers (1970) Made in 1969, "The Honeymoon Killers" presaged elements of David Lynch's filmic approach, and clearly informed John McNaughton's similarly-themed stomach-churner film "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer." Romantic dysfunction never looked so banal, brutal‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2005
A+ 98% Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes) (1972) There is a lingering voodoo in the movie that never lets you forget the folly of man's puny sins against a dark universal order of which insanity, sickness, and death are the inevitable symptoms.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2005
C 79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) a visually delicious film filled with ostensibly crowd pleasing (read boring) lightsaber battles...‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2005
80% Cinderella Man (2005) The boxing sequences here are better than those of Martin Scorsese's bar-setting "Raging Bull."‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2005
B 83% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Tim Burton and Johnny Depp collude to subvert the story's incidental allusions to Michael Jackson and his Neverland Ranch.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2005
A- 95% Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Tt's just a really damn cute movie.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2005
C- 58% The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005) The movie can be looked on for its incidental evidence of everything wrong with American capitalist obsessed ideology.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2005
B 60% Oliver Twist (2005) While the picture is not quite a masterpiece it does carry the stamp of a master filmmaker working at the height of his abilities.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2005
A+ 83% Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) Fermented in a tragic romanticism placed firmly in a no-man's land between liberation and capitalism, Sam Peckinpah's 1974 thriller is a film that sticks in your mind's eye like a lingering sun spot.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2005
A 91% The Damned (La caduta degli dei) (1969) By boldly confronting the psycho-sexual depravity of the Nazi mindset, all the way through to is inevitable incestuous nature, Visconti creates a specific cinematic vernacular for viewing and discussing Hitler's manic ideology.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2005
A- 87% A History of Violence (2005) Cronenberg's caricatured vision of American fascism is hilarious for its spot-on depiction of the anxiety that accompanies it.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2005
C+ 32% The Baxter (2005) The Baxter is a good-hearted romantic comedy that achieves its uncomplicated comic goal of presenting an underdog love story filled with offbeat personalities.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2005
B+ 61% Lord of War (2005) (The way you feel about Nicholas Cage's character is exactly how you might feel about the leaders of all governments. They are indeed cut from the same bloody cloth).‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2005
B+ 62% Proof (2005) Proof is a winning drama that oscillates with confidence and emotional tension.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2005
B+ 84% The Constant Gardener (2005) The Constant Gardener is a scathing political thriller filled with terrific ensemble performances directed by one of cinema's most innovative filmmakers.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2005
C+ 45% The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) "The Exorcism Of Emily Rose" must inevitably be compared to "The Exorcist," and pales drastically in the process.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2005
D 12% The Man (2005) "The Man's" nebulous title indicates the sloppy nature of an "action comedy" movie that emits painfully little of either genre enticement.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2005
B+ 88% Broken Flowers (2005) "Broken Flowers" is a time capsule contemplation of an American generational zeitgeist similar to that in John Sayles' terrific "The Return Of The Secaucus Seven."‐ ColeSmithey.com
Posted Aug 27, 2005
A+ 89% Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival) (1951) Douglas delivers desperation and a cynical rejection of humanity that is repulsive as it is mesmerizing.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2005
D 79% Red Eye (2005) If you've seen its theatrical trailer then you've seen "Red Eye."‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2005
C- 38% The Brothers Grimm (2005) Audiences other than preteens will be sorely disappointed at Gilliam's over-massaged vision of a tediously gimmicky script.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2005
D 14% The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) The Dukes Of Hazzard is a movie that makes you feel unclean as a result of having seen it.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2005
F 53% The Devil's Rejects (2005) If there's one consistent thematic lesson to be culled from "The Devil's Rejects" it's that we should embrace abhorrent and ruthless murderers as outlaw saints.lers.‐ ColeSmithey.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2005
33% Romeo Must Die (2000) Compare Romeo Must Die to Li's brilliant Fist of Legend, and it'll break your heart.‐ Daily Radar
Posted Jan 1, 2000