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Cole Smithey

Cole Smithey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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.‐
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.‐
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.‐
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.‐
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).‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2005
B+ 62% Proof (2005) Proof is a winning drama that oscillates with confidence and emotional tension.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2005
B+ 83% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2005
C+ 44% The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) "The Exorcism Of Emily Rose" must inevitably be compared to "The Exorcist," and pales drastically in the process.‐
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.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2005
B+ 87% 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."‐
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.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2005
D 79% Red Eye (2005) If you've seen its theatrical trailer then you've seen "Red Eye."‐
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.‐
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.‐
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.‐
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