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by Stewball
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Blade Runner 2049
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Blade Runner 2049

How ironically fitting that a horror movie in its 5th week and centered on a clown ( It ), takes in more than an exquisitely produced sequel to a cult classic. Perhaps its a sign that dystopia as a genre, with music and denouement to match, has finally run its course, along with what some are callin...
by Stewball
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: American Made
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: American Made

Engaging, well told story, but with a couple of glaring historical rejiggings: 1. Seal was a drug runner for Pablo Escobar without any patriotic aspect to what he was doing. 2. According to the Washington Times reporter, Edmund Jacoby, as noted at History vs Hollywood , "Despite the movie attem...
by Stewball
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: Wind River
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Wind River

Yeah, it turns out the weather was improv, and at times a major obstacle. I thought the two scenes between Renner and Gil Birmingham (how's that for an Indian name) were outstanding, especially the scene at the end: "What's with the paint?" "It's my death mask." ..... "How d...
by Stewball
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: "It"
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: "It"

I've noticed new releases' recommendations are almost always overestimated. Though they may not be weekly phenomena, I'm often surprised or even awed by how good some movies are compared to what I expected. To wit: The Only Living Boy in NY --10 (which was universally hated on by critics and audien...
by Stewball
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: "It"
Replies: 2
Views: 158

"It"

In what universe does Criticker in any way shape or form possibly suggest that I'd give this horror/clown Stephen King schlock a 75--which it did. I'd give it a zero but that might suggest that I had actually watched the preview, or (retch) paid for a ticket. How can anybody not be sick to death of ...
by Stewball
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: "The Good Catholic"
Replies: 0
Views: 138

"The Good Catholic"

No matter what you might think this is about from the title, you're wrong. IOW, don't not see the film because of it. It's neither a polemic mocking religious faith, nor does it say anything about religion except maybe why don't we all just sit down and start over. All four primary characters are su...
by Stewball
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: "The Only Living Boy in New York"--Another masterpiece from Marc Webb.
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Another masterpiece from Marc Webb.

tonydal wrote:Frankly, I have no idea what the heck you're talking about.


Oops, your bluntness is deserved, my face it red, and the title in the OP amended.
by Stewball
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: "The Only Living Boy in New York"--Another masterpiece from Marc Webb.
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Another masterpiece from Marc Webb.

I see Criticker has two ratings thus far, besides mine: 28 & 30. Guess I'm even more of an outlier than usual--which of course means......well, nevermind.
by Stewball
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: "The Only Living Boy in New York"--Another masterpiece from Marc Webb.
Replies: 3
Views: 249

"The Only Living Boy in New York"--Another masterpiece from Marc Webb.

This is a movie that hits many of the same notes and soul-chords as "Like Sunday, Like Rain"--character, plot and dialogue driven low budget Indies, both well cast (Yes even Pierce Brosnan), but with no obligatory high octane action scenes, both inexplicably rated R, with low ratings (besi...
by Stewball
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Movie-Specific
Topic: "Baby Driver"
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: "Baby Driver"

martryn wrote:Yeah, this was one of the best movies of the year. I've listened to Radar Love almost daily for weeks now.


Yeah, who knew machine guns could be used as musical instruments. And BD was in my top three, but just got topped by Wind River. Hey, I know....combine the two, ahem, Baby WinDriver.

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