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June 11, 2020

DEAD RINGERS

Today's Cole Smithey Film-To-Stream: DEAD RINGERS. Inspired by real-life Manhattan twin gynecologist brothers Cyril and Stewart Marcus, David Cronenberg's disturbing tale of bodily horror involves strange medical devices created especially for the film.

The estimable Jeremy Irons is damn good as doctors Elliot and Beverly. Especially dicy because the brothers share their OBGYN practice, and sexual partners, "Dead Ringers" is by no means a date movie. This is one effed up little horror flick. 

Side note, the real Marcus brothers (Dr. Cyril C. Marcus and Dr. Stewart L. Marcus) died of mysterious causes in their Upper East Side Sutton Terrace apartment, not far from their mutual place of medical practice at 420 East 72d Street in Manhattan.

Dead Ringers

Nightmares will follow.

4★s.

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June 08, 2020

HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU

Today's Cole Smithey Film-To-Stream: HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU —This 2009 A-list packed romdramedy plays heart strings and gives sucker punches in equal measure.

You'll pine for the pre-smart phone days when there was a thread of humanity, and the milk of human kindness was something you could find. Drew Barrymore spills with charm in this underrated American comic classic. 

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Tears will fall. 

4★s.

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June 07, 2020

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

Today's Cole Smithey Film-To-Stream: TERMS OF ENDEARMENT —Dysfunctional adults, an unhappy marriage, too many kids, a cruel mom, an over-the-hill astronaut, and cancer are elements in this hardcore tear-jerker. 

Terms of endearment

Cry, cry, cry. 

4★s.

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