345 posts categorized "Documentary"

April 10, 2022

WEWORK: OR THE MAKING AND BREAKING OF A $47 BILLION UNICORN

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ColeSmithey.comJed Rothstein has a lot to learn about making documentaries. 

Repetitive and redundant to a fault, this overlong doc still manages to put a even a dull point on Adam Neumann's wework con game that makes Anna Delvey's schemes look like un-popped popcorn.

Billions of dollars burn like flash paper.


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Douchebag extraordinaire Adam Newmann managed to make renting office space seem like something much sexier, namely a culture for entitled white millennials to pretend as if they were "changing the world."

Gwyneth Paltrow’s cousin Rebekah Paltrow Neumann proves to be a piece of work in her own right. Whew. What a terrifying person.

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Forbes editor Randall Lane has the best insights on Neumann's outrageous con game that ruined lives and made Neumann a billionaire.

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Yes, capitalism is well and thoroughly fucked.

Rated TVMA. 102 mins.

1 Star

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April 07, 2022

CITY OF ANGELS, CITY OF DEATH

COLE SMITHEY

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Screen Shot 2022-04-07 at 12.07.05 PMHow lucky we were.

If you were footloose and anywhere near LA in the late '70s and early '80s, there was a chance your life could have been cut short by any number of serial killers claiming victims at an alarming rate.

One such killer had a team of accomplices.

Over 100 victims.
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ABC News does a remarkable job of mapping out the killers' domain while keeping focus on the detectives doing the heavy lifting of police work without the aid of high-tech assistance.

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The real detectives tell the story from their point of view.

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This bingeable police procedural documentary series manages to be tasteful in the face of utter horror.

Still shocking.

Not Rated. Six 45 min. Episodes.

5 Stars

Cozy Cole

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April 01, 2022

MIDNIGHT MOVIES: FROM THE MARGIN TO THE MAINSTREAM

COLE SMITHEY

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Screen Shot 2022-04-01 at 1.33.51 PMFilm buff essential.

This delightful documentary gives a precise history lesson about one of the key American cultural phenomenon of the 20th century.

In order of historical appearance on the midnight movie craze of the ‘70s, we get the low down on “El Topo” (1970), “Night of the Living Dead” (1968), “The Harder They Come” (1973), “Pink Flamingos” (1972), “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975), and “Eraserhead” (1977).

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Great clips and interviews with the filmmakers, programmers, and distributors make for a rollicking good time.

Bring back midnight screenings.

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We need ‘em.

5 Stars

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