2 posts categorized "Memoir"

February 20, 2022

THE HAND OF GOD

ColeSmithey.comDreadful.

This movie is a dog.

Dogdamn it. 

Paolo Sorrentino's filmic coming-of-age memoir has some pretty scenery but plays like a train going .001 miles per hour.

Characters ostensibly based on real people are just hateful, mean, and socially destructive.

ColeSmithey.com

Rob Brydon's and Steve Coogan's "Trip To Italy" movie is a much better choice if a modern day Italian travelogue is what you're after .

ColeSmithey.com

Rated R. 130 mins. 

ZERO STARS

COLE SMITHEY

Groupthink doesn't live here, critical thought does.

This website is dedicated to Agnès Varda and to Luis Buñuel.

Get cool rewards when you click on the button to pledge your support through Patreon. Thanks a lot pal!

Cole Smithey on Patreon

January 19, 2022

THE TENDER BAR

ColeSmithey.comAmateurish memoir adaptation.

George Clooney has lost his touch as a director.

Clooney's eighth feature effort is hobbled by myriad missteps. 

Rudimentary rules of filmmaking get broken at every turn.

Voice-over narration (show don't tell), inept acting (Daniel Ranieri's cringe-inducing performance), and an on-the-nose script (beauty-can-disguise-a-horrible-soul), doom this movie to the dust bin of history.

ColeSmithey.com

Memoir moral: J.R. Moehringer wasn't bright enough to realize he had a responsible father figure all along. Duh.

Dumbass.

Pulitzer — Schumilitzer. 

1 Star

COLE SMITHEY

Groupthink doesn't live here, critical thought does.

This website is dedicated to Agnès Varda and to Luis Buñuel.

Get cool rewards when you click on the button to pledge your support through Patreon. Thanks a lot pal!

Cole Smithey on Patreon

Featured Video

SMART NEW MEDIA® Custom Videos

COLE SMITHEY’S MOVIE WEEK

COLE SMITHEY’S CLASSIC CINEMA

Throwback Thursday


Podcast Series