128 posts categorized "Romantic Comedy"

February 05, 2023

LICORICE PIZZA

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ColeSmithey.comPaul Thomas Anderson shits the bed of his own movie with a couple of truly horrendous scenes of anti-Asian caricature.

Not funny. Not right. Just openly insulting, humiliating, and mean.

Deal-breaker.

The ostensibly comic scenes cut "Licorice Pizza" into as many parts as slices of a classic cheese pie.

The outrageous scenes sit apart from anything else in the movie.

Not good.

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Charitable to call Anderson's heavy-handed racist text and subtext insensitive.

Pointed, might be more like it.

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For all of the '70s era sex joie de vivre that Anderson celebrates, the writer/director ruins his own inspired creation.

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So while its ensemble efforts of actors and filmmakers create something magical, the spell is broken.

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"Licorice Pizza" is doomed to the confines of its racist attitudes, that it normalizes by its very existence.

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What a waste.

Rated R. 133 mins.

ColeSmithey.comZERO STARS

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March 23, 2022

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

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ColeSmithey.comPeople ain't no good.

Writer/director Emerald Fennell makes quite a splash with this steely black comedy.

Predatory guys and the people who protect them get the business end from Carey Mulligan's diabolical mistress of revenge.

Red kisses.

Get back cupid.

These arrows kill.

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Cassie (Mulligan) is a martyr through and through.

Fennell's pitch perfect dialogue stings as much as the clever plotting in this indy gem.

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You'll squirm, you'll laugh, and you'll feel messed up at the end.

Frat boy mentality goes straight to hell.

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Ice is the only thing in the world that is what it's cracked up to be.

Romance this.

Rated R. 113 mins. 

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March 21, 2022

TRAMPS

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ColeSmithey.comWinner winner chicken dinner.

I'd like my romantic comedy with a suitcase MacGuffin, a side of crime, and a chemistry formula for love.

Winning script.

Great NYC locations.

Cute stuff.

Easy money date movie.

Screenwriter/director Adam Leon gets the test tubes boiling between Callum Turner and Grace Van Patten as star-crossed kids united by a delivery mission.

 

 

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Oh the sweetness of newfound love, and that perfect first kiss.

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Instant classic.

I told you.

Now go away.

82 mins. Not Rated.

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