65 posts categorized "Romantic Drama"

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. 

5 Stars

COLE SMITHEY

Groupthink doesn't live here, critical thought does.

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February 26, 2022

CLAUDINE — THE CRITERION COLLECTION

ColeSmithey.com Get your woke head on skrait bitches.

You don't know diversity.

The once exiled John Berry (11th member of the "Hollywood 10" blacklisted directors under the House on Un-American Activities Committee - HUAC) serves up a cold plate of leftist perspective in the form of one of the best fucking American movies ever made.

Hardly any white folk show up on screen.

Thank the fucking God that doesn't exist. 

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Get down and funky with Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones in East Harlem circa 1973.

Diahann Carroll got a much deserved Oscar nom for her inspired performance here.

Diahann Carroll blows the doors off the movie.

Shew!

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Pure.

Before James Earl Jones became a big time money maker with "Star Wars" three years later, he crafted a character you will never forget for this real-style romantic drama.

Written by husband and wife team Tina and Lester Pine, "Claudine" is a perfect script. Fantastic.

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More social layers than three Ken Loach movies put together.

Richness of humanity has nothing to do with money or politics. 

"No War — No Racism."

Desert island movie, straight up.

Rated PG. 92 mins. 

5 Stars

COLE SMITHEY

Groupthink doesn't live here, critical thought does.

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January 25, 2022

ON THE ROCKS

ColeSmithey.comSofia Coppola knocks one out of the ballpark. 

Dig this lesson in conflict resolution.

Two-people conversations do it all.

If Bill Murray's reliable abilities on full display weren't enough, Rashida Jones and Marlon Wayans bring it all together with a kiss.

You could do a lot worse for a date movie idea.

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Shout out to Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel.

Looking good.

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Romantic drama is supposed to work like this fine example.

Cheers Coppola!

5 Stars

COLE SMITHEY

Groupthink doesn't live here, critical thought does.

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

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