24 posts categorized "Social Satire"

May 25, 2022

CRIMES OF THE FUTURE — CANNES 2022

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ColeSmithey.comCronenberg, you’re no Cronenberg.

What a fool.

What an embarrassment. 

Juvenile, gratuitous, and dumb-as-a-stump, David Cronenberg’s latest film must be his last.

This dystopic steampunk, sci-fi, body horror snooze fest is an unforgivable sin.

What a fucking mess.

Here is a textbook example of how not to do satire.

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There’s some literal bologna about a performance art duo (Viggo Mortensen & Léa Seydoux) busy growing extra organs inside Viggo’s messed up insides. The pair perform public (underground) surgeries to extract said organs.

Oh so gross, but no blood.

Whoopie shit.

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Whiffs of “Videodrome” collide with traces of “Alien,” and smells of “Brazil,” so the whole thing stinks.

Save your money and your time.

Screen Shot 2022-05-23 at 7.54.22 PMThe biggest dingus at Cannes.

Give up on David Cronenberg, and tell him I sent you.

Give me Jarmusch all day over this shite.

I expect better from Cannes — much better.

Rated R. 107 mins. 

ZERO STARS

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January 18, 2022

FRANCE — CANNES 2021

ColeSmithey.comRepetitive satirical poke at the Anderson Coopers of the world, comes up short.

French auteur Brunot Dumont runs out of steam in sending up media manipulation of human misery (vis a vis war) as staged by Léa Seydoux's celebrity journalist France de Meurs. 

Journalism, my ass.

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This film's saving grace may reside in putting off its audience from all manufactured (corporate) media, i.e. anything you can watch, listen to, or read.

Not Rated. 133 mins.

2 Stars

COLE SMITHEY

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January 12, 2022

THE HUMANS

Cole SmitheySuperficial social satire.

What worked for more than 600 live performances on Broadway hardly translates to its filmic adaptation. 

Playwright/screenwriter/director Stephen Karam's theatrical source material — of six family members' personal crises exposed over the course of a Thanksgiving gathering in Manhattan's Chinatown — flails and burps with toothless ennui.

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Nuanced ensemble performances are frequently hidden from view due to incompetent camera direction.

Oh the misery. Oh the inert drama.

Keep the tour moving; there's nothing to see here.

1 Star

COLE SMITHEY

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