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March 10, 2024

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

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ColeSmithey.comAn unrelenting parade of murder, greed, misery, and menace, "Killers of the Flower Moon"commits the unforgivable sin not giving its audience any ounce of relief.

There is no where to hide from its violence.

Alfred Hitchcock was a master at knowing where to draw the line for his audience so you always felt in capable, and caring hands.

Sadly, this is not the case with "Killers of the Flower Moon."

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Regardless of how historically accurate the film might be in its depiction of an oil-rich community of Native Americans assassinated by greedy white men, the bloated movie leaves you cold.

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The only character you root for is Lily Gladstone's Mollie, who seems at least for a moment to know that her betrothed husband Ernest (Leonardo DiCaprio) is an idiot criminal of the first water.

Lily Gladston's performance is the only reason to see this movie.

"Killers of the Flower Moon" is a grueling, punishing experience to sit through.

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Anyone with a half a brain could edit an hour out of this movie, blindfolded.

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This is not the film that should seal Martin Scorsese's storied career.

"Taxi Driver" is still best movie he ever made.

Rated R. 310 mins.

1 Star

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November 12, 2023

RUSTIN

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ColeSmithey.comMagnificent.

"Rustin" is a prime example of ensemble filmmaking that works like a charm.

Coleman Domingo gives a tour de force performance as gay political activist Bayard Rustin, advisor to Martin Luther King.

Here is a fully fleshed out representation of a complex black gay humanitarian struggling to help bring equality in a racist political and corporate American climate of hate.

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This is Coleman Domingo's moment. What a talent!

"Rustin" has a lot to say, and it says it all with supreme clarity and expediency.

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Screenwriters Julian Breece and Dustin Lance Black (screenwriter on "Milk") did their homework, and it shows.

This film's pacing and editing is exquisite.

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"Rustin" is all substance, with appropriate '60s era style.

Supporting turns from Chris Rock and Jeffrey Wright pop with serious intentionality.

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This is a perfect movie to go in knowing nothing about it.

Director George Wolfe hits another one out of the park on the heels of his perfect "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

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Smart of Netflix to do a theatrical release before "Rustin" goes to streaming. I saw it at the Paris cinema on 58th Street.

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This movie will take you by surprise.

Rated PG-13. 106 mins.

5 Stars

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October 22, 2023

COMMAND AND CONTROL — SHOCKTOBER!

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For episode #60 Cole pours Founders Brewing DOOM Barrel-Aged Double IPA over Great Divide's TITAN IPA to simulate to simulate the dangerous mixture of hypergolic with the Titan missile’s oxidizer that occurred in 1980 in Damascus, Arkansas, the subject of Robert Kenner’s gut-wrenching PBS documentary COMMAND AND CONTROL — guest co-host ANTHONY MATT'S choice for the podcast. 

Filmmaker, lava-lover, and Prime Focus Executive Director Anthony Matt is our guest co-host for our upcoming podcast episode where we talk about Robert Kenner's COMMAND AND CONTROL — currently streaming on Netflix.

It's scary when a Titan Missile goes off!

Bon appétit!

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Screen Shot 2023-06-26 at 6.40.12 PM 5 Stars SF SHOCKTOBER!

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