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Comment Archives: stories: Movies

Re: “Film Review: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

Also, I wish CITY would allow another reviewer to tackle comic book hero movies, just for a change. Especially, considering this writer has demonstrated his disdain for them, and their audience, time after time.

Based on his wrap up of both his assumptions of the intended audience for both comic books and this movie (the tired jab about 15 year old boys), he's clearly not up to date with either the movie genre or the source material and the diversity of people who enjoy both.

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Posted by Kara Austin on 04/15/2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Film Review: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

You ought to try enjoying something before you die. You might find it suits you.

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Posted by Kara Austin on 04/15/2014 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Film Review: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

Superhero movies are entertainment, not art. And I find positives and negatives in both the Hollywood blockbuster films and the indie films. But as a summer popcorn film, "Captain America" did its job quite well. It is by far the most mature MCU film to date and evolves the character from a WWII propaganda piece to reflection of contemporary political espionage.

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Posted by Matt Marshall on 04/13/2014 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Film Review: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

Maybe you're not the right person to review this movie.

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Posted by Rich Ruscio on 04/09/2014 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Rochester International Film Festival 2014

Thank you City for the great preview of 16 short films to be screened Th-Sat, April 10-12 at Rochester International Film Festival- Dryden Theatre.. I like 'Shoestring tied together' on front page!

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Posted by JMB on 04/09/2014 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Film Review: "Noah"

Noah a vegetarian? Really? Seems kind of silly to me, God gave man dominion over plants and animals . Humans are omnivores and we need animal protein for brain development..

Also, Noah (a recorded toolmaker.) and family were farmers and built the ark to preserve and continue life. If anything, Noah should have killed sociopathic Ham, after the flood, not his unborn grandchild on an ark where nobody was pregnant.

Aronofsky should be reassured Noah existed and his sons and their descendants be traced through Chronicles in the Bible and archaeology to people and places today. In 2002, Holocaust survivors asked an artist to “Find Noah”, and in three internet days, he found all the grandchildren and where they lived. Why are the 7 Noahide laws, for Jews and Gentiles alike, still the basis for law on earth? I don’t think Darren knows, but he WANTS to know.

Please experience…. , a four part interactive essay where Noah’s descendants are traced through architecture, art history and the 3 style of hats, each son of Noah’s families wore (each had their own head covering style), the meteor that struck earth in 3123 bce and “messed things up” until this day…and more

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Posted by Jeffrey Rose on 03/31/2014 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Film Review: "Non-Stop"

Am I the only person in Rochester who knows this movie was written by a writing team that included a native Rochesterian? Chris Roach went to high school with me in Rush-Henrietta, and we discussed this movie AND HIS HAVING WRITTEN IT at our 15th high school reunion in November 2012. Consider yourselves informed!

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Posted by Chris Fields on 03/06/2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Film Review: "RoboCop"

I had hopes for this film, they were crushed by a hapless mess, This will not compare well to the original. Like so many remakes , it lacks soul, storytelling and acting. Save your money for flowers to put in the kitchen, to heal the soul torn asunder by this disaster.

Posted by El Marko on 03/02/2014 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Film Review: "Pompeii"

A definite miss.
Bad script and bad acting with a splash of 3D does not a movie make

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Posted by Simoneo333 on 02/24/2014 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Film Review: "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

Ben might play same sort of character, but seriously this movie was awesome. This movie was so relatable. I dunno what you critic sees in movie, i see soul and i found. It brought me more near to the nature, this movie was for preservative person, it will definitely help all the person who had preserve themselves in boring routine day to day exactly same day things. I loved every moment of this movie. And i am sure that Ben never made this movie to earn him Oscar(thats why it was not boring). You can't chop every movie to prove your critic sharpness. Some movies are made to Enjoy, and i've enjoyed it.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Salman Hoque on 02/10/2014 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Film Review: "Labor Day"

I just read your review & watched the movie trailer at now I can't wait to actually watch this!
Nicely written review +

Posted by Alexander Fuglistahler on 02/06/2014 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Film Review: "Inside Llewyn Davis"

You just don't get what it means to have high intellect. Not trying to be mean here but your assertion that the Coen's are making fun of their subjects is so presumptive and off base as if to say I'm way smarter than they are so they should do things the way I want them done. You are a critic, did you like their movies? Why? Please don't try to push your mental "illness" on the writer/directors. If a blind albino comedian uses self effacing humor would you judge him as being racist or somehow mean to the handicapped? What if a brilliant caricaturist does a self portrait? Would the result be self mocking just because the satire is self portrait? Just think about it, in the Coen's world every personality trait is digested and portrayed, in often loving often mocking and usually both ways, Their stories often play on these traits and take them to logical ends of time and combination all in service of the viewers "entertainment".

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Posted by Jason Amodea on 01/25/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Film Review: "Saving Mr. Banks"

Mr. Lubitow,
I find it distatsteful and shallow that you find so many inadequacies in a film that I found to be wholly successful in telling both the story of the difficulty of the process of turning Mary Poppins into a reality and the uncompromising difficulties that Mrs. Travers must have faced in her childhood. I beg you: don't be among those whose writhe in agony at the success of others. Wrap yourself up in some tattered afghan and relish Les Quatres Cent Coups yet again, but please leave your supercilious and overbearing trivialities of criticism for a subject that deserves it.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Sad to see on 01/18/2014 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Film Review: "Her"

Found "Her" to be a bit glacially paced, but emotionally engaging. Props to Joaquin Phoenix for what is by far a difficult role.

Posted by Matt Marshall on 01/18/2014 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Film Review: "August: Osage County"

'On the other hand, Tolstoy might have liked it.'
George Grella, superior to Tolstoy.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Pete Tonery on 01/15/2014 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Film Review: "Her"

Thank you, Dani! We have corrected the name in the review.

Posted by Eric Rezsnyak on 01/15/2014 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Film Review: "Her"

The main character's last name is Twombly, not Twamley.

Posted by Dani on 01/15/2014 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Film Review: "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

I really liked this movie and can't believe it has had such mediocre reviews. This was a very ambitious film, and despite the sci-fi/fantasy element it was a very humanizing film, too. Loved the music, too especially all the Junip/Jose Gonzalez they used - was great to hear "Far Away" twice (when Walter drives through Greenland in search of Sean and the missing photo and then when Walter rides down Icelandic mountain on the long board he traded Stretch Armstrong for) and also "Don't Let It Pass" (when Walter and Sean have joined the Sherpa soccer match)

Also a side note, this was one of the first films I liked Kristen Wiig in. She didn't just play her one nervous stock character.

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Posted by Modest Complexity on 01/09/2014 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Film Review: "The Wolf of Wall Street"

How did the phrase "rich in violence and ethnicity" slip past the copy editor?

Posted by FrankS on 01/03/2014 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Film Review: "Saving Mr. Banks"

Emma Thompson steals the show . She is absolutely brilliant.

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Posted by Show Time Nepal on 01/03/2014 at 6:33 AM

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