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Comment Archives: stories: Music, Arts & Culture: Movies

Re: “Bingeable: John Adams

John Dossett played Benjamin Rush/Tom Wilkinson play Benjamin Franklin.

Posted by kpwxyz on 06/27/2018 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Bingeable: John Adams

Excellent series! The actors are all well-cast. David Morse is the perfect George Washington. Rufus Sewell is marvelously handsome as Alexander Hamilton.

Posted by Elinor DeWire on 06/14/2018 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Bingeable: John Adams

I too just found this series and being but 5 episodes in am totally enthralled. I went and read the reviews and sadly found many ( most? ) criticized the failure to adhere to historic truths and panned Giamatti's performance. Firstly, if I want a history lesson I will take an early American history college course. In fact, I did way back in my college days and found it to be packed with mistruths! Secondly, I think Giamatti has, as you stated, carried the show. I don't look to TV dramas and miniseries for accurate historic representations. I look to them for pure entertainment and I am truly entertained! Sadly, like with much else today, people tend to over think it all. My advice for those folks is for them to take off their stuffy personality hats, stop trying to always find fault and for once simply enjoy a good show!

Posted by Steve Rossi Sr. on 06/14/2018 at 8:00 AM

Re: “'Hostiles' delivers a gripping Western tale of the clash between Native Americans and their conquerors

This film is set in 1892, a time when the Indian wars were over, but there's a scene where a Commanche war party massacres a settler family, something that no longer occurred in the 1890's.. The last bands of hostile Commanches surrendered incrementally through the 1870's & early 1880's & by the end of that decade, the herds of bison had been all but exterminated & the nomadic warrior tribes that depended on them for sustenance were starved into submission . Well before 1892, the f the last holdouts had laid down their arms & were placed on reservations. Hence, the movie starts out with a historical error.

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Posted by Jay Bonestell on 02/01/2018 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Underrated: Sky High

this is one of my favorite all time movies! I agree with everything you've said in this article - WHY doesn't this get more love? And don't leave out Cloris Leachman as the school nurse! Thanks for writing this!

Posted by Joley Oxenreider Hidaka on 01/04/2018 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Bingeable: Twin Peaks: The Return, 2017

"The best-case scenario is that it will direct them back to the original series, which still remains a far superior show."

You reckon, Chris? I didn't grow up with the original series, so it goes without saying I didn't watch it in the proper context that it required. But my idea of Lynch at the peak of his powers is Lost Highway, his relentlessly nasty and acid scud missile from 1997. Not 1990-era Twin Peaks.

I found the first two seasons to be pretty lightweight and spineless. I enjoyed the warmth and some of the quirks, but the relentless cornball cheesiness and hokey cherry-pie folksiness became very grating very quickly. Comfort food only satisfies for so long before you want to start throwing chillies into the mix.

I say give us something new, radical, and transcendent. Each to their own, of course, but I don't watch Lynch for cosiness or familiarity. I watch Lynch because I want to come away from the experience with my head floating 6 feet above my body (like the charred ghost in the jail cell).

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Posted by Michael Riley on 07/02/2017 at 10:20 AM

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