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

Re: “Splash Hit

"No one... forgets that Sullenberger...saved the lives of some 150 passengers", yet everyone forgets that because Sully was watching the "beautiful view of the river...", he set in motion the event that endangered the lives, not just of the 'some 15 passengers', but those who had to rescue them.
The NTSB was right: Sully could have made it back to LGA. He didn't because he choked. It's too bad that Mr. Eastwood missed it.

Posted by Dave Brough on 09/14/2016 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Vertigo

Man On Wire is superlative, in every way this article says The Walk is not. The ONLY added "value" (3D is hardly that), is in including the over-rated eye candy.

I avoid 3D when I can. It adds VERY little, but it takes away even more, by "reminding" us periodically of it's own drawbacks.

DIMNESS, is one of those unavoidable drawbacks. That dimness is caused by the medium itself, because providing us with enough light to see, would also provide enough for the viewer to readily perceive the color "fringes" that supply the 3D perspective.

That is the ONLY reason that cinema 3D glasses are always tinted, is to lower the perceptibility of those side fringes. This INHERENT dimness strains the eyes, just as reading in the dark does. People come out of 3D films cranky.

And it really doesn't add anything to the experience, as the FILM TECHNIQUE of responding to depth adds all that by itself, without the technical and psychological overhead.

3D is only a try at a new Cash Cow by the Cinema Industry. It will fail, as every new-and-intrusive technology is doomed to do, UNTIL they find an actual NON-intrusive way to do it.

Posted by Lightning Joe on 10/11/2015 at 5:11 PM

Re: “His Last Case

"Prickly ash" is also known as the Sichuan peppercorn.

Posted by Chef Fleisch on 07/30/2015 at 9:11 PM

Re: “His Last Case

I love the character of Holmes too much to see this movie, good as it might be. Sometimes it's best to let our idols be frozen at their peak.

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Posted by Susan L. Miller on 07/30/2015 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Constant Gardener

Please Please,more Rupert Penry-Jones ... I love this very skilled actors work and soooo lovely to watch!

Posted by Diana Duran on 06/25/2015 at 1:21 PM

Re: “'Selma' Stumbles

What was so regrettable about Selma was that it falsely portrayed the role of President Johnson and completely left out the role of Rabbi Heschel who was a critical supporter of Dr. King. Rabbi Heschel was by Dr. King's side during the Selma march, Dr. King called him "my rabbi", and Dr. King was planning on spending Passover with Rabbi Heschel just before he was shot.

Posted by richgold47 2 on 01/21/2015 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Shot Down

$105 M in four days, I think the only bullshit here is your review!

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Posted by JustSaying! on 01/18/2015 at 3:43 PM

Re: “The Eyes Have It

I doubt I'm the first, nor the last, to point out Von Busack's boo-boo in identifying Danny Huston's character in "Big Eyes." Huston played San Francisco Examiner columnist Dick Nolan. Von Busack mistakenly cited James Bacon, longtime columnist for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. Not mentioning any names, but some movie reviewers ought to watch the credits before writing about the characters. Just sayin'....

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Posted by Michael McCauley on 12/31/2014 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Hey Whitey

This movie is NOT set at Whitman College (which is a real life top liberal arts college in the US) but at fictional "Winchester University". Please correct your story.

Posted by Michelle Ma on 10/29/2014 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Sonoma County Filmmakers

I am really trying hard to make shorts, but, it is hard in this town Santa Rosa. Once you get started people drop out or wan't more money to shoot, and edit. I have been trying to do it on my own, but I don't think it is festival worthy. I know there are film companies to join in S.F., but I need something more local, due to time limits. I'm going to try to make it to as much film festivals as I can this year. thank you, Real2Reel Productions

Posted by Whitney Summers on 10/12/2014 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Remembering Robin Williams

Robin Williams - You Were, And Still Are Loved By Millions Of People.
Why Did You Have To End Your Life Like That? Your Family, Friends, And Fans Could Have Helped You With Whatever You Were Going Through. I Hope You Are, At Least At Peace Now.
We Love And Miss You Very Much!

From - Me, Ms. L. Carmel, And All Your Family, Friends, And Fans.

Posted by Leslie Carmel on 08/20/2014 at 9:49 AM

Re: “A Lens on Vermeer


Posted by Printed Light on 02/27/2014 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967–2014

I think we have lost someone whose talents are yet to be appreciated. Bummer.

Posted by Thefatherfigure on 02/17/2014 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967–2014


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Posted by Matt on 02/11/2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Inside Job

You people on the Boho have an amusing priority structure: here Rachel Dovey goes and uses up six full pages all but conferring sainthood on Will Parrish of the Anderson Valley Advertiser for bravely enough making a temporary fixture of himself on a CalTrans contract stitcher, and yet Leilani Clark rations out a paltry four rather anemic and inconsequential short paragraphs to what is indisputably the single most destructive hoax against the American people in their entire history: the triply misnomered so called "federal reserve bank" which is using the name "federal" fraudulently and in violation of Title XVIII USC 709 and is NOT a bank as lawfully defined. The "fed" is a foreign, privately owned credit cartel, not a "bank", and has been directly and feloniously responsible for sodomizing the American working people bowlegged out of their substance and their very lives often enough for almost exactly one century...and Leilani's comically brief remarks are tucked away on page 26 constituting a virtual subliminal frame for some readers. By intent most likely.
This celluloid, MONEY FOR NOTHING, may well be worth seeing, but I would be willing to bet rubies to dead cockroaches that nowhere in that film do they once mention that the i.r.s., in all its perfidy and gross violation of the Constitution, has never once been anything other than an armed collection agency for the "fed" and was bastard-spawned in the exact same year, 1913.
A lot more could be said but it would run into book length before I even got started so I drop it here.
If anyone wishes to see thee real and very ugly truth about the federal reserve prank, I cannot praise Aaron Russo's FREEDOM TO FASCISM too highly.

Posted by Bob Hauser on 11/29/2013 at 11:14 AM

Re: “A Film Frenzy

I'm so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such an Awesome Team, (Dropper Collective) !

Everyone demonstrated and raised the bar on how to truly work as a dedicated, passionate & fun team !

There's more about Dropper Collective at:
and a behind the scenes video of the making of our film "Eight"

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Posted by Sam Euston on 08/21/2013 at 8:19 PM

Re: “A Film Frenzy

I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such an Awesome Team, (Dropper Collective) !

Everyone demonstrated and raised the bar on how to truly work as a dedicated, passionate & fun team !

Posted by Sam Euston on 08/21/2013 at 8:08 PM

Re: “A Film Frenzy

I'm told the 8:00 show sold out days ago, and that they added a 10:00 show to accommodate all those who were shut out! The phone number above will not help.
Here is the link...

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Posted by Dropper Fan on 08/21/2013 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Not Exactly for Kids

So, when USA Fascists direst the killing of 2.5 million people for political reasons, this is good. And the killing never stopped. So far, the USA has directly killed more people than the old USSR. Even the artificial famines created for Capitalism far outdid the killing done by Stalin's artificial famines. And yet, even today, many so-called "conservatives" feel that anything done by Capitalism and by the USA government is "good", even if it is worse than what the old USSR did. Fascism, that old dirty word, is the only word capable of describing the evil we live with.

Posted by Dr.G. on 08/19/2013 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Masked Man(ure)

Good review. Sad to see Depp condemned to repeat his early brilliance as a blockbuster-enabling sleepwalker.

Posted by Don Wallace on 07/03/2013 at 4:51 PM

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