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Re: “Lost Lake's Paul McGee talks about what came before the mixology revival

I've heard from at least one person who would know that ever since they opened, you could get a properly crafted martini at Gene & Georgetti. That counts for something.

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Posted by Rob Christopher on 04/29/2015 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Film critic Kenneth Turan has more to say about himself than Boyhood

You've hit the nail on the head when it comes to the reasons why Turan drives me up the wall. He just blathers. Rather than saying anything insightful about whatever movie he's reviewing, his review is usually just a mixture of a dull-as-dishwater plot synopsis with banal generalizations that anyone could make after watching the movie's trailer. No thanks.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rob Christopher on 08/04/2014 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Remembering the reel that ran before coming attractions at Cineplex Odeon theaters

I miss the old intro clip that played at the Landmark Century for a long time, the one where the Kelly LeBrock soundalike says: "The language of film ... is universal."

Posted by Rob Christopher on 06/05/2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Beer-can pigeon: It's what's for dinner

Happy April Fool's to you too!

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rob Christopher on 04/01/2013 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Love, loneliness, and rim jobs

Almost every review about SHAME has gotten it wrong. It's not a movie about sex addiction. It's about a man who's addicted to sex. Between the two is a world of difference. REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, for example, IS a movie about addiction--the addiction is actually the protagonist, which manifests itself through the characters in the story. But SHAME is about Brandon, a man who can't control himself in regards to sex, is perhaps even defined by his dysfunctional relationship to sex. But the point is, SHAME is a movie about him; it is NOT a clinical examination of sexual addiction. Maybe you'd say that's splitting hairs, but it seems a crucial distinction. I think perhaps it's why some have been unsatisfied with the movie--they want some sort of portrayal of the stages of addiction, "what an addict goes through," a clear-cut explanation of the "why." And that's not what SHAME is interested in.

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Posted by Rob Christopher on 12/07/2011 at 2:12 PM

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