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Rants and Raves: The 2011 Year in Review

Beth Accomando's nods and nays for cinematic fare of 2011 represent a talented critic with an artist's sensibility. Beth's zeal for all movie genres reveals romantic objectivity and understanding for a muse that can't possibly slake creative thirst with the mundane effluent flowing out of Hollywood. Yes, I know, that last sentence did wax verbose, but I call it as I see it. Let's try again: Beth Accomando kicks cinematic ass!

I'm so pleased that "Attack The Block" and "Hobo With A Shotgun" made Beth's list of desirable talkies. These little gems no longer remain my personal discovery. I'll use Beth's rants and raves to do my homework before the Oscars arrive.

I'm down with Beth on "Sucker Punch," which featured more meat than a New York deli. Ironically, all that T&A failed to sustain my interest, let alone my libido. We transcend mere mediocrity when the movie audience suffers for a director's art. If a show becomes so inept that it cannot capture the attention of its intended man/pig demographic, then we must conclude that regular guys, accustomed to cinematic swill, still need good story to package their soft porn. "Sucker Punch" belongs on MST3K, not the silver screen.

I love movies! They're like children. We fondly recall even the bad ones as long as we can walk away from them.

January 3, 2012 at 9:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )