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I write about movies sometimes. RogerEbert, The Film Stage, formerly Rapid City Journal. RULES DON'T APPLY fan account. Chicago DSA.

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.@maxboconnell on THE IRISHMAN as a reunion of Scorsese's dangerous men: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Harvey Keit… https://t.co/ZbLxyFOact
Retweeted by Max O'Connell @CraigEsterJr Thank you so much, Craig. It means a lot.Our contributor @maxboconnell takes a deep dive into the careers of @TheIrishmanFilm co-stars #RobertDeNiro,… https://t.co/Xl3o3bcqo1
Retweeted by Max O'Connell @ebertvoices Sadly I chickened out on my half-joking original idea to send this in with the working title of "Marty's Boys." @ebertvoices This touches on most of the films those three made with Scorsese and how his regular collaborators bri… https://t.co/9uClfjH9lqFor @ebertvoices, I wrote about Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel: Martin Scorsese's Dangerous Men.… https://t.co/vmhSESkdR1 @shermitthefrog @thejoshl https://t.co/NqORf6xRJF @shermitthefrog @thejoshl Rewatched them this past week with my siblings (sister had never seen *any* STAR WARS fil… https://t.co/EcvbkNdPEC @ctnash91 Oh: I didn't care for BOOKSMART at all but Billie Lourd is good. @ctnash91 Don't know about loving the performance, but: Machine Gun Kelly is pretty good as Tommy Lee in the Motley… https://t.co/oVNf5NTEtbWent on a real journey here https://t.co/L6d6E8TpXV @charles_kinbote It's not new but between this and "Kamala Harris' endorsement will be one of the most coveted in A… https://t.co/Uio9No1UFX @cinematrans It’s this element that specifically doesn’t really do a lot for me, in this case. @cinematrans I like that scene. What I keep coming back to is that I’m broadly less enthusiastic about the film as a whole than most. @jasondashbailey Look, man, I know I’m in the minority, I’m just not as enthused about the movie as most. @Brian_Tallerico Yet I find them more resonant than his story! He’s good, I just don’t love the film as much as most.Ennio Morricone Bernard Herrmann John Carpenter Tangerine Dream Michel Legrand Angelo Badalamenti Jonny Greenwood N… https://t.co/q0D1cEdldK @Evan_Rook Like, I don’t care if she didn’t, but she’s trying to maintain this fantasy that he’s specifically to bl… https://t.co/LwY1tk313I @Evan_Rook Clinton wants to blame literally anyone but herself and she and her die hards have this ludicrous grudge… https://t.co/odm3SeJYnX
12/5
2019
@cwik_greg This is a very good and very Greg Greg story. @cwik_greg I like it ok but I’ve got like 8 of his off the top of my head that I think are stronger.My brother thought the lyrics to Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable” were “you must not know my name,” that the song was call… https://t.co/jZ0e2Zo1a8 @maddiewhittle Right? Look, if you can’t respect this then there’s something wrong with you.Really glad I work for an outlet that doesn't require me to hide the extent of my fury here https://t.co/uB5fJWYAJQ
Retweeted by Max O'Connell @FilmBart I’ll never forget the article from when AMERICAN SNIPER came out calling him a “pro-war gun nut,” which e… https://t.co/g9HzKQAo08 @Niles_Schwartz Frankly I’ll be mildly disappointed if they don’t, I respect hometown loyalty @FCardamenis At very least she and a lot of others will drag their feet, be half-hearted or undermine him if it happens.Can someone *please* bring up how long Clinton took to endorse Obama the next time she does this? Jesus Christ. https://t.co/9FfIaxcwxb @Snydel Yeah, they're my favorites in the film, easily. @whitecitycinema I think my lack of enthusiasm stems from not being particularly taken with Almodovar's script. Ban… https://t.co/v0e878JryBLoving the other three acting wins, though.Also prefer Banderas' work in both SKIN and TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN!, but those aren't options this year, so *shrugs*I'm still amazed this hasn't gotten around more. Literally everyone I've told has been stunned by it. https://t.co/4tQYSQLUkUNo disrespect to the NYFCC but anyone else think that Banderas, while good in PAIN AND GLORY, is the least interest… https://t.co/N57AgMMWxCal pacino’s been going full pavement HAULING ASS with every performance for three decades now and you 23 year old i… https://t.co/51tZW867IS
Retweeted by Max O'Connell @willow_catelyn Actress of the year. @kenjfuj Happy birthday, Kenji! @MatthewSitman @KnowYrEnemyPod Ross Douthat
12/4
2019
While it's true that racism knows no party it's just maddening that these takes don't interact with the actual voti… https://t.co/w9TaMBF8Em
Retweeted by Max O'Connell @scott_tobias It resembles a number of Kaufman's best films, aside from being bad. @scott_tobias I rewatched that slice of rancid ham for something I wrote about Phoenix. Think it’s one of his rare… https://t.co/t64vbIO8CEAllow me to speak bluntly, Kamala didn't have a significant amount of support from Black people, men or women. Rega… https://t.co/x2ljtmt73A
Retweeted by Max O'Connell @cushbomb “Bernie’s stent is a cop” @Honors_Zombie One of my favorite Soderberghs, can't wait to watch this. @Aaron_Hammond88 The Obama Podcast Boys really have no idea what's going on. None.https://t.co/G2uzuetGO1
Retweeted by Max O'Connell @brendanowicz Breathtaking.51 weeks ago https://t.co/BXhRgj3qAA
Retweeted by Max O'Connell @LanceStLaurent Beto was somehow less embarrassing. @FCardamenis 100%Honestly one of the funniest developments of the year was how badly she played this at every step. Beto crashing an… https://t.co/tIPmYsxNNK @FCardamenis I've never liked Gabbard but her playing Christie to Harris' Rubio was both hilarious and incredibly g… https://t.co/B9WyWW9qUnKamala Harris dropping out to spend time breaking up families
Retweeted by Max O'Connell @Snydel @EstherOnFilm This is a great pick. I still love @Honors_Zombie's description of it as "A film that boldly… https://t.co/lxOzgKfC1Q @_JakeMulligan @cinematrans I love the new one but I’m slightly puzzled that MEYEROWITZ didn’t receive the same tre… https://t.co/h8WFrgyTNF @EstherOnFilm I remember watching it with a friend who was absolutely in love with it and was just feeling like, “y… https://t.co/wWItMY4Vbw @jourdayen God I forgot SAUSAGE PARTY, just the worst @EstherOnFilm Also: THE LAUNDROMAT, CABIN IN THE WOODS, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU @EstherOnFilm On that note, I caught up with BOOKSMART last night https://t.co/c0jdPXq3vC https://t.co/bnpm1qbGrQ
12/3
2019
@Ruby_Stevens The TEXAS CHAINSAW sequel with Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger, strange in its own right befo… https://t.co/oK3xtJBO5m @FilmBart Maybe not the worst film to come from an SNL alumni, but certainly one of the most uniquely terrible, and god bless him for it. @nicksgoodtweets Actually...I think they’re the same top 4, same order and everything (playing catch-up this week, though). @nicksgoodtweets Your top four are all in my top 5 as of now. @Ruby_Stevens @fauxbeatpoet It was still in season 5, I think.I was so on board for this in theory and just never bought a second of it. By the time it got to the self-conscious… https://t.co/woBUzC6XEWI get a sense that everyone involved sincerely wants to make something For the KidsTM to get them through adolescen… https://t.co/puqSBBVTdoOnce joked that the only way to evaluate a movie was through a rigid ideological checklist. This is what I was talk… https://t.co/IG39nqoM3UBOOKSMART: Probably the movie of the year in that it's both well-intentioned and totally full of shit in a way that… https://t.co/v0rhmJzbsA @fauxbeatpoet Side B of that record is one of my favorite things they ever did.
12/2
2019
@brendanowicz Lots of good choices but Frederick Wiseman's gotta be up there.Tried collecting my thoughts here https://t.co/RacIgaURwr @cinematrans And it’s not interested in her beyond her symbolic nature, for the most part. I think Hemingway gets t… https://t.co/DcAzhn7W7p @cinematrans That YMRT episode is very good. Wish I had seen THEY ALL LAUGHED before this. It’s more than an exerci… https://t.co/FqtGXlbrYSWill say that the song choices are sharp as a knife. Queasy use of Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are” and “Big Sho… https://t.co/Fh0okstBCw @flmfrkcentral I wish I’d seen THEY ALL LAUGHED before this. @flmfrkcentral Yeah, mentioned it in the thread. The knowledge of the whole thing/his behavior colored my viewing,… https://t.co/zX2i6vw8Q9 @flmfrkcentral It makes the movie fascinating, and I’d understand if someone said they loved it, but that’s a hard… https://t.co/7iWRjNO5Zw @flmfrkcentral There’s a degree to which that self-excoriation of this kind, when made public, becomes...not self-a… https://t.co/0nAZn5VHAd @brendanowicz Yes, which makes it a harder watch imoAnd knowing Fosse’s own demons and sins (particularly after reading that Hazlitt piece on him/STAR 80/ALL THAT JAZZ… https://t.co/5GP3LS0BzZIt’s among the most revealing films I’ve seen about misogyny. It’s also more interested in getting that across than… https://t.co/IqMgMiYwaxIt’s a thorny work, with purpose, and Fosse draws clear lines between the ugliness of the world in general and Snid… https://t.co/cKFKxAdcchFinished this morning. Very well-made and very ugly, legitimately one of the most nauseating films I’ve ever seen.… https://t.co/zEbys2JIdz @flipyourface I’m fucking howling @simonsaybrams @LCosgrove @msicism @mattprigge We can’t just throw these terms around all higgeldy-piggeldy.Cats can have a little gabagool https://t.co/8uOnfEAE6V
Retweeted by Max O'Connell @responsiblerob It’d be the one that looks like R2-D2, I’m just saying, that’s all @j_christley Yeah, I had heard about it only this year. Parents tuned in here or there and were pretty stunned by it. @j_christley Asked yesterday but are any of Duke’s other films worth checking out apart from these two?Had to turn off STAR 80 after an hour and change tonight. Going to a screening of THE MATRIX soon and know it’d be… https://t.co/hd9Gli8QSSHM: Payday, Prince of the City, Prime Cut, Putney Swope, Johnny Handsome, MudhoneyBest new-to-me in November: 5. THE SILENT PARTNER (Duke) 4. HARDCORE (Schrader) 3. THE MODERNS (Rudolph) 2. TOUCHE… https://t.co/iey76pzcd0 @nicksgoodtweets Wrote about it in the summer (opening/close). I think it may be his most revealing work https://t.co/mxSvFrV2LW @Aaron_Hammond88 It does. The scenes that are altered feel depressingly simplified. I was genuinely startled that h… https://t.co/SuStfXzZV2 @Aaron_Hammond88 @responsiblerob @lknowtoo We like this guy, is what I think we're saying. @responsiblerob @lknowtoo Ah, fuck, he’s great there, too. I remember thinking when I saw it in theaters that it wa… https://t.co/g9ElZSu8Nt @lknowtoo @responsiblerob I’ve always liked him but this, BURN and OUATIH are the three that stand above the rest imo
12/1
2019
@jasondashbailey Thank you for telling the trothI love that Mayor Pete is exactly who we all thought he was to a degree that we couldn’t imagine. https://t.co/htbpDPOsoO
Retweeted by Max O'Connell @szacharek The result when my family saw it a few weeks ago https://t.co/SPiuhEvBm2 https://t.co/4DgRI0hd16
11/30
2019

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