Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope is an ongoing series of movie reviews, news, links and commentary, scoping out the film industry, penned by local film critics Robert Roten and Patrick Ivers. Roten is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and his reviews are also linked at rottentomatoes.com and both his and Ivers reviews are linked through the Movie Review Query Engine. LARIAT is delighted to post them as a free public service to filmgoers everywhere.
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This site is normally updated daily, click your browser's refresh or reload button to get the latest version. Click on the underlined movie titles below to read Robert Roten's reviews (links to Movie Review Query Engine reviews of selected films marked by * are also underlined).
Je Suis Charlie
Laramie Movie Roundup weekly five minute-plus podcast (MP3 file) featuring Jerrad Anderson of KOWB radio and Robert Roten. Click here for the show
Albany County Public Library's free fall film series
Playing at the Albany County Public Library, Eighth and Grand, Sunday, March 8 at 7 p.m. only, free admission, free pop, popcorn and candy. This 1985 biographical film tells the story of author Yukio Mishima, a follower of the Samurai code, who in 1970 attempted a coup to restore the power of the emperor in Japan. He committed a ritual suicide, planned far in advance, along with one of his loyal followers. The film shows stages of his Mishima's life and the setting of his novels (he was considered one of Japan's greatest authors) developing a deft story. This film, directed by Paul Schrader, won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Rated R, running time two hours. In Japanese and English with subtitles. Sponsored by the Albany County Public Library and co-sponsored by the Laramie Film Society. For more about the Free Fall Film Series at the Albany County Public Library, click this link for ratings, reviews, synopses and a schedule of upcoming films.
* Denotes a composite (calculated average) rating, using data found at the Movie Review Query Engine or at Metacritic.com.
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