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Peter Canavese’s “Out of the Furnace” Artfully Combines Wit and Insight

In response to Peter Canavese’s 464‑word review of Out of the Furnace on Groucho Reviews

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Peter Canaveses’s “Out of the Furnace” is a clever and witty crowd-pleaser that you will want to read a second time so you can enjoy it all again.

Right from the start, the reviewer gets the audience’s attention with his comparison of “understated melodrama” to near beer and decaf coffee. showing that this is not going to be an ordinary review. And ordinary it certainly isn’t.

This is only the beginning. Canavese litters his work throughout with witty humor that will make you laugh even as the piece covers dark and edgy material. Another one Spoiler Alert: “The way male pride gets mixed up in the story relationships and plots threatens to make Out of the Furnace interesting…” Priceless. And there are many more like this to enjoy.

The critic knows how to give the audience the gist of the movie’s story without hammering them with unnecessary plot description. Nor does he let his caustic humor get in the way of honest film critiquing; in fact, it only enhances it. This is a serious movie critic, who, at the same time, knows how not to take himself too seriously. That may seem like an oxymoron, but, if so, it fits the clever tone of this work perfectly.

This piece combines true wit with real knowledge and insight. That can be rare to find, which makes Out of the Furnace a must read.   

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