Tag: comedy

Starbuck

Starbuck

| July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

When I see reviews that declare a film to be “full of heart” or some such conventional phrasing, I tend to interpret that as a sign that I shouldn’t expect anything original from it. After all, filmmakers can easily manipulate audiences’ emotional states by drawing on time-tested formulas. Want to elicit tears of joy? Have […]

As Luck Would Have It

As Luck Would Have It

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dark comedies have long been a part of the cinematic cesspool. They are hard to accomplish successfully and appeal to a limited crowd. No other genre so boldly confronts the desensitization of society to the point where life-and-death situations occur while hilarity is simultaneously ensuing. The drastic differences between the humorous viewpoints and the not-so-humorous […]

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The Happy Poet

The Happy Poet

| June 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Happy Poet is an all-organic, mostly vegetarian comedy about Bill, a struggling poet who pours his heart, soul, and last few dollars into starting a healthy food stand, surprising friends and customers with his dry wit and offbeat passion. Motivated by help from a rag-tag group of supporters and a budding romance with a […]

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The Stroller Strategy

The Stroller Strategy

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Stroller Strategy is a story of a couple who meet at a party and after the ups and downs that come with normal “couple” business, they end up again meeting at a party to start the beginning of the rest of their relationship, if that makes sense. French heartthrob Raphaël Personnaz plays Parisian Thomas […]

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Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship

Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship is a story of two men who were complete strangers but who share a common denominator—one man’s wife was sleeping with the other man. After many lies and the truth finally unfolding, Bert discovers that his wife, Linda, is having an affair with Arnie. Arnie probably doesn’t realize that […]

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Deadball

Deadball

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Deadball is- well, maybe that’s the best place to start. Deadball simply is. Even days after watching the movie, the fact that Deadball exists is nothing short of amazing. Not because the movie itself is shocking, but because I’m still trying to figure out… why? I mean, I know a blame lot of swill I […]

Not Suitable For Children

Not Suitable For Children

| April 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

This is the second film I’ve seen Ryan Kwanten in after last year’s Griff The Invisible, and I continue to be impressed at how legitimately good of an actor he is, despite his portrayal of the idiot brother on HBO’s True Blood.  Here, Kwanten plays an Australian party animal named Jonah whose life is turned […]

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Reality

Reality

| March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Matteo Garrone’s Gamorra was an international success – despite the Oscar snub. The dense, stoically paced Italian crime drama was attractively elusive, giving viewers something to mull over on their way out of the theater. Reality, the director’s new film, explores a much different world than Italian mafioso, while keeping his phantom touch. Reality follows Luciano, a fishmonger running a pescetaria in the […]

This is 40

This is 40

| March 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The fourth feature from Judd Apatow–his mid-life crisis feature (some might say “presumptuously”) titled This is 40–is a bold continuation of the Apatow brand, setting its course in a more mature direction.  Granted, Apatow did this with his third feature, 2009′s underappreciated Funny People, but despite the heaviness of that film’s themes and the complexities […]

First Period

First Period

| March 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s been nine years since John Waters’s last film, “A Dirty Shame,” which describes the state of affairs for his fans, for whom roadshow productions of “Hairspray” the musical just aren’t the same. However, if you’d like to make a visit to a perfect facsimile of Watersland, then “First Period” is the movie that Mr. […]

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