Archive for the Comedy Category

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

There seems to be this bizarre train of thought amongst my age demographic (millennials who grew up in the 1990’s) that the film Jumanji is a “classic”. It’s a perfectly fine adventure film with good performances, fun action setpieces, and visual effects that have aged as well as a glass of iced […]

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THE DISASTER ARTIST

What’s there to say about Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 masterpiece The Room that hasn’t already been said? Simply put, it’s the greatest bad film ever made. In a more complicated way, it’s The Godfather of terrible filmmaking. Completely inept in every single way. A hilariously pathetic attempt by a man with a gigantic ego […]

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Characterization is a tricky thing, because it’s not just about how well the character is written, but also about how well that character is portrayed. When you have humanized, perfectly developed characters, you need the right actors to bring them to life. Not somebody who simply matches their physical […]

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THOR: RAGNAROK

Whenever a new film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) comes out and a director with a distinct voice and style is attached, people always hype it up that this one is “finally going to be different”. Here we have a new Thor film, with New Zealander Taika Waititi, a comedy director known for his witty and highly absurd humor, […]

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HAPPY DEATH DAY

Is there such thing as a completely original idea anymore? I don’t really think so. Humans have been telling stories ever since we’ve been able to speak, so it’s not a surprise that we run into some familiarities here and there. Every type of story has been […]

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KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

Some genres as we know them are effectively dead, or at the very least, on life support. Every now and then, a genre film will be released in order to rejuvenate those feelings that old Hollywood used to give us. While they’re fun, we realize why these […]

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BRIGSBY BEAR

Comedy comes in many different forms, many that I find very amusing. I have a very bizarre sense of humor. I really like absurdity, surrealism, dryness, satire, and a whole bunch of categories of different comedy. It’s why I can never really pinpoint what I really find […]

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INGRID GOES WEST

I love films about crazy people. They provide a vessel for us to experience stories that bring us out of our comfort zone, sometimes making us root for the chaos that’s happening on screen. It also allows for actors to break out of their mold, try something […]

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LOGAN LUCKY

Steven Soderbergh is one of most fascinating and eclectic filmmakers out there. Coming onto the scene in 1988 with his debut indie hit film Sex, Lies, and Videotapes, Soderbergh has since moved onto giving us films in all sorts of different genres and styles, from zany comedies […]

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, he gets rebooted like no one else can. Remember how much of a big deal the first Spider-Man film was back in 2002? After the superhero film genre pretty much petered out after failures like Batman & Robin, Sam Raimi came around and showed us that superheroes could be taken seriously […]

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