Archive for the Satire Category

PARASITE

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for Parasite, as it’s one of those films that’s difficult to really talk about without spoiling. Read at your own risk!      Ever since the start of last decade, films that have satirized and commented on the current state of wealth inequality and classism have been […]

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JOJO RABBIT

Taika Waititi is definitely one of the more interesting filmmakers working today. On the surface, his movies seem pretty standard, but he has a certain wit and sarcasm to his material that he competently melds with drama and characterization. The Hunt for the Wilderpeople was one of my favorite films […]

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US

New filmmaking careers are always exciting to watch, especially when they have a debut that’s so strong. Look no further than Jordan Peele, who won an Academy Award for this debut screenplay that was Get Out. He already had a lot of experience in comedy with MadTV and Key & […]

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ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL

I’m absolutely unbiased when it comes to MPAA ratings. I love Toy Story as much as I love Die Hard. It just matters how it serves the overall film. I’d rather the MPAA not exist at all, but they’re here to stay and filmmakers are left at their whim. Luckily, […]

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SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Satire is a tough thing to manage, especially when you’re looking through it all with an absurdly comedic lens. When you’re satirizing serious issues, such as race relations in the United States, your tone can either go full on ridiculous with it, or full on serious with it. Satire […]

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