Tag: comedy

5th HORRORANT FILM FESTIVAL: TRAUMA, FRAMED And WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND Lead First Wave of Titles at Greek Genre Fest

It is good to see that outside of the work of Yorgos Lanthimos (The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Lobster and Dogtooth) that the genre scene in Greece is being upheld by the work of the organizers of the...

Review: DEAR DICTATOR, Not Teen Movie Torture

It’s been said that movies are a universal medium, capable of connecting to the ways, plights, and struggles of different cultures. “A machine of empathy” and all that. Although Dear Dictator, a relatively unlikely teen comedy, centrally involves a foreign...

BIRDS WITHOUT FEATHERS: Watch The Trailer For Quirky Slamdance Comedy

It promises to be (another) very strong year at the Slamdance Film Festival this year with a lineup packed solid with compelling new talent and idiosynchratic stories hoping to pull audiences up the hill from Sundance. And one of the...

MATCH: Trailer For New Norwegian Comedy Offers Live Commentary On The 20-Something Life

Stian has voices in his head. Two of them, in fact. They're not malicious. Not directly, at least. They don't push him to do anything he doesn't want to. Again, not directly, at least. But they are simply always there,...

Blu-ray Review: Alexander Payne's ELECTION Gets the Criterion Vote

What is that irritating buzzing sound, anyway...? Is it a bee? In this movie, they’ve been known to sting philandering high school teachers, right in the eye. Is it the flickering fluorescent lighting in George Washington Carver High School? That’s...

The DANGER 5 Team Invites You To Marvel At The Wonders Of THE AUSTRALIAN WILDERNESS

Long necked koala's, pizza snakes and sexy crocodiles are all part of a day in The Australian Wilderness according to Dario Russo and David Ashby. Best known as the creators of cult comedy hit Danger 5 the duo have just...

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS In Hilarious Trailer For Norwegian Comedy

There's a bit of a Norwegian super-team assembled for upcoming comedy Opportunity Knocks (Norske Byggeklosser) - the new remake of one of the all time classic local pictures. Dead Snow producer Kjetil Omberg, The Bothersome Man producer Jørgen Storm...

ANOTHER WOLFCOP Review: Canadian Horror Comedy Sequel a Better Version of The Original

Lou Garou returns as the town of Woodhaven's alcoholic werewolf cop. With the new police chief Tina and the proverbial many more WolfCop must spring into action when eccentric and possibly evil businessman Sydney Swallows seduces the town with a new...

Shudder in December, Featuring Holiday Horror BETTER WATCH OUT

Nothing says home for the holidays like plopping down in front of the television and streaming the day away to your festive favorites. One of the latest festive horror hits, Chris Peckover's festival circuit fave Better Watch Out is a...

Poland Has A PANIC ATTACK

While I do not understand a single word spoken in the trailer for Pawel Maslona's  upcoming Polish feature Panic Attack (Atak Paniki) there is absolutely zero problem understanding exactly what is happening. The premise is a simple one with the...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: Sex, Lies and VIDAR THE VAMPIRE

Blood-sucking vampires have been invading cinema screens for nearly a century now so it’s increasingly rare to see something truly original come out of the genre. Enter Vidar. Not only is this unfortunate creature one of the sorriest excuses for...

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE: De La Iglesia Stunt Supervisor Delivers Big Action Comedy In Directing Debut

Federico Cueva may be making his directorial debut with upcoming action comedy You Only Live Once (Solo Se Vive Una Vez) but he is no stranger to the industry. A highly in demand vfx and stunt coordinator for more than...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: GENERATION B, Start the Revolution Without Me

Everyone dances while the world goes to hell. Although it doesn't spring forth as an immediately binge-worthy series, Generation B very quickly develops into a worthy, perhaps essential experience. Laced with absurdist comedy and cogent social commentary, it's also quite...

10+ Years Later: WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, Much More Than a Spine-tingling Visual Knock-out

Who framed Roger Rabbit? ‘Who indeed?’, is the question I found myself asking a few weeks back when suddenly Robert Zemeckis’ vibrant crossbreed of live action and animation reemerged into my life as a Netflix recommendation. What exactly did they...

Toronto 2017 Short Film, Short Review: GREAT CHOICE

A woman gets stuck in a Red Lobster commercial. That is the helluva succinct elevator pitch for Robin Comisar's short film that recently graced the Ryerson screen of Toronto's Midnight Madness.  Great Choice meticulously recreates said Red Lobster advert from...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Brings 1980's HOPSCOTCH in From the Cold

When one thinks of films built on international espionage and spy movie cat and mouse, an entry like Hopscotch likely isn’t what springs to mind. An ambling and easily digestible affair, this 1980 caper stars everyone's favorite sad turtle of...

Screamfest 2017: TRAGEDY GIRLS Leads First Wave of Titles

Okay Angelenos. It is that time of year again. Autumn is approaching and with it the promise of another scary season come October. To help get you into the mood Screamfest is back for its seventeenth year. The festival is...

Sadly Overlooked: The Career of Hong Kong actor Ng Man Tat

Probably best known in the west as comedy superstar Stephen Chow’s regular sidekick, it is easy to overlook the major accomplishments that Ng Man-tat has made throughout his acting career, a career that has now spanned the better part of...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Gets LOST IN AMERICA

Swirling, swirling, swirling, all down the drain. Passed over for a promotion -- scratch that -- fired from his job, helplessly watching as all his hopes and dreams go right down the toilet, David Howard has a moment of clarity....

3 FOOT BALL AND SOULS Wins Skip City Audience Award

The 2017 edition of the Skip City Inernational D-Cinema festival has come to a close with the audience awards being announced for the world's leading festival focused on digitally produced cinema. Three awards were given - one each for features,...