Tag: comedy

A Superhero Staffs-Up in CAPES, a Comedy Short

Australian writer/director Lucas Testro is back with an all new humour-filled short film called Capes. Last time he caught our attention he was taking on time-travel in I'm You, Dickhead, and this time he sets his eye on lampooning the...

Review: Strange Magic, an underrated animated musical from Lucasfilm

Strange Magic was supposed to be George Lucas’ swansong, his final big budget motion picture —as a producer, mind you, not director— before his inevitable retirement from the movie business. Alas, that didn’t quite happen. Strange Magic was released in...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Goes Far With FEDERICO FELLINI'S ROMA

When it comes to Federico Fellini's Roma, it's difficult to determine what's more self-indulgent, the act of appropriating by name a vital, ancient city that's been on the global forefront of politics, religion and culture, or this entire film in...

Watch: Telugu Megastar Chiranjeevi Returns in KHAIDI NO 150, But Is It a Return Worth Making?

I know I'm going to get mountains to shit for this piece, but someone has to say it. India's Telugu language film industry, Tollywood, has one star who rises above all others. That star is Chiranjeevi, an unbeatable screen presence...

Watch First MONSTER HUNT 2 Teaser

Last week we heard that Tony Leung Chiu-wai had joined the cast of Monster Hunt 2 and now we have visual proof, via a new poster and the first teaser for the film. Running just 39 seconds, it features returning...

LETTERKENNY Returns On Christmas Day! Marvel At The Magnificent Verbiage Of The New Trailer!

Quirky Canadian hit - and freakishly accurate portrait of the sort of mid-Ontario communities I grew up in - Letterkenny returns with the complete second series hitting Canuck streamer CraveTV on Christmas Day. And if you want to know whether...

Watch Hilarious Aussie Web Series BRUCE

Love, frankly, is a pain in the ass. And it's even more a pain in the ass when the pursuit of it traps you in a life within a brutally violent prison camp. Welcome to the world of Bruce, a...

They Came: Alien Death Fuck

A sci-fi horror comedy featuring super-sexy bodysnatching aliens, an intergalactic STD and pregnant men! A(r)men director Thomas Lunde has again teamed up with special-effects supervisor Steinar “Effektmakeren” Kaarstein (Dead Snow 1 & 2, ABCs of Death).  This time they are...

Interview: Unpacking The Technicolor Radiance Of THE LOVE WITCH With Director Anna Biller

The Love Witch opened in Los Angeles this past Friday and premieres in New York next week. It was easily one of my favourite experiences in the cinema this year and it was a privilege to see it at the...

Escaped Cons, A Bow Wielding Bounty Hunter And A Lusty Gorilla In The Trailer For Gonzo Turkish Comedy SEN SAG BEN SELAMET

Turkish director Ersoy Güler appears to have unleashed something gloriously strange with upcoming comedy Sen Sag Ben Selamet. Burçin Bildik stars as an escaped convict on the run and having to cope with all manner of challenges, everything from the...

Morbido Fest 2016 Review: ARE WE NOT CATS Purrs

I didn't get to see as many films as I would have liked to at Morbido 2016, but Are We Not Cats was one of them. I'm glad to have seen this surprising and bold piece of filmmaking. Directed by...

Review: CRD, An Ethereal Exercise In Art Vs. Artifice

CRD is one hell of a feature from director Kranti Kanade. The film utilizes more film techniques in its 100 minutes than most directors do in an entire career.

SAIGON BODYGUARDS Trailer Delivers Action Comedy Energy

Upcoming action-comedy is a curiously international affair. Produced by Canada's Rhombus Media - backers of Antiviral and Hobo With A Shotgun - with the backing of Korean giant CJ Entertainment - who are increasingly active in Vietnam - with JApanese...

Exclusive MY DEAD BOYFRIEND Clip: Heather Graham Meets The Seventeenth Guy at a Bar

Anthony Edwards' (Top Gun and ER) comedy My Dead Boyfriend opens in U.S. cinemas and will be available on Digital/On Demand this Friday, November 4th. The film is based on a novel by New York based author Aruther Nersesian. We...

PREVENGE Clip: Alice Lowe Argues Murder With Her Unborn Child

Alice Lowe's darkly funny directorial debut, Prevenge, has been traveling the festival circuit this year to great acclaim. ScreenAnarchy's Thomas Humphrey called it "undeniably glorious" and a "fresh take on the [slasher] genre" in his review out of Venice. The...

Pretty Packaging: Germany Gives COMPANEROS A Mighty Salute

I saw Sergio Corbucci's 1970 western CompaƱeros during the video-boom of the early eighties, when suddenly an immense wealth of titles became available for home viewing, and renting a stack of videotapes was a part of each weekend's routine. Not...

THE SAMURAI IN AUTUMN (JESEN SAMURAJA): Action RomCom From Serbia

Director Danilo Backovic may very well have delivered the first fight film from Serbia with The Samurai In Autumn (Jesen Samuraja), a film that aims to blend realistic karate and MMA action with comic melodrama and action. The story follows...

Children And Puppets In Space! Watch The UPP I DET BLA (UP IN THE SKY) Trailer!

There's an obvious comparison to be made between The Muppets and Swedish writer-director Petter Lennstrad's upcoming Upp i det blå (Up In The Sky) but how likely would Kermit and Company be to include a gag featuring one of their...

SMALL TOWN KILLERS: Watch A Clip From Bornedal's Latest

Denamrk's Ole Bornedal is a long time favorite in these parts, a maverick of worts who was crafting dark genre films in his homeland long before the whole Nordic Noir movement made it somehow okay to be a Dane who...

Busan 2016 Review: HOTEL SALVATION Finds Rebirth in the Pursuit of Death

Daya is ready to shuffle off this mortal coil. The 77-year old patriarch of a middle class Indian family suffers from recurring nightmares. After one such episode, he bluntly declares to his family that he is ready to die. His...