Tag: comedy

SASQUATCH SUNSET Official Trailer

A year in the life of a singular family.

Toronto True Crime Begins Year-Round Programming at Hot Docs, Starting With THE PEZ OUTLAW

The Toronto True Crime Festival is returning with year-round programming at the Hot Docs Cinema.

LISA FRANKENSTEIN Review: 80s Goth Throwback Disappoints, Underwhelms

Losing a parental figure, biological or otherwise, as a teen can have long-term, lifelong effects, most of them related to the initial, life-changing trauma. Losing the same parent to an axe-wielding intruder can double or triple that trauma, but in...

SXSW 2024: 3 BODY PROBLEM, THE FALL GUY, and Midnighters

The 31st edition of the 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival has announced that 3 Body Problem, the new series from David Benioff and D. B. Weiss Game of Thrones and Emmy Award nominee Alexander Woo, will be the Opening...

DESTROY ALL NEIGHBORS Review: A Breezy, Goofy And Goopy Horror Comedy

Struggling prog-rock musician William Brown finds himself in a living nightmare when he accidentally kills Vlad, the neighbor from hell.

DESTROY ALL NEIGHBORS Trailer: Jonah Ray Rodrigues And Alex Winter in Horror Comedy on Shudder This January

When prog-rock musician William Brown's worst mistake meets his worst neighbor, Vlad, it's a killer nightmare come to life.

MILLER'S GIRL Trailer: Jenna Ortega And Martin Freeman Star in Psychological Thriller This January

A creative writing assignment yields complex results between a teacher and his talented student.

Pretty Packaging: THE FRIGHTENERS Gets Ultimate Treatment

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Peter Jackson was primarily known for very gory, funny horror movies and a surprising drama or two. Then he made an extremely expensive special effects extravaganza aimed at mainstream audiences,...

SALTBURN Review: Titillation of Flesh, Nothing More

Emerald Fennell's new film stars Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi and Rosamund Pike.

NEXT GOAL WINS Review: Michael Fassbender Takes On the Worst Soccer Team in the World

Coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) is assigned to rehabilitate the world’s worst soccer team in Next Goal Wins, Taika Waititi’s comedic interpretation of the true story of American Samoa’s journey from last place losers to global inspiration. After suffering a...

Friday One Sheet: DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS

Here we have new key art for the Ethan Coen road movie, Drive-Away Dolls. The unconscious part of me felt that this movie already came and went without a whisper. In actuality, the film was pushed back until early 2024...

IT'S A WONDERFUL KNIFE Review: A Slasher For the Holidays

The Hallmark Channel has turned the holiday season – specifically, the months-long Christmas season – into an incredibly lucrative all-year affair. Numbers-wise, Lifetime Channel isn’t too far behind. Both rely on formulaic plots, inexpensive, fungible talent on both sides of...

BAD CGI GATOR Trailer: Relishing Bad Computer FX in Full Moon's Horror Comedy

Six college grads on Spring Break get a cabin in the swamplands of Georgia. Once there, they decide to throw their school laptops in a backyard lake in an act of youthful defiance, which unknowingly turns a lurking alligator into...

Fantastic Fest 2023 Review: TOTALLY KILLER, '80s Slasher Meets BACK TO THE FUTURE

Meeting your mother when you’re both teens can screw seriously with your head (e.g., the Back to the Future trilogy). Meeting your mom as a teen when there’s a serial killer targeting your teen mom and her circle of friends,...

Toronto 2023 Review: RIDDLE OF FIRE, These Three Kids Will Do Anything To Do Nothing All Summer

There’s something ethereal about Weston Razooli’s Toronto Midnight Madness closer, Riddle of Fire. It’s whimsical, but in a rough-hewn sort of way that puts it somewhere in the aesthetic neighborhood of Avalon Fast’s 2022 Slamdance discovery, Honeycomb. Both films exist...

DUMB MONEY Review: The GameStop Short Squeeze of 2021 Gets Its Own Movie

Director Craig Gillespie's newest biographical comedy-drama stars Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Vincent D'Onofrio and Seth Rogen.

EL CONDE Review: Pablo LarraĆ­n's Anti-Pinochet Satire Soars On Its Vampiric Metaphor

For Chileans, September 11th has an entirely different meaning than it does for Americans. For the latter, September 11th refers to the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the nearly 3,000 lives lost. For...

Toronto 2023 Review: POOLMAN, An Earnest if Misguided Comedy-Neo-Noir

A few years ago, I was taking an Uber back to my airbnb in Los Angeles; the driver, it turns out, was something of a conspiracy theorist. At first he was just telling me about the politics of the city,...

Toronto 2023 Review: HELL OF A SUMMER Lacks the Necessary Bite

Long a favoured location for slasher films, summer camp provides plenty of proverbial fodder for a serial killer's cannon: plenty of nubile, horny, often unaware bodies in an isolated place, waiting to be, well, slashed by whatever preferred method. It...

Crowdfund This: DEATHGASM 2: GOREMAGEDDON, Sequel to Horror Comedy in The Works

Fans of the 2015 horror comedy hit, Deathgasm, will be pleased to know that a sequel is finally in the works. The original director Jason Lei Howden will be back behind the camera for Deathgasm 2: Goremageddon, and a crowfunding campaign...