Tag: comedy

Vancouver 2019 Review: TAPEWORM, Canadian Cringe Comedy

One of the very first visuals in Tapeworm, shot on lovely 16mm, is a decent-sized pile of bloody human stool in a field. This is really the only such gross-out image, but it establishes the tone for Fabián Velasco and...

Lund 2019: KNIVES AND SKIN Will Open Swedish Genre Fest, THE MORTUARY COLLECTION to Close

The Lund Fantastic Film Festival is fast approaching and the next wave of titles were announced on Friday. Werewolf, Monument and Bliss were announced in the first wave, and this next batch gets even better.    Jennifer Leeder's hypnotic Knives and...

Telluride Horror Show 2019: First Wave Announced, Includes 1BR, GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR And Job Bob Briggs

Sure, Telluride, Colorado has that big fancy international film festival but for the folks who matter the real prime gig is the Telluride Horror Show in October.    During the second weekend of the month, the festival will celebrate its...

Review: GOOD BOYS, Crude Laugh Riot Has a Big Heart

The coolest kid in school, Soren, invites Max to a kissing party and the girl that he pines for, Brixlee, will be there. Trouble is, Max and neither of his friends, Lucas and Thor, know how to kiss girls. When...

Fantasia 2019 Review: HARD-CORE, A Tale Of Right-Wingers, Robots, and Redemption

Yukon (Yamada Takayuki) Gondo is a hard-headed ne'er do well who can't quite seem to hang on to anything in his life. Having no relationships, no real job, and no goals sends him adrift in ways that often get him...

Karlovy Vary 2019 Review: PATRICK, A Nudist Procedural Tragicomedy About Grief and Identity

Clothes do not make a man in Tim Mielants' procedural coming-of-grief dramedy.

Fantasia 2019 Review: THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE Is A Comedic Swiss Watch

Casey is a quiet, nebbish, accountant who lives by himself. He has no friends except his impossibly cute Dachshund. He is introduced sitting quietly and nervously in a cafe, attempting to learn French. The line he is practicing is "I...

Review: Michael Dowse's STUBER Is A Wild Comedic Ride Through The LA Underworld

Kumail Nanjiani is either the luckiest or unluckiest Uber driver ever. A couple of years after his breakout semi-autobiographical feature The Big Sick, in which Nanjiani plays a stand-up comedian moonlighting as an Uber driver who just so happens to...

NEKROTRONIC Trailer: Monica Bellucci Plays an Internet Demon in New Action Horror

Momentum Pictures has released an official trailer for Nekrotronic, the next indie horror comedy film from the Australian director of Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, Kiah Roache-Turner. A film about an internet demon and the secret hunters who bring them...

BiFan 2019: 10 Films You Should Check Out at the 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

Asia's top genre celebration is almost upon us, and as we pack our bags for the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan), we've prepared a few titles to look out for in this year's vast program. Between our recent festival...

Interview: Jim Jarmusch & THE DEAD DON'T DIE

Quite like the new Jim Jarmusch film, The Dead Don’t Die, Sturgill Simpson’s self-titled theme song delivers many delicious nuggets of zombie metaphor in a smilin’ down-home death-ballad drawl. ‘Oh the dead don’t die, any more than you or I,...

Cannes 2019 Review: ALL ABOUT YVES, New French Burlesque and the Age of AI

What would you get if you crossed the talking toaster from 'Red Dwarf,' 'Twilight Zone' and '8 Mile'?

Neuch√Ętel 2019: Quentin Dupieux's DEERSKIN Chosen to Open Swiss Genre Festival

We are less than a month away from the 19th edition of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival and they have announced their opening film.    Quentin Dupieux’s Deerskin has be chosen to open this year's festival. The French director...

SATANIC PANIC: RLJE Films Picks up Chelsea Stardust's Horror Flick, Plans September Release

Chelsea Stardust's Satanic Panic just had its world premiere at the Overlook Film Festival and if our American friends were wondering when they would be able to see it, we have news.    ...a pizza delivery girl at the end...

Cinepocalypse 2019: AIRHEADS to Close, Joe Bob Briggs And Rednecks, And a TAMMY AND THE T-REX 'GORE CUT' Promo

Our friends at Cinepocalypse just made a special announcement that further cements its reputation as a hot ticket of the festival circuit this Summer.   First, they have arranged a rare 35mm screening of the metal comedy Airheads for their...

METAL HEART: Be Charmed By The Trailer For Irish Indie Comedy

If you've been paying attention to the recent wave of Irish films you've most likely come across actor Hugh O'Conor at some point. He was the lead in hit comedy The Stag before playing a key support part opposite Tom...

ZILLA AND ZOE Trailer: A Girl Dreams of Horror Film in Charming Indie Comedy

Zilla and Zoe is an indie genre comedy from director Jessica Scalise about a ten-year-old girl named Zoe who is obsessed with making horror films. As a deadline for a big film contest approaches, Zoe is determined to win, but...

Behold The Wonders Of Steffen And Flip's RANDOM SHIT

We've made no secret of our love for the work of Dutch comedy duo Steffn Haars and Flip Van der Kuil here in these pages over the years. The writing and directing duo first came to prominence as part of...

RUPERT, RUPERT & RUPERT: Multiple Personality Disorder Takes Centre Stage in Witty UK Indie

Global Digital Releasing have signed on to distribute Tom Sands’ bittersweet, multiple personality comedy Rupert, Rupert & Rupert across digital platforms worldwide on Friday, April 26, 2019. Rupert, Ruper & Rupert centers around Rupert (Sandy Batchelor), a struggling actor with...

Chicago's 2nd Annual Windy City Horrorama Unveils Its Gruesome Feature Lineup!

Fans of bloody mayhem in Chicago have an event to look forward to! The second annual Windy City Horrorama will take place on the weekend of April 26-28th at the Davis Theater and the lineup is a combination of genre...