Tag: darkcomedy

Crowdfund This: MURDER BURY WIN Takes a "Stab" at Board Games

Nary a human being on the planet can escape the craft (and sometimes wrath) of the board game. From the agony and ectasy of a slumber party Sorry, to the shores of Scrabble and the battlefields of Risk, the art...

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...

Review: Wicked And Witty INSIDE NO.9 Brings Innovation to Television Comedy

The apocalyptic prophecies about the impending doom of television did not materialise and serialized (television) fiction blossoms thanks to alternative distribution channels. Apart from the technological upgrade to hybrid television and the enhancement of consumerĀ“s interactivity and transmediality, the...

Rotterdam 2015 Review: A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE, A Masterpiece

Only a few living directors have achieved status in world cinema as Roy Andersson did. Calling him a cult director seems like a huge understatement, even though we are talking about a rather narrow body of work consisting of three features...

Review: EXIT ELENA, A Sweet And Bizarre Home Movie Like Few Others

The opening of Nathan Silver's second feature Exit Elena presents a series of images that are so simple and practical in nature, (not just because of the consumer grade camera the movie was shot on, but also by plain sight)...