comedy

Uncovering Curiosities: Andrew Bujalski’s RESULTS

Writer-director Andrew Bujalski’s Results is an energetic black comedy peppered with a vibrancy that can only be created outside the studio system. Bujalski’s mumblecore background means that there’s an inherent realism woven into the 2015 [...]

January 13, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SPEECHLESS

Ron Underwood – 1994 Speechless is a first-rate romantic comedy with great performances from Michael Keaton and Geena Davis (reuniting after Beetlejuice). The pair play bickering speech writers in opposing political parties. Everything about [...]

December 8, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Dante’s BURYING THE EX

Throughout his career the mighty Joe Dante has always had a knack for successfully infusing horror with other genres. Gremlins saw him reach the darker side of a Spielbergian/Capraesque family drama and The ‘Burbs put a horror spin on a [...]

November 30, 2020

Notebook Reviews: EVOLUTION

Ivan Reitman – 2001 Director Ivan Reitman attempts to revisit the success of Ghostbusters with this alien themed sci-fi comedy. Evolution might not be quite as good as that 1984 spooktacular, but it’s still great fun. David Duchovny [...]

October 29, 2020

Notebook Reviews: GALAXY QUEST

Dean Parisot – 1999 Galaxy Quest is damn good fun! Director Dean Parisot delivers a fantastic parody of Star Trek and the film has 100% conviction in its plot and complete dedication from its brilliant cast (Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan [...]

October 1, 2020

Remembering The Cinematic Atrocity That Is MOVIE 43

Movie 43  totally beefed-it at the box office during its theatrical release in 2013 but its $6 million budget mean that it tuned a profit after grossing $8.8 million at the US box office and $32.4 million globally. This comes despite a top tier [...]

August 17, 2020

Review: ELVIS FROM OUTER SPACE Is A Hunka Hunka Burning Junk

Elvis From Outer Space is one tiny (and long played-out) joke stretched to fill a slow and suffering 90 minutes of so-called cinema. The title pretty much sums up what this low budget sci-fi comedy is about and your tolerance for it will depend on [...]

July 10, 2020

Review: AFTER MIDNIGHT Is A Low Budget Horror Delight

After Midnight is another wonderful example of a small movie achieving great things. This quirky romantic comedy/horror from directors Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella delivers on almost every level. Not only did the pair direct After Midnight, [...]

June 22, 2020

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