comedy

Notebook Reviews: TIN CUP

Ron Shelton – 1996 Director Ron Shelton delivers a great sporting comedy with Tin Cup. The film features a wonderful turn by Kevin Costner – who is at his most likeable and charismatic. Shelton’s film has an incredible supporting [...]

July 21, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ALONG CAME POLLY

John Hamburg – 2004 Along Came Polly is a serious waste of time, effort and talent by everyone involved. This uninspired romantic comedy is terrible. There isn’t an original idea throughout the film’s entire 88 minute running time! [...]

June 16, 2021

Notebook Reviews: GREMLINS

Joe Dante – 1984 Joe Dante‘s Gremlins is a film which has held-up incredibly well in the face of time and CGI. Dante’s film opens as a Capraesque comedy before descending into a 1950s-style creature feature. It’s the perfect [...]

June 5, 2021

Notebook Reviews: HEARTBREAKERS

David Mirkin – 2001 Hearbreakers isn’t a bad comedy – but it would be nothing without it’s brilliant cast. Gene Hackman seems to be having a great time – the role is an odd choice for him. Sigourney Weaver [...]

May 22, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE FRIGHTENERS

Peter Jackson – 1996 Peter Jackson‘s director’s cut of The Frighteners is an enjoyable horror–comedy, but there’s just something missing to make it great. Michael J. Fox excels in the lead role (as always) and the [...]

May 21, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE ‘BURBS

Joe Dante – 1989 The great Joe Dante‘s The ‘Burbs is brilliant. This black comedy features one of Tom Hanks‘ best performances and it has the perfect amount of comedy and macabre humour to make it something special. The [...]

May 10, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SERENDIPITY

Peter Chelsom – 2001 Serendipity is a clichéd, but fun romantic comedy from Town & Country director Peter Chelsom. Chelsom’s film features yet another winning turn from John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale also impresses as his romantic [...]

April 27, 2021

The Mighty Richard Donner

The mighty Richard Donner turned 91 years old on 24 April 2021. Donner is one of the all-time great Hollywood directors who cut his teeth in advertising and television, working on some of the most iconic shows of the 1960s and 1970s (The Twilight [...]

April 24, 2021

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