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Review: Trainwreck, 2015, dir. Judd Apatow

Review: Trainwreck, 2015, dir. Judd Apatow


“Think of Trainwreck as Amy Schumer’s comedy fed through Judd Apatow’s directorial dehydrator: It’s 124 minutes of everything we love about Schumer deprived of just enough bite and flavor to keep us tantalized, and not enough to make the experience special. To the credit of both Apatow and Schumer, who wrote the whole damn thing, … Continue reading

Review: Inside Out, 2015, dir. Peter Docter

Review: Inside Out, 2015, dir. Peter Docter


The speed and immediacy of access we all enjoy courtesy of the Internet tends to breed knee-jerk thoughtlessness. As a result, we live in a non-complex world where a single strike against an established entity in the entertainment industry – a movie, a television show, a celebrity – is enough to declare it substantially bankrupt. Years … Continue reading

Review: Paul, 2011, dir. Greg Mottola

Review: Paul, 2011, dir. Greg Mottola


Simon Pegg and Nick Frost at this point should be considered the premiere comic duo of our time. Is that fair to say?  These English lads– one of their country’s most beloved exports– constitute a twosome which functions organically and a dynamic that requires no employment of shtick to work; they’re funny, individually and together, … Continue reading