Tagged with comedy films

Review: Mrs. Hyde, 2018, dir. Serge Bozon

Review: Mrs. Hyde, 2018, dir. Serge Bozon


Nothing like watching a weird-ass movie adaptation of one of your favorite books that is nigh-unrecognizable from the book, am I right? I doubt Serge Bozon wants me to be mad about Mrs. Hyde; I doubt he made the movie expecting it’d actually make anyone mad. Without a doubt, though, I can say that the movie did … Continue reading

Review: Pitch Perfect 3, 2017, dir. Trish Sie

Review: Pitch Perfect 3, 2017, dir. Trish Sie


The Pitch Perfect series is, for the most part, delightful; it’s a cliché to say that the first movie in a trilogy is the best, but Pitch Perfect really is better than Pitch Perfect 2, which mostly entertains with more bumps in the road plus a handful of unnecessary detours. So I’m not surprised that Pitch Perfect 3 turned … Continue reading

Review: The Tiger Hunter, 2017, dir. Lena Khan

Review: The Tiger Hunter, 2017, dir. Lena Khan


Casting people of colors in roles that demand they speak in regional accents they don’t have is insulting, but what if – what if – a movie directed by an Indian-American woman (Lena Khan!) cast an Indian-American actor (Danny Pudi!) as a guy from India and thus required him to adopt an Indian accent? I’m not sure … Continue reading

Review: Take Me, 2017, dir. Pat Healy

Review: Take Me, 2017, dir. Pat Healy


I’m not sure I should be reviewing things that Taylor Schilling does. We were classmates in middle school. If objectivity matters in criticism (it doesn’t, but legions of DCEU fans think it does, and who am I to overlook them in discussion of a film that has fucking nothing to do with the DCEU, right?), … Continue reading

Review: Catfight, 2017, dir. Onur Tukel

Review: Catfight, 2017, dir. Onur Tukel


Speaking of truth in movie titles, here’s Catfight, a movie that is both honestly and dishonestly named at the same time. It is, in fact, about a rivalry between two women living in New York City, played by Anne Heche and Sandra Oh, but it is not, in fact, about just one “catfight” (here defined mostly … Continue reading

Review: Blue Jay, 2016, dir. Alex Lehmann

Review: Blue Jay, 2016, dir. Alex Lehmann


Proof that Sarah Paulson is the best: She coaxes a great performance out of Mark Duplass in Blue Jay, this wonderful, itty bitty widdle indie moobie that you can rent or buy in iTunes. I think you should! I obviously liked it, judging by the review I wrote for Paste Magazine, and you know that that’s … Continue reading

Review: The Mermaid, 2016, dir. Stephen Chow

Review: The Mermaid, 2016, dir. Stephen Chow


I love Stephen Chow, and have since Shaolin Soccer helped boost his visibility and his reputation on an international scale. (Maybe that’s how you first got to know Chow as a director and as an actor, too, though if you have not already, I strongly suggest going back through his pre-Soccer filmography, as it is loaded … Continue reading

Review: Chevalier, 2016, dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari

Review: Chevalier, 2016, dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari


How many ways can you describe a man’s genitals? How many ways can men find ways to metaphorically measure their genitals? Chevalier, the third feature by Greek filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari, boldly attempts to answer these questions while skewering the men those genitals happen to be attached to. Tsangari is out to pierce the fragile male ego, … Continue reading