Tag: comedy

Get Out (2017)
Film Review, Reviews

Get Out (2017)

Although hardly conducive to reading this review, Get Out is a dish best served cold. Not knowing the ins and outs only heightens the intrigue and eventual WTF-Factor, so although this is spoiler free, the assumption is that the trailer has been seen. Get Out is intriguing from the outset […]

Check Please (2015)
Film Review

Check Please (2015)

Are you the type of person who wells up at the sound of someone popping the big question? Or does the mere thought of PDA result in the sort of eye rolling that risks retinal detachment? Either way, chances are you’ve heard someone else’s marriage proposal story but Check Please […]

Paterson (2016)
DVD Review

Paterson (2016)

Hailing from Paterson, New Jersey and also sharing its name, Paterson (Adam Driver) works as a bus driver whose daily schedule and route extends beyond his job. If you think this doesn’t sound particularly exciting, then you’d be right. Speed, this is not. He walks the same way to work, […]

Instapocalypse (2016)
Film Review

Instapocalypse (2016)

Part of the Official Selection at the Cinequest Film and VR Festival, Instapocalypse comes across as what a lazy writer may describe as Black Mirror meets Shaun of the Dead. Ahem. Employing the zombie genre as a satirical vehicle is nothing new but its blend of social commentary and social […]

SXSW 2017 – Mayhem (2017)
Film Review

SXSW 2017 – Mayhem (2017)

A virus has broken out reducing inhibitions and turning people into emotionally unbalanced (and frequently violent) lunatics. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before right? Mayhem isn’t flat out dystopia, wisely choosing the path of claustrophobic chamber piece over full on apocalypse. It doesn’t work all that well, but […]

War On Everyone (2017)
Film Review

War On Everyone (2017)

When I first saw the trailer for War On Everyone I knew that I wanted to see it ASAP. It had Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña being a pair of crooked cops. It had John Michael McDonagh as the writer-director (the man who gave us The Guard and Calvary). It made me laugh. […]

Christmas Cracker: Almost Christmas (2016)
Film Review

Christmas Cracker: Almost Christmas (2016)

Almost Christmas is the kind of film that you know, deep down, could have been decent. The talent in front of the camera is not inconsiderable, with a cast that includes Danny Glover, Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, Mo’Nique, Romany Malco, J. B. Smoove, Gabrielle Union, and John Michael Higgins. But […]

Classic Cracker: Splash (1984)
Film Review

Classic Cracker: Splash (1984)

An enjoyably simple ’80s comedy, Splash is a (literal) fish-out-of-water tale that stars Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, and Eugene Levy. Directed by Ron Howard, this is fairly safe family fun, with careful hair placement and camera angles making sure that not too much is revealed by the main […]

Classic Cracker: The Nutty Professor (1963)
Film Review

Classic Cracker: The Nutty Professor (1963)

It’s very easy to forget just how funny Jerry Lewis could be. Whether that is due to rumours regarding his behaviour behind the scenes, the sour taste left by the bitter end to the friendship with Dean Martin, or the fact that he has played some impressively loathsome roles in […]