Category Archives: Comedy

Reviews: Knock Down The House, My Dinner With Hervé, Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot, Wine Country, Mid90s, Always Be My Maybe

Knock Down The House | Netflix The inspirational documentary offering evidence that there are still leaders in the United States whose motivations are respectable, responsible, and righteous. The film follows the primary campaigns of four progressive Democrats, all women, all very different from different states, and all of whom are looking to make a difference…Read More

Booksmart review — An instant comedy classic

Directed by Olivia Wilde | Written by Katie Silberman, Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, and Sarah Haskins | 102 min This doesn't happen nearly often enough: A movie walking a tightrope of joyful brilliance, where the energy of the thing in every department—script, performance, direction, production, score—is all working at a high level to produce something…Read More

Cold War review — Potent love story spans decades

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski | Written by Pawlikowski, Janusz Glowacki, and Piotr Borkowski | 89 min Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida from 2013 was an Oscar winner and high water mark for the Polish filmmaker, whose 2004 same-sex romantic drama My Summer of Love launched Emily Blunt into the cinematic universe. Accordingly, my expectations for this film were outsized, and it did not…Read More

Now on Canadian Netflix — February 2019

Velvet Buzzsaw A deliciously trashy art world satire/horror from Dan Gilroy, the filmmaker behind Nightcrawler and Roman J. Israel. , a picture with a lot more of the edge and unease of the former rather than the prestige aspirations of the latter. It tells the story of a shallow, ambitious, group of nasties; the delightfully named Morf Vandewalt (another…Read More