Category Archives: Comedy

Friends with Kids review

Written and directed by Jennifer WestfeldtFirst off, let's offer Ms Westfeldt a word of congratulations. Though I understand she was thrust into the director's chair by circumstance, she managed to direct, write and show up in almost every scene of this film. When was the last time we saw a woman pull a hat-trick like…Read More

A Cult of One: Impromptu

Welcome to a new occasional feature on Flaw In The Iris. A Cult of One is where I go into my vault and write about unheralded films, generally unloved and unpopular. My point: they're just misunderstood and deserve a fanbase. I mean, besides just me (and maybe a very few others). Or I could just be…Read More

Young Adult review

Directed by Jason ReitmanWritten by Diablo CodyIn a high school reunion movie (it's a genre, you know) Mavis Gary would be the antagonist, the lady who was the mean girl as a teen and is still a bitch 20 years later—even though she's by many societal standards a success. The closest we've seen to her…Read More

The Muppets review

Directed by James BobinWritten by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, based on characters by Jim HensonThe appeal of The Muppet Show is hard to quantify. I'm not talking about the Muppets themselves. It's easy to see why people like them, the cute puppets adored by all ages. But the TV show specifically, the one that…Read More

The Rum Diary review

Directed by Bruce RobinsonWritten by Robinson, adapting the Hunter S. Thompson novelThis is telling: two posters from The Rum Diary, the brand new movie starring Johnny Depp as Paul Kemp, the hero of Hunter S. Thompson's Puerto Rico-set novel. There's this onewhich hides Depp but plays up hotel-room carnage. Playing to fans of The Hangover,…Read More