Category: nextfest

Nextfest 2016: The Greasy Strangler, by David Bax 0

Nextfest 2016: The Greasy Strangler, by David Bax

  There’s a strain of comedy that we’ll call so-dumb-it’s-smart (think Paul Rudd protesting cleaning up his mess in Wet Hot American Summer) that came out of the 90s and early 2000s alt-comedy scene. Jim Hosking’s The Greasy Strangler is a hollow echo...

Nextfest 2016: Under the Shadow, by David Bax 0

Nextfest 2016: Under the Shadow, by David Bax

Babak Anvari’s politically and socially minded Iran-set horror film, Under the Shadow, begins atypically for its genre, with lengthy text detailing the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war and the repeated missile strikes the two countries delivered upon one another’s citizens. Set sometime during that...

Nextfest 2016: Morris from America, by David Bax 0

Nextfest 2016: Morris from America, by David Bax

Chad Hartigan’s Morris from America, being the story of a young African-American teen (Markees Christmas as Morris) living in Heidelberg, Germany with his widower father (Craig Robinson), is certainly novel in its premise. But after that novelty wears off, what remains...