Tagged: comedy

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Mister America: Great Job, by David Bax

Eric Notarnicola’s Mister America is the theatrical culmination (for now) of project called On Cinema, which started as a podcast in 2011 and has morphed and expanded to include a web series, multiple television series and a number of live...

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Movie Meltdown: Live from Videodrome

This week we’re coming to you “live” from Videodrome as we continue with our Atlanta adventures. We visit with the staff of this impressive video store and reminisce about the glory days of video stores as well as what it takes to...

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Abominable: Believe in Magic, by David Bax

Jill Culton (2006’s Open Season) establishes her skills as both writer and director early on in Abominable. In a lively and largely wordless sequence detailing how she spends an average day of her summer vacation, we learn everything we need...

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First Love: Slap Happy, by David Bax

This review originally ran as a part of our TIFF 2019 coverage. Takashi Miike’s world is one of commonplace sociopathy. In his newest film, First Love, as in his others, the criminals aren’t just criminals. They’re ice cold sadists and...

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TIFF 2019: Jojo Rabbit, by David Bax

Jojo Rabbit‘s opening titles play out against stock footage of Germans “heil”ing Adolf Hitler soundtracked by The Beatles singing “Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand” and the sound of screaming fans. There is satirical potential in reducing Hitler to the level...