Tagged: comedy

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I Do Movies Badly: Tiny Furniture

Mumblecore Part 2 wraps up with the best film of the bunch, Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture, an assured feature from the Girls creator that uses exemplary directorial work and semi-autobiographical truth to comment on the directionless transitionary post-college period that a return to...

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The Farewell: An Old Friend, by David Bax

In the opening scene of Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, Billi (Awkwafina) walks down a New York City street while chatting boisterously on the phone in Mandarin with her grandmother, Nai Nai (Zhao Shuzhen). Momentarily, she stops to exchange a few...

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Deep Murder: Gosford Pork, by David Bax

This review originally ran as part of our LA Film Fest 2018 coverage. Nick Corirossi’s astounding Deep Murder is such a thoroughly committed work of parody that its commitment is, in some ways, actually part of the joke. Take, for instance, the...