Tag Archives: Comedy

Okafor’s Law [2016]

This was a film written, produced and starring a woman about a guy who bets his friends that he can bed any three ex-girlfriends they choose for him to target within three weeks. The only reason I selected it was … Continue reading

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Bad Moms [2016]

Bad Moms is riding a wave of female-driven comedy recently, arguably beginning with Bridesmaids, whose premise is “what if we made risqué comedies about women instead of men?” I laughed at comedies like Old School and The Wedding Crashers – and now … Continue reading

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Bill [2015]

The idea of alternate histories is inherently a little playful – even quite brutal scenarios like Fatherland or The Man in the High Castle, can’t help but have an ironical eye on the world as it really is or was. … Continue reading

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Hail, Caesar! [2016]

As this is a by-request, it’s straight into spoilers. Love the Golden Age of Hollywood? Go see. Otherwise, pass. Hamish asks: If you write a full review on your blog, could you consider the apparent lack of conflict in the … Continue reading

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Deadpool [2016]

Robbie Collins made the observation that studios were going to look at the “out of nowhere” success of Deadpool and engage in an intensive period of dissection and vivisection trying to understand how to make another one. There’s going to be a … Continue reading

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The 12 Discs of Christmas, The Indifference Engine

As my explanation for why this made my list, I was tempted to just post the YouTube videos of Cup of Brown Joy, even though it’s a different remix on this album, and Fighting Trousers. I think this album has arrived at a … Continue reading

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Man Up [2015]

Step 1 in any spontaneous writing is to convince yourself someone else in the world wants to hear your views on whatever the topic is. Step 2 is convincing yourself there’s something interesting to say on whatever the topic is. … Continue reading

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