Comedy

Emergency (2022)

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Emergency (2022)

It would not surprise me if Carey Williams’ Emergency somehow found itself among the year’s Best Picture nominees next January. I know, I know.  That’s a bold statement, but I want to make sure that I’m not misunderstood.  It’s not that I think that Emergency is a grand achievement or anything.  I think its a very good film […]

| May 28, 2022
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Senior Year (2022)

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Senior Year (2022)

Netflix’s Senior Year is an annoying hi-concept comedy that takes a potentially interesting premise and waterlogs it with bad sitcom-style writing.  An overcaffeinated 12-year-old could have written this. The subject in question is what happens when a high school senior gets into an accident, slips into a coma and wakes up 20 years later suddenly […]

| May 14, 2022
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Stanleyville (2022)

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Stanleyville (2022)

What are the limits of your human instinct for greed?  How far would you go for a nuclear-orange compact sport utility vehicle?  Would you be willing to write an entire national anthem in just 2 hours?  Create a bit of technology?  Could you blow up a lot of balloons in under a minute?  How about […]

| April 22, 2022
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Marvelous and the Black Hole (2022)

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Marvelous and the Black Hole (2022)

Marvelous and the Black Hole is the most harmless movie that I’ve seen in a while.  I was in a good mood watching it, and maybe that helped.  Were I in a sour mood, it’s cuteness might have been galling.  Given the right mood, it is one of those little movies that you just want to […]

| April 22, 2022
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Chariot (2022)

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Chariot (2022)

There is a line in Chariot that I think pretty much sums up the entirety of the film: “Surely, it had to mean something.”  When the movie was over, this is what was on my mind.  Chariot is a strange comedy blending science fiction and reincarnation with a lot of really fun and unique things strewn about, but […]

| April 15, 2022
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Win a Trip to Browntown (2022)

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Win a Trip to Browntown (2022)

My dear reader, I come before you with a confession.  I watched comedy Win a Trip to Browntown! . . . but I never finished it.  I couldn’t.  Life is short.  I’ve got things to do.  I stopped at about a buck-five with still 28 minutes left on the running time but there was a […]

| March 25, 2022
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7 Days (2022)

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7 Days (2022)

7 Days is a lovely romantic comedy that values its subject matter and pulls the blinders off of a tradition that most of us westerners are hard-wired to consider somewhat prehistoric.  The subject: Arranged marriages, a phrase that, with a knee-jerk reaction, makes you think of child brides, patriarchal tyranny and mandated unions based on […]

| March 25, 2022
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8-Bit Christmas (2021)

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8-Bit Christmas (2021)

Beyond my old standards, I guess I’ve reached the point at which I’ve stopped looking for the next big Christmas classic – that movie that will couch itself among my annual perennials like It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street and Elf and A Christmas Story and even Die Hard.  You can’t force […]

| November 24, 2021
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