Tag Archives: Comedy

Knives Out (Review) – A genre reborn in a sizzling whodunit

Spoiler Free Knives Out is pure cinematic joy, director Rian Johnson breathing new life into the classic whodunit genre. With a knowing nod of appreciation to the genius of Agatha Christie and dark wit of Hitchcock. All wrapped up with delicious humour and a cutting dissection of modern America. In a large sprawling manor house …

Jojo Rabbit (Review) – A satirical dissection of fascism wrapped in a coming of age tale

Lampooning Nazi ideology and right wing fervour is a tightrope walk for any Director. Balancing the need to reflect the horror of right wing extremism. With a need to satirically dissect the hate and oppression at its heart. With Jojo Rabbit, Director Taika Waititi takes square aim at the indoctrination of youth, mixing coming of …

The Dude in Me ‘내안의 그놈’ (Review) – Fun and frothy comedy but nothing new

Quick Read Review Body swap comedies have a long history in film, from Freaky Friday (1976) to 17 Again (2009). It is therefore a challenge to offer anything fresh in a genre housing dozens of films that have borrowed from one another over the years. The response to this challenge from South Korean director Hyo-jin …

Deerskin ‘Le daim’ (Review) – The jacket to end all jackets

Spoiler Free The power of filmmakers to laugh at that own craft is a precious and valuable thing. Especially when combined with stories that fly in the face of reality while played with deadpan sincerity. Quentin Dupieux‘ latest offering does just that with a killer black comedy about a Deerskin jacket, psychosis and a rural …

Little Monsters (Review) – A farmyard full of zombie fun

In a modern age of film and TV where zombie stories have sat front and centre in popular horror. Developing something new and inventive is not always easy. However, with Little Monsters Writer/Director Abe Forsythe manages to deliver something truly fresh and different. A relentlessly funny comic book tale of a slacker and a teacher …

Blinded by the Light – Review

Inspired by the teenage life of writer Sarfraz Manzoor (Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock’n’ Roll). Gurinder Chadha (Bend it like Beckham) delivers a film of warmth, affection and social commentary on 80’s Britain, that shines alongside its Springsteen rich score. Blinded by the light reimagines the story of Manzoor, taking his passion …