Silicon Valley, Season 3, Episode 3: “Meinertzhagen’s Haversack” Written by Adam Countee Directed by Charlie McDowell Airs Sundays at 10pm on HBO The end of last week’s episode of Silicon Valley was the biggest blow to Richard’s original Pied Piper vision yet; the new CEO Barker had gone all in on the presumably misguided advice of …
The fascinating ‘Men & Chicken’ will make you laugh and cringe in equal measure
The only thing that saves ‘A Hologram for the King’ from reaching disaster status is the luminous presence of Sarita Choudhury.
‘Elvis & Nixon’ is an actor’s showpiece for Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey to collide in the most bizarre power summit in pop culture history
Linklater’s ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ is a modest film that aspires to be nothing more than an unabashed celebration of youthful exuberance.
There’s an undercurrent of genuine sadness in ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’ that makes this otherwise modest comedy romance feel surprisingly poignant
Blink and you might miss this ultra-slight morsel, but it’s definitely worth keeping an eye out for ‘The Confirmation.’
‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ is smart, funny, and does an adequate job projecting the illusion of substance.
‘How to Be Single’ tackles the ambitious task of encapsulating single life in the new millennium with predictably frustrating results.
‘The Big Short’ is a work of seething rage and trampled idealism
‘Sisters’ delivers plenty of huge laughs and is required viewing for fans of slob comedies
It’s hard to imagine what legendary director Barry Levinson and uber-cool demigod Bill Murray were thinking when they made ‘Rock the Kasbah.’
Like an ill-advised one-night stand, the new indie rom-com ‘Slow Learners’ starts out great and ends with ugliness and deleted phone numbers.
What We Do in the Shadows is a new vampire mockumentary that brilliantly straddles the line between accessibility and quirkiness. The pitch-perfect black humor is tempered by a surprising level of tenderness, as well as some sharp observations about the stylized nature of “reality” television. It’s easily the funniest movie of 2015, and seems destined to join the ranks of other classic mockers like This Is Spinal Tap and Best in Show.
Over the years, Canadian film and television has gotten a reputation for being something that leaves a lot to be desired. It’s often depicted as low budget productions with mediocre acting, and a film grain to make you cringe. Except more and more, outstanding Canadian cinema is making headlines in Hollywood for being cutting edge, artistic, meaningful, not to mention downright funny. From the classic Quebec film C.R.A.Z.Y., the franco-anglo production Bon Cop Bad Cop to The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Canadian films are more than just bad film stereotypes; they’re innovative, imaginative, and a joy to watch.
The Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky has been well served by cinema, especially his major works Crime & Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and The Idiot, all of which have received numerous adaptations throughout the decades. The latter was lavished with a recent Estonian take, after receiving a Japanese decoding by Kurosawa no less, as well as Indian and (naturally) Soviet versions. It has taken until 2013 for a filmmaker brave enough to approach Dostoyevsky’s binary second novel; there is a certain numerical sense of doubling, since Richard Ayoade has decided to allocate his second film as The Double, an ambitiously promising plea following Submarine back in 2010.
Top 6 Teen Comedies of the 80’s When it comes to movies, there are two things that the early-to-mid-1980s are best known for: slasher films and teen comedies. Here is a list of my favorite teen comedies of the 1980’s. 7- Sixteen Candles (1984) One of the many collaborations with John Hughes and Molly Ringwald, …