Tag Archives: Comedian

The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The Great Stone Face

As far as I remember, I only watched a few works of Buster Keaton (Shame on me!), but those films were more than enough to show me that he was an extraordinary silent movie star to be appreciated and admired. … Continue reading

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Stan & Ollie (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Laurel & Hardy during their later years

First, I must admit that I have never seen any of those old classic Hollywood comedy movies of Stan Laurel and Ollie Hardy. Sure, I heard about “Sons of the Desert” (1933) around the time when I became more serious … Continue reading

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Call Me Lucky (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Meet Barry Crimmins

Documentary film “Call Me Lucky” presents a talented and passionate comedian who was also a complex and compelling human being. While it is engaging to observe the considerable talent and spirit of this rather obscure comedian, the documentary also powerfully … Continue reading

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The Big Sick (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): While she is in coma…

Not only smart and thoughtful but also funny and heartfelt, “The Big Sick” brings some fresh air to its genre. Yes, it is basically another story of two different people getting romantically involved with each other, but this small but … Continue reading

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Top Five (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : An interview during one day in New York

“Top Five” works best when it is driven by a good chemistry between its two engaging lead performers. Whenever we see their characters walking together along the streets of New York, we can sense that they really enjoy each other’s … Continue reading

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Obvious Child (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Stand-up comedy, Romance, and Abortion

 Some stand-up comedians try to distance themselves from life through comedy as their shield while others try to deal with life through comedy as their spear. In case of the flawed heroine of “Obvious Child”, she belongs to the latter, … Continue reading

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