Tag Archives: Comedy

Shoot the Piano Player (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A ‘blind’ piano player in trouble

Indian film “Shoot the Piano Player”, which was recently released in South Korea as “The Blind Melody”, is a ridiculously funny black comedy thriller packed with some good laughs and wild twists. Although it is uneven and incoherent at times … Continue reading

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Falling Inn Love (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Falling in clichés with charm

Some romantic comedy movies can charm us even though they fall into myriad genre clichés, and “Falling Inn Love”, which was released on Netflix two days ago, is one of such cases. Right from its very title, you can clearly … Continue reading

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Wiener-Dog (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Four short stories around a dog

I cringed and winced from time to time as watching “Wiener-Dog”, the latest work of Todd Solondz. While it is relatively less edgy and uncomfortable compared to his previous works such as “Welcome to the Dollhouse” (1995) and “Happiness” (1998), … Continue reading

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Catfight (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Morbid, vicious, and, yes, violent

“Catfight” is a morbid and vicious black comedy about the violent conflict between two different characters. Although it simply observes from the distance how these two characters respectively go up and down while occasionally clashing hard with each other, the … Continue reading

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One, Two, Three (1961) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A wild Cold War farce from Wilder and Cagney

Billy Wilder’s “One, Two, Three” is often breathtaking for how relentlessly it drives its plot and characters for a barrage of laughs and chuckles from the beginning to the end. When I watched it for the first time in early … Continue reading

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The Dead Don’t Die (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A slow, languid zombie flick by Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch’s latest film “The Dead Don’t Die” is as slow and languid as many of his previous works. Although I have no problem with that at all, the movie feels like a one-joke movie stretched a bit too long, … Continue reading

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EXIT (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): They must find a way out…

South Korean film “EXIT” is better than I expected. When I watched its trailer a few weeks ago, it seemed to be no more than another silly comedy action flick, but the movie does its job fairly well as bouncing … Continue reading

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