Tag Archives: Comedy

See How They Run (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): See how they spoof Agatha Christie mystery

“See How They Run”, which is currently available on Disney+ in South Korea, is an amusing spoof on Agatha Christie mystery novels. Although it does not surpass its main source of inspiration, the movie is fairly entertaining mainly thanks to … Continue reading

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Irma Vep (1996) ☆☆☆(3/4): One troubled movie production

Olivier Assayas’ 1996 film “Irma Vep”, which happens to be released in South Korean theaters in this week, baffles me in enjoyable ways. Mainly revolving around one very troubled movie production, its story freely and unpredictably flows from one interesting … Continue reading

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Jackass Forever (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): They surely rise below vulgarity

“Jackass Forever” made me wince and cringe more than once for good reasons. The film is basically a series of vulgar and outrageous stunts to make your eyes roll, but they are presented with a considerable amount of wit, cheer, … Continue reading

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Triangle of Sadness (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Three acts of absurd satire by Ruben Östlund

Ruben Östlund’s new film “Triangle of Sadness”, which won the Palme d’Or award when it was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in last year, attempts three acts of absurd satire which are often amusing even though they do gel … Continue reading

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Sick of Myself (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A morbid comedy of narcissism

Norwegian film “Sick of Myself” will often make you cringe and wince for good reasons. Here is one narcissistic lass willing to go all the way for getting more attention from others, and the movie follows her pathological behaviors with … Continue reading

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Official Competition (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A director and her two difficult stars

“Official Competition” is simply hilarious as having a naughty fun with its one-joke story premise. Although it comes to lose some of its comic momentum during its last act where the mood becomes a bit more serious, the movie continues … Continue reading

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The Big 4 (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Very silly – and very violent

Indonesian Netflix film “The Big 4”, which was released in last week, is a very violet action flick which is also quite silly and melodramatic at times. Although this extreme mix is mostly too uneven and shallow for me, the … Continue reading

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White Noise (2022) ☆☆(2/4): A whimsical misfire from Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach’s latest film “White Noise”, which is released in South Korean theaters in this week and then will be on Netflix around the end of this month, does not click that well with me. The movie, which is based … Continue reading

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The Menu (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): They surely won’t forget this dinner, you know

You may have some ideas on what “The Menu” is going to serve, and it will occasionally surprise you as serving as much as you can expect. After all, this is a pungent satire on class and culinary business, and … Continue reading

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Falling for Christmas (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): An average Christmas product from Netflix

I am old enough to remember how Lindsay Lohan was a promising actress around the early 2000s. After “Mean Girls” (2004), it looked like she was ready to move onto the next step of her burgeoning acting career as shown … Continue reading

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