Tag Archives: Comedy

Claire’s Camera (2017) ☆☆(2/4): Hong Sang-soo’s misfire in Cannes

Several weeks ago, I belatedly read “Two Weeks in the Midday Sun”, which was written by my late friend/mentor Roger Ebert in 1987. The book was about numerous things he observed and experienced during the two weeks of the 1987 … Continue reading

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The Trip to Spain (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Six days in Spain – with Coogan and Brydon

“The Trip to Spain” is as fun and amusing as I expected, and that is fine with me. Like two previous films “The Trip” (2011) and “The Trip to Italy” (2014), the movie constantly draws lots of small laughs from … Continue reading

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Lucky (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): So long, Mr. Stanton

Harry Dean Stanton, who died at the age of 91 in last September, was always interesting to watch throughout his long, illustrious acting career spanning six decades. Since I came to notice this veteran character actor for the first time … Continue reading

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The Death of Stalin (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A political satire set in the Soviet era

Some black comedies dare to generate laughs from dark, ghastly subjects, and “The Death of Stalin” is one of such interesting cases. Focusing on the human absurdities and inhuman horrors inside one of the most infamous totalitarian regimes in the … Continue reading

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Being There (1979) ☆☆☆☆(4/4): Still being there

Although more than 35 years have passed since it came out, “Being There”, which is based on Jerzy Kosiński’s novel of the same name, remains as a brilliant satire with timeless insights on media and celebrity. Gently strolling along with … Continue reading

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Microhabitat (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As she sticks to her simple pleasures

Alternatively funny and melancholic, South Korean comedy film “Microhabitat” presents an unconventional heroine to remember. Here is a young, resourceful woman determined to stick to her simple pleasures as much as she can, and the movie is often amusing as … Continue reading

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Logan Lucky (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Can they be lucky?

Steven Soderbergh’s new film “Logan Lucky” is entertaining for its slick efficiency and laid-back fun. While cheerfully bouncing from one amusing moment to another along with colorful silliness, it works as a smart, lively heist flick which turns out to … Continue reading

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