Tag Archives: Comedy

The Trip to Greece (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Coogan and Brydon’s last trip

“The Trip to Greece”, which is supposedly the final installment following “The Trip” (2010) and two sequels, is another delight from Michael Winterbottom and his two engaging lead performers. Yes, they simply serve us a series of jokes, conversations, dishes, … Continue reading

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Samjin Company English Class (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): As they try to do the right thing

We need some healthy dose of spirit and optimism these worrisome days of COVID-19, and I am happy to report to you that South Korean comedy drama film “Samjin Company English Class” has plenty of that. While sharply recognizing the … Continue reading

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Greed (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A broad satire revolving around one greedy rotten bastard

Some depth and gravitas are usually necessary for an effective satire, but Michael Winterbottom’s “Greed” does not have either of them. While it is occasionally amusing as its greedy rotten hero’s misguided plan for whitewashing his public disgrace is gradually … Continue reading

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Vampire vs. the Bronx (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Young vampire hunters in Bronx

“Vampire vs. the Bronx”, which was released on Netflix in last week, is as silly and funny as suggested by its very title. While reminiscent of many different vampire horror films ranging from TV miniseries “Salem’s Lot” (1979) to “Fright … Continue reading

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The Hunt (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Liberal elites hunting deplorable conservatives

Craig Zobel’s new film “The Hunt” is a mildly amusing horror comedy about a bunch of liberal elites hunting deplorable conservatives. While it looks promising as rapidly throwing a series of nice surprises during its first act, it comes to … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Ran (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A three-act female comedy by Hong Sang-soo

Hong Sang-soo’s new film “The Woman Who Ran”, which won the Silver Bear award for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival early in this year, is a breezy three-act comedy mainly focusing on the interactions amidst its female … Continue reading

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Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): They return triumphantly

“Bill & Ted Face the Music”, the long-awaited final chapter of the trilogy which was started with “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Journey” (1989), is packed with goofy charm and entertainment just like its two predecessors. While the setting and background … Continue reading

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Get Duked! (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Hunted in the middle of the Highlands

In my trivial opinion, good comedy always needs some solid ground for its jokes and gags to be funny and effective. In case of “Get Duked!”, which was released on Amazon Prime a few days ago, it throws lots of … Continue reading

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An American Pickle (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Mildly pickled, so to say

“An American Pickle” is a mildly pickled product which gives some nice laughs occasionally but never fully develops its supposedly rich comic promise. While it is not a total bore at all thanks to its lead actor’s amusing dual performance, … Continue reading

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Okay Madam (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A woman with a particular set of skills

South Korean comedy action film “Okay Madam” flies all the way for our entertainment, and I appreciate that even while recognizing how silly and preposterous it actually is in many aspects. Sure, it is often a bit too goofy for … Continue reading

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