Posts Tagged ‘comedy’
Ben Mendelsohn (center) and Ryan Reynolds play a pair of hard-luck gamblers in 2015's "Mississippi Grind," an A24 release co-directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden.

Mississippi Grind

Career-best work by Ryan Reynolds & Ben Mendelsohn carries an unhurried, empathetic gambling drama that stays at the table a bit too long to achieve greatness.
Verna Bloom (left) and Griffin Dunne star in 1985's "After Hours," a comedy directed by Martin Scorsese.

Class of 1985: ‘After Hours’

Though far from flawless as a comedy, Martin Scorsese’s use of the form as catharsis to shake off his setbacks makes "After Hours" its own sort of masterpiece.

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Reeling Backward: Little Shop of Horrors

The joy in watching, and rewatching, “Little Shop of Horrors” is that the cast has fun right along with the audience.

The Intern

An enjoyable comedy that is predictable and innocuous as writer-director Nancy Meyers follows a well-worn path.

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The New Girlfriend

A French import about obsession, love, loyalty and family that is hindered by a lack of a constant tone.
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Lily Tomlin gives an exceptional performance in a small movie that nevertheless makes big statements about trust, loyalty, love and — most importantly — family.

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ReelBob: ‘The Visit’

M. Night Shyalaman's newest feature shows promise, but its mixture of horror and comedy do not mesh well at times.
From left, Dennis Hopper, John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck and Fisher Stevens star in "My Science Project," a 1985 sci-fi comedy directed by Jonathan R. Betuel.

Class of 1985: ‘Real Genius’ / ‘My Science Project’

From a banner year for sci-fi comedies, Nick takes a look at one of the greatest ... and one of the not-so-greatest.

Bel Powell stars as Minnie in the new movie "Diary of a Teenage Girl"

Diary of a Teenage Girl

Few films can start with a teenage girl boasting "I just had sex" and get away with it. But "Diary of a Teenage Girl" is no run-of-the-mill coming-of-age tale.
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ReelBob: ‘Mistress America’

A little too cute for its own good, but the performances by Kirke and, especially, Gerwig will take you on a wild and unforgettable journey.


Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are making a movie

Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are making  a movie! The besties have officially taken their friendship to a professional level. Jennifer said that she & Amy will be sisters in the comedy. Best of all, the movie will come straight from their beautiful minds.  It’ll be awesome to see what they come up with.  
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star in "American Ultra," a 2015 Lionsgate action-comedy directed by Nima Nourizadeh.

ReelBob: ‘American Ultra’ fails to capitalize on premise

By Bob Bloom “American Ultra” is propelled by a single premise that expends itself rather quickly. The movie is a simplistic, cartoonish yet violent feature about a young stoner, Mike Howell, played by Jesse Eisenberg, who, unbeknownst even to himself, is a highly trained CIA agent with multiple and deadly skills. The attraction, of course, […]

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star in "American Ultra," a 2015 Lionsgate action-comedy directed by Nima Nourizadeh.

American Ultra

Jesse Eisenberg makes a credibly, and unexpectedly, badass action hero. But "American Ultra" tops out at modest velocity straight down the middle of the road.
Swipe Left Productions' "Dessert" won Best Film at the 2015 Indianapolis 48 Hour Film Project.

“Dessert” Named Best Film of Indy 48 Hour Film Project

Swipe Left Productions' "Dessert" named as Best Film out of 32 competitors at the 2015 Indianapolis 48 Hour Film Project.