Posts Tagged ‘satire’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Joely Fisher (left) and Connie Stevens combat the sudden loss of cellular service on Thanksgiving in "Search Engines," a 2016 comedy from writer-director Russell Brown.

Indy Film Fest: Search Engines

Like a painfully super-sized, emotionally tone-deaf, R-rated episode of “Modern Family,” written by a cantankerous old technophobe insisting on the last word.
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The Lobster

You just broke up. You are put into a resort and given 45 days to find a new mate, or you are turned into a lobster. Yes, this is the premise of this movie.

From right, Hansel (Owen Wilson), Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Melanie Valentina (Penelope Cruz) team up to stop the murders of famous people in "Zoolander 2," a 2016 Paramount Pictures release.

Zoolander 2

You never want to deliver a eugoogooly, but funereal solemnity is the only tone to take for a sequel as woefully, and disappointingly, DOA as “Zoolander 2.”
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.

Kara (Ignacia Allamand) leaves a bad taste in the mouths of some Amazonian locals in Eli Roth's "The Green Inferno," a Universal Pictures release.

The Green Inferno

“The Green Inferno” is both a furious, full-stop cannibal horror show and a way for director Eli Roth to ferociously gnaw at meat on the bones he has to pick.
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Class of 1984: “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension”

"Buckaroo" endures because it's impossible for something so bizarre to not be somewhat interesting.

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Class of 1994: “Fear of a Black Hat”

This mockumentary spoof lampoons gangster-rap luminaries but more furiously lambastes those who embraced the genre to pursue a bank account, not a battle cry.
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Class of 1994: “The Hudsucker Proxy”

Few Coen Brothers films spike the vein of pure pleasure so easily — an irresistible romance, unpredictably riotous comedy & heartfelt hosanna to the common man.