Posts Tagged ‘satire’
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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.
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Class of 1993: Demolition Man

Showing the Hollywood sign in flames is not for nothing, for "Demolition Man" torches suppositions that a Stallone-Snipes movie must be brain-dead.

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The Purge

A shotgun marriage between real and fictional fearmongering that invites you to the wedding, lets you decide on which side to sit, and definitely omits a sermon.
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Class of 1993: “Last Action Hero”

Driven less by mammoth ego and more by wild, unchecked id, "Last Action Hero" works as a riotous comedy and a rigorous case study of why we go to the movies.

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Juan of the Dead

A blood-soaked romp through the zombie-riddled streets of Havana, "Juan of the Dead" is a uniquely Cuban film that stands to be an instant Schlock Vault classic.
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The Dictator

Based on "The Dictator," I'd say Sacha Baron Cohen's reign of funny has come to an end.