Movie Category: Comedy

Evil Dead II 0

Evil Dead II

What the hell do you say about this masterpiece? It’s been a while since I watched this, having latterly fallen more under the thrall of Ash vs the Evil Dead – what struck me...

OSS 117: From Africa with Love 0

OSS 117: From Africa with Love

I’ve been a fan of Jean DuJardin’s OSS117 films since seeing “Lost in Rio” in 2010 with Hannah & Paul, and it’s been a bit of a hard sell to bring other people on...

Ticket to Paradise 0

Ticket to Paradise

Christ, what a turd this was.  Warring divorced parents conspire to ruin high-achieving daughter’s wedding to Balinese seaweed farmer, and learn about love on the way & end up together.  To think we paid...

Senior Year 0

Senior Year

Few films can stand out as being “truly dire” – but this was one of them.  Basically forcing the “different generation” trope as a woman who’s been in a coma for 20 years returns...

The Favourite 0

The Favourite

Starting as a fairly fun social climb tracking the inner machinations of Queen Anne’s rule this piece develops into a manipulative and then dark drama on trust, vulnerability, love and power.  It’s a film...

Grosse Pointe Blank 0

Grosse Pointe Blank

Total 90s cornerstone, this. Was it the last time Dan Aykroyd played a character in a film that wasn’t just Dan Aykroyd? The thing that struck me most on this watch (other than the...

Tooth Fairy 0

Tooth Fairy

We REALLY need to stop watching films just because they’ve got The Rock in them. Well, no, that’s not true. At least he didn’t get a khaki shirt on and stand around looking pissed...

Jojo Rabbit 0

Jojo Rabbit

What a great little film! Although it’s pretty easy to see why it sat on top of a screenplay blacklist for years (getting made only when Taika Waititi became one of the hottest properties...

Ghostbusters: Afterlife 0

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Nowhere near as bad as people might have you believe. Nostalgia’s a funny thing, though.  Seeing a film make a nod to a TV show or film series seems reasonable, but seeing a slightly...

Vacation (2015) 0

Vacation (2015)

Talk about having your expectations blown away. On first blush this seemed like an unnecessary reboot of a beloved 80s comedy property. And then Holiday Road fired up to herald the opening credits, and...