Genre Archives: Comedy

I, Tonya

In what is, by now, likely the most quoted or familiar part of I, Tonya, Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) chases her then-husband Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan) through the close quarters of their house with a shotgun. She fires it, Jeff narrowly escaping, and clips the edge of a cabinet, wood [...]

Don’t Talk to Irene

March 2, 2018
Don't Talk to Irene is a movie about a girl that is different. Irene (Michelle McLeod) is her name, but although she has a weight problem and is considered an outcast, she has courage. She is determined to become a cheerleader at her high school although her mother, a beautiful cheerleader while [...]

Father Figures

December 22, 2017
Father Figuresis one of those movies that is way over the top in some ways and is very funny in certain scenes for that very reason. In the beginning of the movie, a doctor is checking a man's prostate and makes the comment, "Good news. I found your keys!" You immediately know this one will be [...]

Downsizing

December 22, 2017
Downsizing imagines (and rightly so) how our world is completely strapped. Whether it be financial burdens, relationship anxieties, or environmental devastation, we are under pressure and undeniably stressed out. The titular phrase has to do with cutting corners, not by the elimination of employees [...]

Just Getting Started

December 8, 2017
Just Getting Started features veteran actors Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones, who share a good on-screen chemistry to bring us some hilarious moments. Watching the two compete at golf and even ping pong results in some comedic incidents and dialog. They have an interest in the same woman, Suzie, [...]

Lady Bird

November 17, 2017
Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird belongs to the half-generation, where it almost feels as if not enough time has passed to recall and look back on the year 2002. Yet as a first-time filmmaker, Gerwig most impressively (aided by an already well-established acting and writing resume) achieves something very [...]

Daddy’s Home 2

November 10, 2017
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are back as the hilarious daddy-duo, Brad and Dusty, in this funny holiday-themed sequel. Brad (Farrell) and Dusty (Wahlberg) have put aside their differences from the first film and are now the loving, attentive co-patriarchs of a flourishing blended family. Brad is [...]

Suburbicon

October 27, 2017
George Clooney had his hands all over this movie as one of the writers, as its producer and director, and he missed the mark with Suburbicon, which is unintentionally ironic. In this re-working of an old Cohen brothers’ script, he tells the story of a small Caucasian family named the [...]

Christmas on the Coast

Dove Approved for All Ages

Christmas on the Coast is a beachy holiday romance you won’t regret indulging in. Art imitates life as best-selling writer Dru Cassadine (Julie Ann Emery) publishes novel after novel about Annaline, a young woman who is too afraid to truly love. To keep herself and her famous character out of [...]

Battle of the Sexes

September 22, 2017
“Battle of the Sexes” tells the story of how Billie Jean King, played convincingly by Emma Stone, contributed to the women’s liberation movement and grappled with her own sexuality amidst worldwide notoriety. She is portrayed as a level-headed tennis player—a fighter who was not afraid to [...]