Tag: Dark Comedy

HARPOON [2019]

  Harpoon is director Rob Grant’s most conventional film of his decade-long career given his past experimental approach to film-making. Harpoon is hardly experimental and therefore much more accessible, though it retains the staunchly independent qualities that define his work. This latest effort possesses… Continue Reading “HARPOON [2019]”

HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: BLOOD PUNCH [2014]

Directed by Madellaine Paxson Written by Eddie Guzelian Starring: Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet, Ari Boyland Blood Punch is a nice blend of horror and dark comedy… and romance, as the story revolves around a dangerous love-triangle. The plot seems simple enough, but this film… Continue Reading “HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: BLOOD PUNCH [2014]”

SUICIDE SQUAD [2016]

Directed by David Ayer Written by David Ayer Starring: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman For the first time, I have been anticipating the release of a superhero movie. I love the fact that these aren’t good… Continue Reading “SUICIDE SQUAD [2016]”

A PERFECT DAY [2015]

Directed by Fernando León de Aranoa Written by Fernando León de Aranoa, Diego Farias Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry, Fedja Stukan War is hell. I don’t think anyone but businessmen or neo-nazis could disagree with that, but rather than… Continue Reading “A PERFECT DAY [2015]”

WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT [2016]

Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Written by Robert Carlock (screenplay), Kim Barker (book) Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Christopher Abbott, Billy Bob Thornton I was sceptical about this when I read the plot synopsis; a war-based comedy, or a… Continue Reading “WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT [2016]”

AFF: A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE [2014]

Originally written for: This is perhaps the first movie where I read article upon article describing a director’s style for months before I was finally able to watch this latest effort at the Adelaide Film Festival. Having read so much about director Roy Andersson,… Continue Reading “AFF: A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE [2014]”

WILD TALES (Relatos salvajes) [2014]

Directed and Written by Damián Szifrón Starring: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa I like my comedy dark. I like to laugh and then feel ashamed for having laughed at what I did. This is how I am, I am a sick man. Happily,… Continue Reading “WILD TALES (Relatos salvajes) [2014]”

BLACK SEA [2014]

Directed by Kevin Macdonald, Written by Dennis Kelly Starring: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Grigoriy Dobrygin Jude Law’s Scottish character in this submarine flick has to be seen to be believed. In the opening scene I did not recognise him at all, not… Continue Reading “BLACK SEA [2014]”

NIGHTCRAWLER [2014]

Directed and written by Dan Gilroy Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton Despite knowing almost nothing about it, I have been looking forward to seeing this flick for a good half-a-year. The dark atmosphere of it must have drawn me in, as the… Continue Reading “NIGHTCRAWLER [2014]”

THE GUEST [2014]

Directed by Adam Wingard, Written by Simon Barrett Starring: Dan Stevens, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Leland Orser and Lance Reddick First off, a special shout out to Thy Critic Man who reviewed this flick a few months back and had me itching… Continue Reading “THE GUEST [2014]”

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