Here are all our reviews of comedies, including dark and romantic comedy movies.

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Family Life movie poster

Family Life

in Chilean Movies

Co-written by acclaimed Chilean novelist/poet Alejandro Zambra (Bonsái, The New Yorker) and marking the first directorial collaboration between Alicia Scherson (Turistas) and Cristián Jiménez (Bonsái) , Family Life (Vida de Familia) is a touching drama about a man trying to build a life in somebody else’s house. Leaving for France for a few months, Bruno (Cristian Carvajal) and Consuelo (Blanca […]

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The Apostate

in Spanish Movies

Directed by Uruguayan filmmaker Federico Veiroj and set in Madrid, The Apostate is a weird little comedy following one man’s attempts to become an apostate, which means abandoning a religion and removing oneself from any church records such as baptism, etc. If I say weird, it’s partly because in today’s society this sounds somewhat like an incongruous waste of time […]

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The Lobster

in Irish Movies

Amusing, disturbing and quite surreal, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster is a very singular work delivering an incisive portrait of a totalitarian society. Supported by a cold, meticulous direction and subtle performances, Mr. Lanthimos’ work clearly takes a stand against normality, both surprising and frightening spectators. The movie is set in a rehabilitation center for bachelors located in a grand hotel. During their […]

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What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows

in New Zealand Movies

Vampire movies are probably one of the most enduring subgenres, having fascinated spectators for close to a hundred years, early works such as Nosferatu (1922) and Vampyr  (1932) remaining some of the strongest incarnations to this day. These last few years, vampires have however somewhat turned into a punch line, mostly thanks to film and TV series such as Twilight, […]

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Frank

Frank

in Irish Movies

While based on Frank Sidebottom, a stand-up comic/artist/musician from Manchester who was wearing an over-sized fake papier-mâché head while performing, Jon Ronson’s script takes however this story in a different direction, veering from real facts to create an absurd comedy and a satire of hipsters – the release of Frank couldn’t actually have come at a better time as the acclaimed […]

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Apartment Troubles

Apartment Troubles

in American Movies

Written and directed by co-stars Jenniifer Prediger and Jess Weixler, Trouble Dolls is your typical indie debut, with all the flaws and fresh ideas it implies. It is an inventive, amusing, talkative and self-absorbed work which looks like it was made on a shoestring budget. What differentiates it from most first features is the presence of some popular comedic figures […]

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R100

R100

in Japanese Movies

R100 is the fourth film directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto who gained fame as a comedian on the small screen in the 80’s. To be frank, I wasn’t familiar with his work, which made for an even more surprising experience when watching  R100.  While most Japanese movies crossing the Pacific are usually epic tales or crime stories, there is also an […]

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Crystal Fairy

Crystal Fairy

in Chilean Movies

Crystal Fairy And The Magical Cactus And 2012 – yes this is the actual title! – follows 3 Chilean brothers (director Sebastián Silva’s real life siblings) and one American dude (Jamie – Michael Cera) as they embark on a psychedelic journey to find a hallucinogenic cactus. On the way, they pick up a hippieish American girl (Crystal – Gaby Hoffman) […]

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The Angels’ Share

The Angels’ Share

in British Movies

Ken Loach’s filmmography is quite contrasted, the British director usually alternating between heavy fares and light comedies, like if he was trying to breathe some air into his tense body of work. Whether his movies tackle politics –The Wind That Shakes the Barley – or social struggles– Sweet Sixteen – his films always brush a gritty portrait of a British […]

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