Tag "comedy"

The Trailer For Matt Lucas' POMPIDOU Will Make You Want To Stab Out Your Eyes

Hands up everyone who remembers when Matt Lucas was funny. And I don't just mean a little bit funny ... during the first couple seasons of Little Britain, Lucas was arguably one of the funniest men on the planet. But... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Four Friends, Twenty Two Kilos Of Coke. Check Out The Trailer For HOMIES.

Dutch helmer Jon Karthaus makes his feature debut with Homies, an action comedy that opened strong in the Netherlands late in January. Love Eternal star Robert de Hoog takes the lead as Timo, one of a group of friends swept... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Discover HOW TO AVOID EVERYTHING In Subtitled Trailer For Dutch Award Winner

The latest project from the team behind The Deflowering Of Eva Van End, Michiel ten Horn's How To Avoid Everything (Aanmodderfakker) has swept a handful of Dutch film awards including Golden Calves for Best Film, Best Script and Best Actor... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Anders W Berthelsen Stages COMEBACK In Natasha Arthy's Latest

When last we heard from Danish director Natasha Arthy the occasion was her stellar 2007 martial arts coming of age story Fighter, a film that neatly balances out character drama with tightly choreographed martial arts and which was a selection... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 Is #2 In More Ways Than One

It would be wrong to call Hot Tub Time Machine 2 an ugly, smug, hateful waste of cinema, because to do so would imply that it indeed exhibits at least a flair for the cinematic. Which, of course, is not... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Malaysia's Mamat Khalid Heads North For WEREWOLF DARI BANGLADESH

Some people rest on success. Not Mamat Khalid. The prolific Malaysian director has a string of hits to his name, many of which mine the horror-comedy vein, but he's showing no signs of slowing down. If anything Khalid seems intent... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Master Returns With The Trailer For Bent Hamer's 1001 GRAMS

It's been five years now since Norwegian helmer Bent Hamer was last on screens with 2010 effort Home For Christmas so fans of his smart and quirky fare have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of latest effort 1001 Grams. Selected... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Road Trip In Reverse With The Teaser For Icelandic Comedy BACK

Icelandic production house Mystery Island had a bona fide international hit on their hands with their previous feature - the dark drama Metalhead - and while the tone of their latest effort could not possibly be more different I imagine... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Beware The Arrival Of The ALIEN TAMPON

Yes, there is something immensely juvenile about upcoming German horror-comedy short Alien Tampon. And I do suspect that is rather the point. Created by a small team of Cologne based filmmakers with Jan Zenkner directing, the first teaser for this... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Rotterdam 2015 Review: ANGELS OF REVOLUTION, Soviet Avant-gardists Unite

Ethno-omnibus The Celestial Wives of Meadow Mari by Russian filmmaker Aleksei Fedorchenko, a witty and original wanderlust throughout the folklore peculiarities of the Meadow Mari people, a group considered to be last pagans in Europe, was one of the... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Beware The SAMURAI OF THE DEAD!

Yes, Watanabe Kazushi's Samurai Of The Dead is exactly what it promises on the tin: Equal parts period samurai film and zombie hack and slash. Literally. It's kind of surprising this hasn't been done more often, really, as it seems... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sandra Ng Rings In The Lunar New Year In Saucy 12 GOLDEN DUCKS Trailer

Hong Kong's leading comedienne Sandra Ng re-teams with Golden Chicken writer-turned-director Matt Chow for the Lunar New Year comedy 12 Golden Ducks. Money and gold are always associated with this auspicious festival, while duck is Cantonese slang for male prostitute... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: HOURLY HUSBAND, A Low-Brow Comedy About Midlife Relationships

The Czech comedy Hourly Husband, a feature debut by Tomáš Svoboda, who comes from a theatre environment, falls into the niche of easy-going comedies designed after a rather folksy blueprint. Hourly Husband addresses the very particular issues of a very particular... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Rotterdam 2015: REALITY, Not Just Another Headscratcher By Dupieux

French DJ-cum-filmmaker Quentin Dupieux, aka Mr.Oizo, invaded the cinema landscape rather abruptly through his Dadaistic effort Rubber, following a killing tire in a twisted slasher formula. The comic element aside, Dupieux knew what he was up to since the first minute,... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

RYUZO AND THE SEVEN HENCHMEN: Full Trailer For Kitano's Geriatric Gangster Comedy

Having spent a lifetime garnering international fame for his violent gangster cinema, Kitano Takeshi is getting old. This fact is clearly not lost on the veteran prankster as the comedian turned criminal auteur - never shy about laying on the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE Is Flocking Marvelous

Aardman Studios return to the big screen in cracking form with another rip-roaring roller coaster of action, smart humour and lovable characters. Shaun The Sheep Movie promises to delight fans of all ages, and long-time aficionados of the studio's signature... More »
By James Marsh   
  

ROPE A DOPE 2 Is One Of The Best American Fight Comedies Ever Made. Watch It Now.

It seems reductive to say that Rope A Dope 2 is the best thing to emerge from The Stunt People community to date. It's true, I think, and given that The Stunt People have been very good at what they... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

HEIST HE WROTE: Check The Trailer For The Kazakh Heist Comedy

It's been a while since we last had a look at a film from the central Asian nation of Kazakhstan in these pages but with Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov hailing from that nation and actively looking to spur and support... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey Australia! Win WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS And Signed Poster!

How's this for a great competition to kick the year off! One of the funniest comedies of the year and a Twitch favorite, What We Do In The Shadows is a gut-busting, hilarious mockumentary and a unique take on... More »
  

Vietnam Enters The Masked Hero Arena With Tokusatsu Comedy SIEU NHAN X

Vietnam is about to have a masked hero to call its own with director Nguyễn Quang Dũng's Sieu Nhan X slated for release over the 2015 Tet holidays. The Vietnamese New Year celebration, Tet coincides with Chinese New Year and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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