Comedy

Afternoon Delight – Review

Afternoon Delight – Review

What starts out as an interesting update on a story of a relationship stuck in a rut quickly spirals into a series of tiresome tropes in Jill Soloway’s Afternoon Delight. The retro cherry-topped banana split posters for this film fail to reflect one of its few positive attributes. The self-conscious...

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Not Another Happy Ending – Review

Not Another Happy Ending – Review

Unless a Rom-Com has been written by the king of British romance, Richard Curtis, UK efforts don't tend to get a lot of exposure, which is a shame because the Glaswegian-set Not Another Happy Ending is one of the most enjoyable films I've seen from this genre in a while. Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) stars...

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Wilfredo Comes to Town – Review

Wilfredo Comes to Town – Review

If you haven't heard of Wilfredo, he is a legendary cabaret crooner from Andalusia who now lives and performs in London. If the name is new to you, it may be because he is mostly seen on the cabaret and summer festival circuits. He would probably say that you should get out more. Wilfredo is actually...

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Frozen – Review

Frozen – Review

Having grown up during the Disney Renaissance – the period between 1989 and 1999 when animated Disney Classics dominated – I'll admit to still watching and anticipating new releases. From the makers of Tangled (which underwhelmed me a bit, if I'm honest), Frozen is back on form, a watered down adaptation of...

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The Alternative Comedy Experience: Season One – Review

The Alternative Comedy Experience: Season One – Review

Ah, Stewart Lee. King of British alternative comedy. Now, interviewer and presenter of interesting alt-comic performances. The Alternative Comedy Experience is a great concept, but I feel like its execution, from an editing standpoint, is flawed. Multiple comedians, each performance sliced and diced and spread...

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Enough Said – Review

Enough Said – Review

Fans of James Gandolfini will be hopping around in anticipation for the release of Enough Said, the actor's penultimate film. Luckily, unlike his third-to-last film Nicky Deuce which has had poor reviews, this is a worthy last testament to Gandolfini's considerable talents. Gandolfini might be getting...

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Struck By Lightning – Review

Struck By Lightning – Review

In November of 2012, I was browsing through the book store on my Kindle searching for something to read, when I paused at a new release called Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal. The boy on the cover, crouched on a chair with a lightning bolt made from broken pencils aimed at his head, seemed...

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VEEP: The Complete First Season

VEEP: The Complete First Season

Gosh I'm chuffed for Elaine Benes. Whoops, did I say Elaine Benes, you see that's always been the problem for Julia Louis-Dreyfus the leading lady of this razor sharp new comedy VEEP...She could never get a break after Seinfeld or live down her character Elaine Benes.  This was even 'documented' on Curb Your...

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This Is 40 – Review

This Is 40 – Review

This Is 40 is 'The sort of sequel to Knocked Up' according to the tagline. And about time, right? … Yeah, well, this is one sequel people will be sorely disappointed by. Is it fair to call a film a comedy, when it only makes you laugh once every 30 minutes? That's what I'm trying to figure out with This...

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12 In A Box – Review

12 In A Box – Review

With its lively cast of colourful characters, banter-rich dialogue  and a mysterious plot, 12 In A Box is a wonderfully witty comedy which not only keeps you laughing, keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish with the hint of a dark secret. 12 In A Box sees a group of old school...

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