Category Archives: Comedy

‘I Feel Pretty’: Amy Schumer shines in well-intentioned, but problematic comedy

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In a genre that is increasingly becoming unforgiving, it is difficult to appease an informed audience of critics with a run-of-the-mill comedy. The formula is as follows: a seemingly perfect protagonist — usually a woman — disrupted by a change in their life, commonly the end of a relationship, a wacky self-actualising plan, a series of unrealistic events, a new

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Sally Field is quirky and lovable in ‘Hello, My Name is Doris’ 

Falling for someone is one of the best and worst things that can happen to you. The pleasure and the excitement of meeting someone new can put a hop in your skip and brighten your day…it can also turn you into an obsessive maniac with a clusterfuck of issues to deal with post realisation that you overthink everything. Point is,

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The eloquent calumny of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” charms audiences worldwide

When it comes to style, one of the most prominent Hollywood names that comes to mind is undoubtedly Wes Anderson. From his detailed, colourful frames to his captivating scripts and fascinating characters, he has truly sets himself apart from most directors out there. Already with movies like Moonrise Kingdom, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Rushmore in his repertoire, the director has

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Melissa McCarthy goes undercover in witty new comedy “Spy”

Back in the pre-streaming MBC4 days, I came across a little rom-com series about a couple trying to make it through the various troubles of life. Back then, Mike and Molly wasn’t so famous, but the show would go on to garner several Primetime Emmy nominations for its cinematography, direction, and especially for its lead actress, otherwise overlooked (back then) Melissa

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