Topics :: comedy

Things Not So Bad for 'Little Horribles' Creator

By Sura Wood | Sunday Jul 27, 2014
Those mortifying moments in life, the ones that make you shudder even years after they've happened, are the basis of "Little Horribles," a comic series on the Web about a painfully awkward single woman in her 30s.

Wilfred - The Complete Third Season

By Ken Tasho | Friday Jul 25, 2014
The third season takes on a more sedated tone than in Seasons One and Two.

Magic in the Moonlight

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Jul 25, 2014
If you feel a frisson of dread at the prospect of the new Woody Allen movie, you can be forgiven. But don't worry: It's not a disaster. Nor is it a masterpiece. It's more like a flat line.

Happy Christmas

By Roger Walker-Dack | Friday Jul 25, 2014
After last year's "Drinking Buddies," this is probably Swanberg's second most accessible work to date, and part of his continued evolution from a filmmaker once known as the king of mumblecore. Long may it continue.

Wish I Was Here

By Kevin Taft | Monday Jul 21, 2014
Zach Braff's Kickstarter-fueled follow-up to his indie hit "Garden State" is a sweet film despite it's uncertainties.

Sex Tape

By Jake Mulligan | Friday Jul 18, 2014
There's a moment here where Diaz is lambasting Segal, both of them stretching their faces in some weird attempt to approximate human vulnerability. She's standing in front of a fridge, and one of the kid's drawings is of a very specific food item: "Corn."

And So It Goes

By Jake Mulligan | Friday Jul 18, 2014
For an example of cinema-as-lifestyle-porn, see Rob Reiner's latest movie.

Obvious Child

By Jake Mulligan | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
Most of the scenes in this movie prove that women can make stupid gross-out comedies just as well as the guys. But one scene suggests that they can make them even better.

Bad Words

By Ken Tasho | Friday Jul 11, 2014
I've finally seen Jason Bateman in a role he was born to play.

Land Ho!

By Charlie Nash | Friday Jul 11, 2014
"Land Ho!," the latest film from filmmakers Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens, is a slight, but undeniably charming, independent comedy.