To describe Booksmart as a "female Superbad" would be to diminish it as a simple gender flip. It's much more than that – and the fact that the film is so f*cking funny is just the cherry on top.
The 2019 SXSW Film Festival wrapped on Saturday, bringing to a close a festival that boasted 60 percent of female-directed films screening in competition and taking home a number of major awards.
Director Olivia Wilde's Booksmart is an endearing teen break-up and coming-of-age film rolled into one.
TIFF 2017: Downsizing Review.
A conversation with Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo, the director of the giant monster dramedy Colossal.
We speak with actor Stephan James, the Toronto-born star of Race, a film that tells the remarkable tale of Jesse Owens’ triumph at the 1936 Munich Olympics.
Dork Shelf and eOne want to send you to the Toronto Red Carpet Premiere of Race, with stars Stephan James and Jason Sudeikis in attendance!
Although perhaps a little bit more commercially minded than his cheaply produced, almost verite, largely improvised mumblecore dramas, Joe Swanberg’s Drinking Buddies takes the same unforced and loose approach as the writer/director/editor/actor’s other creative endeavours and crafts a gentle, sweetly realized look at love and friendship.
Enter for a chance to win one of two copies of the animated hit Epic on Blu-Ray, courtesy of Dork Shelf and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment!
It's not a great comedy, nor an awful one, but We're the Millers does feel like a throwback to some of the more innocuous Hard-R rated comedies of the 1980s in some pretty decent ways.
This week at the video store, we check out the timely comedy of The Campaign, the out of time Oliver Stone thriller Savages, the zombie apocalypse of [REC]3: Genesis, the romantic dramedy stylings of A Little Bit of Heaven and Ruby Sparks, and the goings on in the world of Mad Men.
The Campaign tries to strike a balance between R-rated raunch comedy and political satire and it comes surprisingly close to pulling it off. Ultimately, it’s more about the baby punching and wife-banging, but more than enough of those gags land to make it worth your money and laughter.
Horrible Bosses does a great job at being good, despite an underwhelming premise. It is one of those films that succeeds by virtue of its casting. Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, and Jason Bateman have made a living playing funny straight men: people who want to be normal but their environment won’t let them. They play three middle aged guys who have a typical complaint: they hate their bosses. These bosses, however, are not just annoying kind, but the life destroying kind.
I’m gonna lay it all out for you: If you watched the trailer for Hall Pass and thought “I bet I could tell you, beat by beat, exactly how that movie’s plot is going to go”, then you are likely correct in your assumptions. Save for a some supporting cameos and a few typically-scatological set pieces, the Farrelly brothers’ latest film feels exactly like the marriages it seeks to satirize: good-natured and comfortable, but ultimately tepid and crushingly predictable.