Articles tagged comedy

‘This Is Us’ Slows Down to Question the Meaning of the Word Home

Home becomes a place to both run to and run away from in "The Right Thing to Do".

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America’s Dirty Secrets Revealed in Robert Altman’s Short Cuts

Altman spent his entire career amplifying the hidden comedy in America’s soul. Short Cuts is his most sweeping and relatable sketch of the country caught off-guard.

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John Huston and Truman Capote’s Bizarre Confection, ‘Beat the Devil’

Beat the Devil, playing at the Film Forum, is so tongue-in-cheek that it would seem to have caused disfiguration.

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‘The Santa Clarita Diet’ Realizes, “We Can Kill People”, After All

Drew Barrymore does breezy and ballistic in a narrative-heavy episode.

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Ricky Gervais’ ‘David Brent: Life on the Road’ Will Make You Laugh Until You Cry, Cry, Cry

Ricky Gervais' most iconic character becomes his most tragic in this surprisingly dour mockumentary.

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With ‘Throwing Shade’: Saf and Gibson Move From Podcast Superstars to TV’s Freshest Voices

The march towards equality gains two staunch, hilarious new voices with the day-glow dream Throwing Shade.

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‘This Is Us’ Offers the Viewer Many Gifts In Its First Christmas Episode

"Last Christmas" understands that the holidays are a time of both great joy and not-so-great family dynamics.

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Bunuel’s ‘Exterminating Angel’ Is a Source of Surrealist Satisfaction

By using obscure symbols and obtuse references, the filmmaker finds a way to turn a specific political problem into a universal pronouncement on people in general.

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All the Gilmore Girls Come Full Circle in “Fall”

New life, in many forms, is in the offing for all the Gilmores as A Year in the Life draws to a close.

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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Poses the Question: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Zombie-ism?

Sheila's desire for fresh human flesh throws the Hammond's lives into disarray in the solid, surprising second episode, "We Can't Kill People".

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‘Santa Clarita Diet’: Barrymore and Olyphant Have Bloody Fun in “So Then a Monkey or a Bat”

Santa Clarita Diet offers a kind of Eat (People), Pray, Love, but this show has more bark -- and more bite.

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‘This Is Us’ “The Trip” Explores the Past to Cast Light on the Present

A cabin in the woods becomes a place for revelation, recriminations, and reconfiguration in "The Trip".

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‘The Grace of Jake’ Is Awfully Caught Up in Southern-style Christianity

Because The Grace of Jake has a plain agenda -- it means to proselytize -- it occasionally offends.

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Hardline Feminism and Unfettered Capitalism in the Action-Masala, ‘Mannan’

How does a beautiful young corporate bigwig control a rambunctiously charismatic Alpha-male trade unionist?

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Black and Nerdy? Shattering the Monolith With ‘Atlanta’

Atlanta goes a long way toward shattering the myth that there's a single black experience.

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Sundance 2017: ‘The Polka King’ + ‘Band Aid’

Two films about very different musical genres -- from polka to sweet crooning to punk-rock screaming -- take center stage at Sundance Film Festival 2017.

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Sundance Film Festival 2017: ‘Lemon’ + ‘Wilson’

This year's Sundance Film Festival delivers misanthropy with two new comedies, Lemon and Wilson.

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24 Jan 2017 // 11:15 AM

Sundance 2017: ‘The Big Sick’ + ‘Roxanne Roxanne’

These two Sundance entries introduce fast-talking protagonists who take the art of comedic dialogue to new heights in speed and certainly in social satire.

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“Pilgrim Rick” Shows the Best (and Worst) Parts of Holiday Traditions

The past becomes the present and the present informs the past in This Is Us's Thanksgiving episode "Pilgrim Rick".

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Sundance 2017: ‘Person to Person’ + ‘Landline’

At Sundance, the indie dramas Person to Person and Landline take markedly different approaches to bring their eccentric characters to life.

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Trickle Down Corruption in 'This Is the Police'

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"In a world of hitmen, snitches, mobsters, murderers, terrorists, rapists, rioters, bombers, thieves, and serial killers, your greatest enemy is your boss.

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