Articles tagged michael showalter

‘The Big Sick’ Is a Cheerful Romantic Comedy About Dark Things

Kumail Nanjiani’s autobiographical love story has a fantastic hook but its mild demeanor keeps the comedy from having quite the right sting.

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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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Michael Showalter: Sanwiches & Cats

It’s not so much what Showalter says, as much as how he says it.

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3 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Stella: Season One

Stella -- not a sketch comedy, not a sitcom, and certainly not the Marx Brothers -- forges a brand of television comedy all its own.

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20 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Stella

It's like watching three fruit flies buzzing around inside a jar that's too small to house them.

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Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

As both a parody and a 'straight' summer camp comedy, 'Wet Hot American Summer' has little to offer even the most die-hard crude comedy fans.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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