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'The Art of Self-Defense' Is a Knockout Black Comedy

If director Riley Stearns sometimes loses his thematic bearings, he never forgets to deliver large, violent doses of comedy in the instant cult classic, The Art of Self-Defense.

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Like Real Life 'Election' Is Dark, Hilarious, and Cringe-worthy

Alexander Payne's 1999 cult black comedy about high school politics is ripe for a revisit, and Criterion is up to the task.

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​'The Ferryman': Ephemeral Ideas, Eternal Tragedies

Staggeringly multi-layered, dangerously fast-paced and rich in characterizations, dialogue and context, Jez Butterworth's new hit about a family during the time of Ireland's the Troubles leaves the audience breathless, sweaty and tearful, in a nightmarish, dry-heaving haze.

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'Foxtrot' Is a 'Catch-22' for Our Time

Samuel Maoz's philosophical black comedy is a triptych of surrealism laced with insights about warfare and grief that are both timeless and timely.

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'Men & Chicken' Is as Enjoyable as It Is Absurd

Anders Thomas Jensen's latest film delivers a genre-bending story, a dark sense of humour, and a delightful cast of oddballs.

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This Isn’t Your Typical Straight-Arrow Police Officer: 'The Guard'

Brendan Gleeson never misses a beat as Sergeant Gerry Boyle, and his success lifts this clever film to a higher level.


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