Film & TV, Interview

Interview: Filmmaker Cooper Raiff on Acting in His Own Films, Casting Dakota Johnson and Being a Good Party Starter

When writer/director/actor Cooper Raiff began making films, he tended to borrow not just from events in his life, but also the mental place he was in his life at that […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Overstuffed and Unfunny, The Bubble Fails to Make a Pandemic Production Entertaining

Apparently writer/director Judd Apatow and co-writer Pam Brady (Hot Rod, Hamlet 2, Team America) see the health-related restrictions put on film and television productions during the pandemic as creating both […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review, Uncategorized

Review: A Madcap Noël Coward Play Gets a Problematic, Loveless Adaptation in Latest Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

Although it has been a while since I’ve revisited the 1945 David Lean adaptation of Noël Coward’s play Blithe Spirit, I’ve always counted it as one of my favorite early […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Unremarkable Storytelling of The Croods: A New Age is Elevated by a Funny, Energetic Cast

The Croods

The Croods movies were always a little smarter than they let on, probably because the characters themselves are meant to seem…something less than intelligent. Of course, it helps that these […]

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Feature, Film, Film & TV, Review

Film Review: The Comedian, Astonishingly Mediocre

Films about the world and occupants of stand-up comedy are a tricky proposition, and they need to succeed on two levels that would seem to be at cross purposes. On […]

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