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  • The Book of Henry

    The Book of Henry

    Book of Henry is a cinematic Rube Goldberg machine. Except instead of going through an unnecessarily complicated series of steps to pour a glass of orange juice, it goes through an unnecessarily complicated series of steps to destroy Colin Treverrow's career.

  • Four Lions

    Four Lions

    ★★★★★

    From the Blacklist Essential Satire blog:

    There’s nothing funny about terrorism. Or is there?

    While it may seem impossible to find the humor in Jihad, Chris Morris’ FOUR LIONS makes it look effortless. Starring a tight-knit group of British Pakistani terrorists and their token white convert, FOUR LIONS succeeds by directing its satire at both sides of the War on Terror.

    On the one hand, there are the central crew of wannabe terrorists. Drawing from the Armando Iannucci School of…

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  • Fyre Fraud

    Fyre Fraud

    ★★★½

    Best laugh of the year is when the disgraced gas exec killed himself in a car crash. Runner up is when a pig bites Billy's balls.

    Honorable mention for the influencer who says she "felt bad" for getting a villa while everyone else fought over FEMA tents.

  • Double Indemnity

    Double Indemnity

    ★★★★★

    No job has a bigger gulf between "how cool this job looks in the movies" and "how uncool it is in real life" than insurance claims adjuster.