Found at least 250 reviews matching “Farce”

  • Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars
  • The Merry Frolics of Satan

    The Merry Frolics of Satan

    Joe

    Joe ★★★★½

    The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was when he dragged all those people into Hell and tortured them.

  • The Merry Frolics of Satan

    The Merry Frolics of Satan

    <Todd>

    <Todd> ★★★★

    This is my favorite piece by George Melies so far. I am linking to a youtube version with music and sound provided by the Sound of Silents because these versions always make me feel like I am at a live showing, especially if I watch with nice headphones.

    Watch Here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctGJOAcAEFo&t=22s

    I just love George Melies and his crew. They feel like who I would want to hang out with if I want back to the early 1900s. Amateur magic…

  • Delta Farce

    Delta Farce

    Reid

    Reid ½

    One of the better contemporary treatments of PTSD to ever grace the silver screen.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    josh lewis

    josh lewis ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    this movie is going to end sooooo many relationships including the couple that was sitting right beside me. “i don’t know that he deserved that,” he said as the credits rolled, followed up by a very heated “that’s rich coming from you of all people.” the conviction and rage in her voice and the brief moment of shocked silence held between the two before they shuffled out carried with it so much history i did not care to witness so…

  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    Ash

    Ash ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What was good:
    - Naomi Scott is great as Jasmine. Her singing voice is splendid
    - I liked the addition of Dalia
    - The non-CGI sets looked pretty good
    - Aladdin and Jasmine have some chemistry that saves A Whole New World from making me feel literally nothing

    What was bad:
    - Guy Ritchie's directing. Stop with the slow mo. Stop with the dumbass partonising flashbacks to an event from 3 minutes ago
    - The third act is entirely changed…

  • The Cat in the Hat

    The Cat in the Hat

    Eric Lees

    Eric Lees ★★★★★

    Bo Welch's magnum opus, Le Chat au Chapeau (2003) also known as "The Cat in the Hat", is one of the most daring and experimental films Hollywood has crafted in the 2000's. Never have I seen a film attack childhood trauma this strongly as well as be a self-deconstructive satire on the Hollywood industry and bastardization of children's media. No one except Bo Welch, who had worked on the production design for films such as Ghostbusters II and Edward Scissorhands,…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    Adam Cook

    Adam Cook ★★★★

    Much like its central characters, Gone Girl is a film that defies expectation. It projects itself as a pulpy whodunit thriller but is in fact a far richer film smuggling its themes under the veil of preposterous twists and Machiavellian plots. In this regard it is a rather typical David Fincher movie - a film that is superficially trashy but one that hides a fascination with the complexities of humanity and the relationships we forge.

    Gone Girl, adapted by Gillian…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Adam Cook

    Adam Cook ★★★★½

    What a surprising delight! It really shouldn’t have been a surprise but after the strained misstep that was Moonrise Kingdom I had questioned whether I had outgrown Wes Anderson’s brand of mannered whimsy. Not only had I not outgrown it but over the course of a dazzling and breathless 95-minutes I had fallen head over heels in love with this intricately constructed confection of a film. Although time and a re-watch will ultimately determine its rightful place amongst Anderson’s work…

  • Monstrosity

    Monstrosity

    smellington

    smellington ★★★½

    Monstrosity skirts that extremely fine line between being unwatchable garbage or a mildly amusing farce. Those expecting Classic Andy Milligan will be disappointed/delighted with the film’s gutter punk silliness rather than the usual Milligan melodramatic misanthropy. Monstrosity’s take on The Golem legend begins like most classical farces with a light-hearted rape by some geriatric (not joking) punks setting off a chain of death, destruction, and Jon Balogh taking his shirt off. Monstrosity also has a guardian angel, more geriatric (of the non-raping variety) punks, and an adorable Carrie Anita as the bride of the Monstrosity.

  • Okja

    Okja

    josh lewis

    josh lewis ★★★

    quite strong as a clash between miyazaki humanism and the plastic farce that is corporate morality... less so in PETA flyer mode

  • I, Tonya

    I, Tonya

    ScreeningNotes

    ScreeningNotes ★★★★

    The American Dream as black comedy. First as tragedy, then as farce.

  • Southland Tales

    Southland Tales

    Ringbone

    Ringbone ★★★★★

    "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce." - Karl Marx

  • Zama

    Zama

    Jon M.

    Jon M. ★★★★

    It had been so long since I had seen a film by Martel that I completely forgot how oneiric her style can be. Equal parts nightmare and farce.

  • Tangerine

    Tangerine

    I am often skeptical when actors claim they had significant input into a film, mostly because most major actors are, more than anything, experts at projecting an image, and it is to their benefit and even to the benefit of the writers and directors and so on behind a film to let them take that credit. They are, after all, the face the audience is buying tickets to see. However, some performances are so strong that it's clear that even…

  • Live Forever as You Are Now with Alan Resnick

    Live Forever as You Are Now with Alan Resnick

    Isabelle

    Isabelle ★★★★★

    It's all a farce, and so is life in 2018, so the farce ends up being an incredibly affecting drama.

    "People don't die, people's bodies die. He taught me that."

    "Alan, I'm ready for you. Put your dirt in me."

    "What if I could back myself up like my best favorite MP3 file?"

    "He's exactly like me in every way. He calls himself Teddy. I don't know why."

  • Fargo

    Fargo

    Luke Bauerlein

    Luke Bauerlein ★★★★★

    This is the Coen brothers distilled down to their very essence. Fargo is-- among other things-- a snowbound western, a sleazy crime thriller, an absurd farce, and tragedy of Shakespearian proportions all rolled into one.

  • 120 Seconds to Get Elected

    120 Seconds to Get Elected

    Zackary Bender

    Zackary Bender ★★½

    I don't think it's farce anymore when this is exactly the mentality in Trump supporters. It's fact.

  • The Host

    The Host

    ScreeningNotes

    ScreeningNotes ★★★★

    (No explicit spoilers, but spoiler-sensitive readers should watch the movie first and come back later.)

    A monstrous crisis in South Korean national identity.

    On the surface, The Host looks a lot like any other monster movie. It showcases an evil beast hell-bent on the destruction of the local population. And yet, even here director Joon-ho Bong refuses the conventions of the genre he’s working within. He shows us the monster right from the start (almost in the first scene) and…

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    josh lewis

    josh lewis ★★

    "... it always ends in a fight"

    i can see why this is going to work for people - the safe, mathematically calculated narrative construction here will be appealing to anyone turned off by the weirdly incoherent BvS - but, as a regular defender that these movies can actually be ~about things~ (the chaos & pain of growth in Age of Ultron, or the war on terror as an american farce in Iron Man 3, or the hokey serial on the…