Comedy

BLOODY HELL (2020) Movie Review

Bloody Hell (2020), Directed by Alister Grierson Gavin’s Bloody Hell Review Right off the bat, viewers will be able to tell that this is a very polished film, with a crazy-high production value. Now, that does not necessarily mean a big budget. No A-list stars are attached (with all due respect to Mr. O’Toole) and …

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SAINT BERNARD SYNDICATE (2018) Review, Fantasia 2018

Saint Bernard Syndicate Movie Review Played July 26th – Directed by Mads Brugger, Denmark An odd-couple comedy about the pitfalls of striking out into the economic frontier; it charts two hapless Danes’ scheme to sell Saint Bernards to China’s middle class. This is not a “laugh out loud” odd couple movie, but more subtle in …

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TREMBLE ALL YOU WANT (2017) Review, Directed by Akiko Oku, Fantasia 2018

Tremble All You Want, Directed by Akiko Oku, Japan Review: Tremble All You Want The irony that the plot setup provides is not perfect, and this may be the first strike against the film. Some very clever social commentary could be made if Yoshika’s crush on Ichi was equal to Ni’s crush on Yoshika. But, …

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RELAXER (2018) Review, Directed by Joel Potrykus, Fantasia 2018

Relaxer, Directed by Joel Potrykus, USA Review: Relaxer Joel Potrykus’ films are not for everyone. The characters are not always ones we can be sympathetic to, and some people may consider the films trashy or a waste of time. For me, however, they very much capture the 1990s indie vibe that Richard Linklater perfected in …

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SEVEN STAGES TO ACHIEVE ETERNAL BLISS (2018) Review

Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss Movie Review Original title: Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss by Passing Through the Gateway Chosen by the Holy Storsh A small-town couple (Kate Micucci and Sam Huntington) finds the perfect apartment in the big city, except there is one catch: the apartment is home to the ritualistic suicides …

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