The Hangover

The Hangover

Most great comedies are based on fundamental truths — we find a deal of humour in the illumination of our own human tragedy. Office Space is funny, for example, because we’ve all worked that type of job, put up with that type of boss, and suffered that type of monotonous everyday boredom. Todd Phillips’ new […]

Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace

For how long can you breathe new life into a franchise before you end up entirely reinventing it? That is the question that plagues Quantum of Solace, an entertaining but flawed sequel to 2006’s Casino Royale. To be fair, this film had a lot to live up to; Royale was widely touted as not only […]

Pineapple Express and Tropic Thunder

Pineapple Express

Here are two comedies I saw a while ago and just haven’t bothered to review until now. Both were fairly well-received by most critics, although Pineapple was considerably more divisive. It is sustained by the performance of James Franco, whose Saul Silver is basically the guy you knew in high school who everybody in your […]

Milk

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Starring Sean Penn, James Franco, Emile Hirsch and Josh Brolin. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Written by Lance Black. Produced by Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen. Released by Focus Features. One of the most remarkable things about Milk is how little controversy has surrounded it. Just three years ago, the release of Brokeback Mountain was […]