The casting in I Love You, Man is a stroke of relative genius. Paul Rudd and Jason Segel are two of the funniest — and most likable — comedians working in film today, and for all of I Love You‘s vulgarity, these two leads keep the film afloat. The sincerity of their performances translates even […]
In the Loop is an unusually good and funny film from a usually tepid and rather unfunny genre. After enduring an onslaught of mediocre films centered around the war in Iraq, 2009 seems to have finally brought audiences closer to cinematic resolution: first Kathryn Bigelow’s invigorating The Hurt Locker gave us a fresh insight, and […]
So, let’s summarize: this is a boring movie, a polar opposite of its prequel. It feels haphazard, scattered, wandering — like the script was still being written during production, and they just decided to hang out in Egypt for the second half until they could figure out a way to wrap it up. When Shia dies and goes to Transformer heaven and meets the Transformer gods, I called bullshit. What a stupid movie.
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 […]