49 posts categorized "Black Comedy"

March 23, 2022

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

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ColeSmithey.comPeople ain't no good.

Writer/director Emerald Fennell makes quite a splash with this steely black comedy.

Predatory guys and the people who protect them get the business end from Carey Mulligan's diabolical mistress of revenge.

Red kisses.

Get back cupid.

These arrows kill.

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Cassie (Mulligan) is a martyr through and through.

Fennell's pitch perfect dialogue stings as much as the clever plotting in this indy gem.

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You'll squirm, you'll laugh, and you'll feel messed up at the end.

Frat boy mentality goes straight to hell.

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Ice is the only thing in the world that is what it's cracked up to be.

Romance this.

Rated R. 113 mins. 

5 Stars

COLE SMITHEY

Groupthink doesn't live here, critical thought does.

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March 04, 2022

DEATH AT A FUNERAL

ColeSmithey.comBlackmail, drugs, familial duties, and slapstick make for a hilarious recipe in this British comedy classic.

A who's who cast of comic greats milk every second for comedic punch.

Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Dinklage, Ewen Bremner, Keeley Hawes, Andy Nyman, Rupert Graves, and Alan Tudyk make the funny stuff stick.

Ewwww.

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If only all funerals could be this silly, over the top, and liberating.

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Sleep when you're dead, laugh while you're alive.

Rated R. 90 mins. 

4 Stars

COLE SMITHEY

Groupthink doesn't live here, critical thought does.

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January 10, 2022

DON'T LOOK UP

ColeSmithey.comPure genius. Finally, here is an au courant social satire that cooks on four burners. 

Co-screenwriter/director Adam Mckay ("The Big Short") deploys dry humor to our modern dystopia like spreading mayonnaise on a fresh wound. It may not help anything heal, but it feels so good. Laughs come at a hot pace. See it twice for maximum effect.

"Don't Look Up" is the best American film of 2021. Black comedy, bitches. 

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5 Stars

COLE SMITHEY

Groupthink doesn't live here, critical thought does.

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