Category: comedy

REVIEW: My Uncle (2016)

A boy named Yukio (Riku Onishi) is tasked with writing an essay about a family member. While his classmates choose to write about their accomplished career parents, Yukio selects his uncle (Ryuhei Matsuda): a worthless layabout who works 90 minutes a week as a philosophy lecture while camping out indefinitely in his brother's (Yukio's father) ...

REVIEW: Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Martin Blank (John Cusack) is a professional killer suffering a crisis of conscience. When a mission goes awry he is forced to accept an assassination job in Grosse Pointe, Michigan - a job that coincides with his 10 year high school reunion. Back in his home town for the first time since leaving his girlfriend ...

REVIEW: Beautiful Accident (2017)

Li Yuran (Gwei Lun-mei) is a no-nonsense and unsympathetic defence lawyer. When she is killed in a late night car accident, she finds herself in the afterlife - a nightmarish bureaucracy - where her case manager (Wang Jingchun) explains that due to a clerical error she has been incorrectly killed. As it will take seven ...

REVIEW: Rough Night (2017)

Jess (Scarlett Johansson) is a senatorial candidate about to get married to Peter (Paul W. Downs). Before her wedding day she travels to Miami with her four best friends: school teacher Alice (Jillian Bell), political activist Frankie (Ilana Glazer), estate agent Blair (Zoƫ Kravitz), and kooky Australian Pippa (Kate McKinnon). When an encounter with a ...

REVIEW: Golden Orchestra! (2016)

Aspiring violinist Chizuru (Anne Watanabe) attends a community orchestra performance, and is so entranced by their skills that she applies to join them. She makes a mistake and instead of joining the Umegaoka Philharmonic she calls the wrong orchestra, finding herself in the Umegaoka Symphony instead: a group of enthused but jaw-droppingly untalented elderly musicians. ...

REVIEW: Free and Easy (2016)

A door-to-door salesman walks into a small Chinese town, offering magical soap for anyone willing to sniff it. A local monk wanders down looking for donations, only he is not what he appears to be. Two police officers try to solve a crime without any clues. A forest ranger has a meltdown after someone cuts ...

REVIEW: I Am Not a Witch (2017)

A Zambian woman trips and drops a bucket of water next to a homeless child (Maggie Mulubwa). Clearly, she decides, the child must be a witch. Off the silent girl goes to be tried in court, sentenced, and exiled to a rural prison camp for convicted witches. It all sound farcical, and it is - ...

REVIEW: Monday (2000)

Takagi (Shinichi Tsutsumi) is a Japanese businessman who wakes up in an amnesiac blur in a Tokyo hotel room. While searching through his pockets for clues as to what happened over the previous days, he remembers attending a disastrous funeral for a co-worker, having a drink in a bar full of yakuza, and his memories ...

REVIEW: Giants and Toys (1958)

Three Japanese candy manufacturers wage a pitched battle for market supremacy. While junior executives cosy up in bars attempting to tease out what their rivals' promotional plans are, one enterprising director elects to bypass traditional endorsements by creating his own celebrity from scratch. Once he has made her, however, he may struggle to control her. ...

REVIEW: The Fairy (2011)

Dom (Dominique Abel) works the counter of a small hotel in a French seaside town. One day a woman named Fiona (Fiona Gordon) arrives at his hotel, proclaims herself to be a fairy and offers him three wishes. When Fiona spontaneously disappears that night, Dom sets out on a quest to find her again. Dominique ...