Category: comedy

REVIEW: Wild Berries (2003)

In suburban Tokyo, the seemingly idyllic Akechi family self-destructs. Daughter Tomoko (Miho Tsumiki) stresses over introducing her new boyfriend to the family. Son Shuji (Hiroyuki Miyasako) is a thief, long ostracized from his parents. Mother (Naoko Otani) is slowly going homicidal over caring full-time for her demented father-in-law. And Father (Sei Hiraizumi), seemingly an upper-ranking ...

REVIEW: Collective Invention (2015)

A medical experiment goes disastrously awry, transforming one of its human subjects (Lee Kwang-soo) into a mutated half-man half-fish. When he goes to his ex-girlfriend (Park Bo-young) for help, she instead leaks his appearance onto the Internet and sells him out to the pharmaceutical corporation that caused his mutation. While Korea goes fish-man mad, an ...

REVIEW: Death in Brunswick (1990)

Carl Fitzgerald (Sam Neill) is a lifelong underachiever who takes a job as a chef in a Melbourne nightclub. There he meets and falls for bartender Sophie (Zoe Carides), and falls under the suspicious eye of club bouncer Laurie (Boris Brkic). When a drug-dealing co-worker is killed with Carl's unwilling involvement, his attempts to avoid ...

REVIEW: Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

Did you ever see Are You Being Served?, a 1977 feature film adapted from the television comedy - in which the staff of the Grace Bros department store collectively go on holiday to the Spanish resort of "Costa Plonka", only for humorous shenanigans to ensue? Or perhaps Holiday on the Buses, a 1973 feature film adapted from ...

REVIEW: First Love (2019)

Leo (Masataka Kubota) is a young amateur boxer who gets knocked out in the ring and diagnosed with a brain tumour. When he meets the drug-addicted sex worker Yuri (Sakurako Kanishi), he gets unwittingly dragged into a drug-smuggling operation involving the Yakuza, a Chinese Triad, and a corrupt police officer. Director Takashi Miike is back ...

REVIEW: Kikujiro (1999)

Take Takeshi Kitano. He is an extremely famous figure in Japanese entertainment. He started off as a stand-up comedian, performing under the name Beat Takeshi. He segued into acting under the same name, and in a long career he has also worked as a singer, talk show host, writer, director, film editor, talent agent, poet, ...

REVIEW: Crackerjack (2002)

Jack Simpson (Mick Molloy) is a Melbourne slacker who uses three bowling club memberships to score cheap parking in the city's inner south - and to rent parking spaces to his workmates. When he is unexpectedly called up to attend the club and bowl competitively, he finds an unfamiliar world of cheap beer and aged ...