Category: comedy

REVIEW: Dumplin’ (2018)

Willowdean Dixon (Danielle Macdonald) is a teenager living in a small Texas town. Her mother Rosie (Jennifer Aniston) is a former beauty queen and organiser of the local teen beauty pageant. Willowdean, nicknamed "Dumplin" by her mother, is overweight and miserable, and mourns the recent death of her Dolly Parton-obsessed aunt Lucy. When she discovers ...

REVIEW: Our Shining Days (2017)

In an exclusive music academy, the classical and Chinese folk students are fiercely separated, with the folk music department on the verge of being closed down. Chen Jing (Xu Lu) plays the yangqin, a Chinese fore-runner to the piano, and has a crush on the school's top piano player Wang Wen (Luo Mingjie). When he ...

REVIEW: Adrift in Tokyo (2007)

Long-time student and layabout Fumiya (Joe Odagiri) owes ¥800,000 to loan sharks. When a middle-aged thug named Fukuhara (Tomokazu Miura) comes to collect, he offers Fumiya a choice: either come up with the money in the next few days, or join Fukuhara on a leisurely walk through Tokyo and Fukuhara will give him ¥1,000,000 in ...

REVIEW: The Woodsman and the Rain (2011)

In a small town in northern Japan lives Katsu (Koji Yakusho), a 60 year-old lumberjack. He's still grieving for his wife, who died two years earlier. He's fighting with his son, who seems to spend all day sitting on the couch watching television. When a film crew arrives from Tokyo to shoot a zombie movie, ...

REVIEW: The Happytime Murders (2018)

Ex-police officer and puppet Phil Phillips (Bill Barretta) now works in Los Angeles as a seedy private detective. When the cast of the popular sitcom The Happytime Gang - including his own brother - begin to get killed one by one, Phil is dragged back into his old life. This includes reluctantly re-teaming with his former ...

REVIEW: Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) is a New York economics professor in a relationship with the charming but secretive Nick (Henry Goldman). Nick invites Rachel to meet his family in Singapore, leading her to discover his family is the richest in Singapore and that Nick's mother (Michelle Yeoh) is not going to allow their relationship to ...

REVIEW: The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)

Audrey (Mila Kunis) lives a dull suburban life with her best friend Morgan (Kate McKinnon), only to discover in explosive fashion that her ex-boyfriend Drew (Justin Theroux) is a secret agent. When Drew is assassinated in Audrey's apartment, she and Morgan go on the run and try to complete his mission on his behalf. It ...