Category: comedy

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 ...

REVIEW: Robo Rock (2007)

There will always be a special place for the ultra-low-budget cult film, produced on a shoestring but boasting a highly idiosyncratic storyline and a distinctive tone. They're often quite shakily produced, with more enthusiasm than craft, but they have such a punk-rock enthusiasm that it's difficult not to forgive their drawbacks and focus on whatever ...

REVIEW: The Uchoten Hotel (2006)

On New Year's Eve inside a luxury Tokyo hotel, a maid (Takako Matsu) gets confused for an industrialist's lover, an honoured deer specialist has an unexpected encounter with his actual lover, that lover targets a disgraced senator-in-hiding, a manager (Koji Yakusho) runs into his wife at the worst possible moment, an aspiring musician decides to quit his ...

REVIEW: Deadpool 2 (2018)

Two years after he first appeared to skewer 20th Century Fox's popular X-Men franchise, the so-called 'merc with a mouth' Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) returns in a surprisingly great sequel. Back in 2016 I was not entirely taken with Deadpool's scattershot and juvenile approach to humour, or it's fairly weak story sense, but Deadpool 2 is an improvement in every regard. ...