Tag Archives: Comedy

Spectre vs. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Do you ever get that feeling of deja vu? Didn’t you just ask me that? Watching Spectre and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation back to back was one of the most surreal filming experiences I’ve had. The films are almost identical. Similar plot, similar set of characters, but one is a whole lot better than the other. Continue reading Spectre vs. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

The Lobster (2015)

Greek writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos has a knack for creating films that are both deeply disturbing and riotously funny. While I found Dogtooth to be distressing to the point of hating it, Alps is one of the funniest films of the past five years, a bone-dry comedy about a disturbing service. The Lobster is a worthy followup that focuses on the perils of modern romance. Continue reading The Lobster (2015)

Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Tokyo Godfathers opens with Christmas mass. The Tokyo congregation is not made up of finely dressed churchgoers, but a ragged group of homeless people. Amidst the throng of people are Hana (Yoshiaki Umegaki) and Gin (Toru Emori). As the two wait in line, Hana bemoans that he’s a woman trapped in a male body and wonders if he might become the virgin Marry and conceive without sex. When he tells the server he’s eating for two, the shock is palpable. The duo returns to Miyuki (Aya Okamoto), a spunky teen with a chip on her shoulder. Continue reading Tokyo Godfathers (2003)