The depths of darkness often hide behind the comedy curtain. Freud once suggested that “humor is the fun-loving id making itself known despite the protestations of the conformist superego”. Some of the world’s greatest comedians, like Robin Williams or Lenny Bruce or Richard Pryor are proof of that. It is clear Judd Apatow’s work seeks
It‘s no secret that 2020 has been a tough year, since things have been thrown over the place in every aspect. The world is slowly recovering and so does the entertainment industry, with hopefully opening cinemas in July and going back to experiencing adventures on the silver screen. But the pandemic has caused permanent damage.
The release of Celine Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” on Criterion Collection on June 23 has spurred an interest in the film that had been missed by some audiences. It is stunningly sad work – a tale of longing, beauty, and memory set amongst the portraiture of a desolate and difficult world. Amongst
As more and more adaptations and reimaginings of classic films and books become more rampant by the year, many major studios have bet wildly expensive production budgets on films adapted from young adult novels. Some like “Hugo”, “Coraline”, “A Monster Calls”, and the “Harry Potter” film saga have turned out incredibly well, with lots of
The pattern of filmed biopics is a dire and desolate one. Ever since the 78th Academy Awards in 2005, when the manipulative and dull film “Crash” won Best Picture for its shallow depiction of racial tension, filmmaker Spike Lee coined the term “Oscar bait”, a type of film that studios saw the potential of producing