Comedy

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Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn review – playful Romanian sex tape satire
Radu Jude attacks his country’s moralising attitudes through the tale of a teacher whose private life is put in the dock

Simran Hans

28, Nov, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Pirates review – Reggie Yates romp set on New Year’s Eve 1999
Three friends head for a garage rave to see in the millennium in Yates’s irrepressible directorial debut

Simran Hans

28, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Pirates review – Reggie Yates’s cheerful tale of friends off to a new millennium
Three young pirate radio DJs from London go in search of the New Year’s night of their lives in Yates’s likeable homage to 90s ensemble capers

Peter Bradshaw

24, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Reggie Yates on his film Pirates: ‘It breaks my heart that garage is not celebrated like grime or punk’
The broadcaster and DJ makes his directorial debut with a comedy about UK garage fans trying to celebrate the turn of the millennium in style. He explains why it’s time to portray Black British youth with joy

Kate Hutchinson

22, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Spy: rip-roaring Melissa McCarthy comedy subverts chauvinistic action movie tropes
Paul Feig’s wildly entertaining film has strong female leads and reunites McCarthy with her Bridesmaids co-star Rose Byrne

Vanessa Cryer

21, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Marry Me: do you take the J-Lo/Owen Wilson romcom to be the weirdest film of 2022?
Jennifer Lopez proposes to Owen Wilson, a maths teacher she’s never met. What was she thinking? How will it end? And does anyone care?

Stuart Heritage

19, Nov, 2021 @2:42 PM

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‘People who knew him … didn’t really know him’: who was the real Charlie Chaplin?
In a definitive new documentary, a deeper look at the much-loved movie star provides more insight into ‘one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories ever told’

Charles Bramesco

18, Nov, 2021 @8:18 AM

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife review – defanged retread that is lacking in spirit and laughs
Smalltown sequel takes the action away from the city that made it exciting and turns it into a sub-Spielberg kids’ fantasy adventure

Peter Bradshaw

17, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Licorice Pizza review – Paul Thomas Anderson’s funniest and most relaxed film yet
Anderson’s latest is a romance about a teen boy wooing an older woman, starring two extraordinary newcomers and stuffed with fabulously hammy A-list cameos

Peter Bradshaw

15, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Home Sweet Home Alone review – surprisingly funny festive sequel
Borat co-writer Dan Mazer and a comically adept cast including Ellie Kemper, Kenan Thompson and Rob Delaney, make for a diverting enough retread

Benjamin Lee

12, Nov, 2021 @5:06 PM

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Love Hard review – Netflix Christmas romcom is easy to like
Nina Dobrev gets catfished in a pleasant, if mostly unoriginal, Christmas comedy

Benjamin Lee

05, Nov, 2021 @3:43 PM

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Red Notice review – Netflix’s biggest film to date offers little reward
Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and a spectacularly annoying Ryan Reynolds quip and steal in a disposable, and ludicrously expensive, action comedy

Benjamin Lee

04, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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