Comedy

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Hear me out: why Hudson Hawk isn’t a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers sticking up for maligned movies is a defence of the idiosyncratic Bruce Willis action adventure flop

Oliver Macnaughton

14, May, 2021 @6:21 AM

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Apples review – a poignant tale of global memory loss
The world is hit by amnesia in Christos Nikou’s striking debut feature

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

09, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Apples review – quirky amnesia mystery is funnily forgettable
Christos Nikou’s black comedy about a plague of forgetfulness is intriguingly absurd but not as memorable as it thinks it is

Peter Bradshaw

06, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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In Short, Europe: Happy Together review – a union uplifted by humour
From sweet-talking translators to a symphony of shepherds’ calls, the common currency in this refreshing selection of short films from 19 European countries is amusement

Phil Hoad

04, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Hear me out: why Coneheads isn’t a bad movie
Continuing our series of writers sticking up for loathed films is a defense of the 90s SNL skit turned critically lambasted comedy

Jim Farber

04, May, 2021 @6:25 AM

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Lucky review – spirited Ghanaian romcom captures the social media age
An idling student enlists the help of a wideboy friend in pursuit of a hot date in a comedy that veers between likable and laddish

Phuong Le

03, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Wild Mountain Thyme review – farcical farming romcom
Bad Irish accents abound as Emily Blunt attempts to woo Jamie Dornan’s farmer next door in this bizarre offering from the writer of Moonstruck

Simran Hans

02, May, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Wild Mountain Thyme review – Emily Blunt in an awful Irish stew
This bucolic romance, co-starring bashful Jamie Dornan, is awash with whimsy, wonder – and laughable accents

Peter Bradshaw

30, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Danny. Legend. God. review – Borat-style mockumentary about Bulgarian wideboy
Mockumentary creates super-annoying character as it transforms into something much more hard-faced

Phil Hoad

28, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Black Bear review – Aubrey Plaza hits career high in ingenious meta-movie
Social tensions spiral towards disaster before a cryptic rug-pull in this strange comedy gem

Peter Bradshaw

22, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Mitchells vs the Machines review – frantic and fun Netflix animation
A family fends off a robot apocalypse in a vibrant and genuinely funny adventure that was originally intended to be a theatrical release

Benjamin Lee

21, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Hear me out: why The Wedding Planner isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending maligned movies is an ode to Jennifer Lopez’s sweet and surprisingly layered 00s romcom

Ankita Rao

16, Apr, 2021 @5:44 AM

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