Comedy

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Hear me out: why The Dilemma isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending maligned films is a reappraisal of Ron Howard’s starry relationship comedy

Stephen Snart

26, Feb, 2021 @7:23 AM

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The 20 best Michelle Pfeiffer films – ranked!
She blazed a trail as gangsters’ molls and slinky lounge acts, then returned from a career break to essay a variety of wicked witches, comic turns and grand dames. Next month she’ll be seen as a penniless heiress in acclaimed comedy French Exit. But which are her best roles?

Peter Bradshaw

25, Feb, 2021 @12:05 PM

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Restless Natives review – classic Scottish comedy is a reminder of a sweeter era
A gleeful sense of humour powers Michael Hoffman’s 1985 crime caper, part of Scotland’s cinematic response to Thatcherism

Peter Bradshaw

25, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Danny DeVito and Barry Sonnenfeld: how we made Get Shorty
‘Gene Hackman was scary as hell. At the premiere, he pulled me aside and said: “I didn’t think you had a clue what you were doing!”’

Interviews by Simon Bland

22, Feb, 2021 @3:27 PM

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Hear me out: why S1m0ne isn't a bad movie
Continuing our series of writers defending unloved films is a reappraisal of Andrew Niccol’s flop satire starring Al Pacino as a director who creates a virtual actor

Kathryn Bromwich

22, Feb, 2021 @7:27 AM

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I Care a Lot review – Rosamund Pike excels in gleefully vicious tragicomedy
Pike is magnetic in J Blakeson’s tale of a legal guardian swindling older people out of their money

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

21, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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From the archive: a serious look at the jokes industry, 1969
Girls, Wife, Men, Drinking, Marriage, Fashion… how we all laughed. The Observer Magazine cover story of 5 October 1969

Chris Hall

21, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Trevor Noah: Ted Cruz 'deserves a break after trying to overthrow the government'
Late-night hosts criticised the Texan senator after he decided to take a trip to Cancún while his state suffers huge power and water outages

Guardian staff

19, Feb, 2021 @3:56 PM

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Barb and Star is a neon riot of nonsense – and the perfect film for our times | Alex Clark
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo’s movie is crammed with ridiculousness. Who doesn’t crave that right now, asks Guardian writer Alex Clark

Alex Clark

19, Feb, 2021 @11:57 AM

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Sacha Baron Cohen: 'If you’re protesting against racism, you’re going to upset some racists'
Stopping Trump, reforming Facebook and risking his life to make a Borat sequel. In an exclusive interview, the actor unveils his plans for a revolution – and reveals how it feels to come out as himself

Catherine Shoard

19, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Blush review – midlife crisis drama leaves you discontent and unfulfilled
Wendi McLendon-Covey’s bored wife Cathy endures a series of seriocomic crises but they never really lead anywhere

Peter Bradshaw

18, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Stars in Your Eyes: the 50s musical saluting actors in a crisis
Our series on films about theatre continues with a British comedy in which variety acts face an existential threat when TV steals their audience

Chris Wiegand

16, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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