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FILM REVIEW: Snatched

Snatched (Jonathan Levine, 2017)

Just in time for Mother’s Day comes the mother-daughter kidnapping caper, Snatched. Following on from Trainwreck comes Amy Schumer’s second starring feature, although this time she’s taking a break from writing duties. Katie Dippold (The HeatGhostbusters) pens the screenplay, with director Jonathan Levine (50/50Warm BodiesThe Night Before) at the helm. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Snatched

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FILM REVIEW: Zoolander 2

Zoolander 2 (Ben Stiller, 2016)

It seems that good American comedies are hard to come by these days. In the last year, with the exception of a few female-driven vehicles (Spy, Trainwreck, Sisters), big screen comedies tend to rely on gross-out humour, are offensive, or just aren’t that funny. But every now and then you’ll find a gem. The original Zoolander (2001) remains to this day one of my favourite comedies. With an outrageous premise (a male model is brainwashed to assassinate the President of Malaysia) the film remains quote-worthy to this day (“What is this? A centre for ants?”). While fans of that movie were excited about its sequel, trepidation abounded – could it possibly be as good as the first one? Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Zoolander 2

Top 30 Films of 2015

And so another year comes to a close, and it’s been a great one for film. From solid dramas to compelling science fiction, to well-made biopics, dark comedies, animation, smart female comedy, blockbusters that were actually good, a few musicals, and some excellent local film, 2015 has had it all. The following list is obviously based on personal tastes, and may conflict with other movie lovers, so please just remember, this is only one opinion. Counting down from 30 we have: Continue reading Top 30 Films of 2015

FILM REVIEW: Trainwreck

Trainwreck (Judd Apatow, 2015)

If you don’t know the name Amy Schumer by now, it’s time to crawl out from under the rock you’ve been living under and rejoin the ranks of society. Following in the footsteps of Lena Dunham, Tina Fey, and Mindy Kaling, Schumer is the latest supergirl of smart female-driven comedy and the latest girl crush of many. Though her rise to the top has seemingly happened overnight, Schumer started hitting the stand-up comedic circuit over ten years ago, before creating her popular sketch show Inside Amy Schumer in 2012. Trainwreck marks her first leading film role as well as her first screenplay and is based loosely on her own experiences. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Trainwreck