After the Sept. 4 death of comedy powerhouse Joan Rivers at age 81, this movie has again jumped to the top of the “Popular on Netflix” queue, and with good reason.
Few comedians are as respected and admired by their peers as Tig Notaro, who will perform her unique blend of humor Saturday.
Oklahoma should be ashamed.
As evidenced by Maggie and Milo in the dramedy The Skeleton Twins, what binds family can look an awful lot like the shackles of self-destruction.
The run will feature a mix of established favorites and a host of brand new troupes, many of which will compete against each other as part of the popular Cage Match tournament.
Even with the literal elephant off stage, a figurative elephant is still in the room: the ever-frustrating work of Woody Allen.
There are certain lines in society that some are scared to cross. For entertainers like Darryl Rhoades, those lines exist to be exploited.
In Obvious Child, heralded as an “abortion comedy,” director Gillian Robespierre relies on the kind of vulnerability unique to many 20-something women — unplanned pregnancy — but manages to depoliticize the “A” word with a humanistic, intimate perspective.
Too bad, because it starts quite well, as ambition-less auto mechanic Joe (Ryan Kwanten, TV’s True Blood) is dumped by his too-good-for-him girlfriend. To pick Joe up out of his doldrums, his housemates and best buds (played by Dallas Buyers Club‘s Steve Zahn and Peter Dinklage of TV’s Game of Thrones) get him high and…
As he did with the mob in 1990′s Goodfellas and with the gambling world in 1995′s Casino, Scorsese again grants us an epic peek at another world’s process; in this case, Wall Street’s repeated fleecing of Main Street. It’s yet another Scorsese masterpiece. Leonardo DiCaprio never has been better — and that’s really saying something…