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Bobby Cannavale

Spy (2015)

Melissa for all seasons Spy is a thoroughly enjoyable spy movie spoof dominated by Melissa McCarthy. I'd say she's a more complex character this time, a sort of female Walter Mitty who emerges from the CIA headquarters basement to become…

Blue Jasmine (2013)

The latest film from writer-director Woody Allen is a good one. It's not up there with his best, far from it, but it's also nowhere near any of his worst. The biggest thing going against it is the fact that the central character is so…

Lovelace (2013)

Peter Sarsgaard is Chuck, Chris Noth is Anthony Romano, Bobby Cannavale is Butchie Peraino, Hank Azaria is Gerry Damiano and Adam Brody is Harry Reems. If you don't know the names, although the last one should give it a way, then that…

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Woody Allen is brilliant, we all know this. Everything I’ve seen of his (admittedly not much) has been wonderful and his latest, Blue Jasmine, is no exception. This comedy/drama (dramedy? Is that a thing?) takes a look at our ability to…

The Other Guys (2010)

Danson and Highsmith (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson, respectively) are heroic New York detectives. They don’t do paperwork, they leave mass destruction in their wake and their antics usually cost a fortune. But people love them. They…

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

Oh dear, oh dear. 2009 saw the release of two comedies revolving around sad security officers who were desperate for a shot at glory. One of those movies, Observe & Report, was an interesting failure – a darkly comedic riff on Taxi…

Win Win (2011)

Shit. It’s a great way to start a movie (or a movie review for that matter). It’s what you say when things go wrong, it’s what you say when things go right, it’s what you say when you’re in Win Win. Mike Flaherty (Paul Gimatti) has a…