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dark comedy

Brazil (1985)

I can't remember who it was, it may have been director Terry Gilliam himself or it may have been written in a review I read a long time ago, but I always remember someone describing Brazil as "the best adaptation of 1984 that isn't called…

Boomerang Family (2013)

There are families with black sheep, and then there are black sheep families. The dysfunctional kindred of Hae-sung Song's fantastically obsidian comedy are like a low-class, anti-intellectual, economically ruined Royal Tenenbaums: the…

The Liability (2012)

The Hit is a 1984 British crime drama featuring Tim Roth's debut movie performance, playing a hot headed accomplice to John Hurt's world weary hitman. Now, nearly thirty years later, Roth's debut role is reversed in another British crime…

Father’s Day (2011)

Despite being a commercial failure, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's 2007 Grindhouse movie experiment has succeeded in a different sense, having inspired other filmmakers to get down and dirty with cheap, kick-ass exploitation…