Dark Comedy

TIFF 2021 Review: ‘Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash’ Does Not Live Up to Its Crazy Title

At the 2021 Toronto Film Festival, Alan French reviews "Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash" from the director Edwin. The dark comedy, rom-com, martial arts genre-bender stars Marthino Lio and Lady...

5 Average

TV Review: ‘Made for Love’ Is a Darkly Comedic Battle for Agency

A young woman, on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to a tech billionaire, suddenly realizes that her husband has implanted a revolutionary monitoring device in her brain that allows hi...

8 Great

SXSW Review: ‘The End of Us’ Is A Charmless Pandemic Romance

After a savage breakup, two exes must continue living together when California issues its stay-at-home order for COVID-19. Now they'll try to move on without moving out.

5 Average

‘Nobody’ Review: Bobbing For Action

Mild-mannered Hutch Mansell engages with a series of increasing threats, following an incident that brings out (or brings back) his more violent tendencies.

8 Great

‘The White Tiger’ Review: Man Push Driver

The epic journey of a poor Indian driver who must use his wit and cunning to break free from servitude to his rich masters and rise to the top of the heap.

7 Good

‘Promising Young Woman’ Review: Promising Premise with Questionable Motive

Nothing in Cassie's life is what it appears to be: she's wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she's living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a c...

8 Great

Promising Young Woman Virtual Premiere “Ticket” Giveaway

Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman...until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, ...

Nightstream 2020 Review: ‘Black Bear’ Claws Its Way Through Meta Psychodrama

A filmmaker at a creative impasse seeks solace from her tumultuous past at a rural retreat, only to find that the woods summon her inner demons in intense and surprising ways.

8 Great

‘The Wolf Of Snow Hollow’ Review: Clawing Through Stress

A stressed-out police officer struggles not to give in to the paranoia that grips his small mountain town as bodies turn up after each full moon.

8 Great
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