Barb And Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Where Have All the Studio Comedies Gone?


(To “Vista Del Mar,” it turns out.)

Mon Oncle

The Warm Absurdity of Old vs. New in Jacques Tati’s ‘Mon Oncle’


Reject modernity, embrace slapstick comedy.

Ghost World

What Makes ‘Ghost World’ Such a Successful Comic Book Adaptation


“Well, I have to admit that things are really starting to look up for me since my life turned to shit.”

Leverage Redemption Cast

‘Leverage: Redemption’ is a Satisfying Second Act


The revival is no doubt targeting the avid fan base from the original series but it is also well-attuned to the zeitgeist.

Bo Burnham Inside Purple

‘Bo Burnham: Inside’ Redefines the Internet Age


At a time when everyone is doing it, Bo Burnham gets internet critique right.

Shrekiversary Double Take

Double Take: ‘Shrek’ at 20 and the Iconic Legacy of DreamWorks’ “All Star”

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It’s the 20th Shrekiversary. Time to peel back the layers.

Superstore Depositions

‘Superstore’ is the Show We Needed But Didn’t Deserve


This is not the kind of show that should be canceled. It’s the kind of show that should be replicated.

Best Comedy Movies

The 20 Best Comedies of 2020


In a year when we really needed a laugh, these movies granted us that, albeit mostly amidst dark and bittersweet themes.

Movies To Watch After Clue

8 Movies to Watch if You Like ‘Clue’


If you’re a fan of this whodunnit ensemble comedy, you need to have these other films on your watchlist.