Comedy
 
 
 
 
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Review: “The Intervention”

  It is always an impressive feat, when a film perfectly balances emotional drama with comedy. Clea DuVall’s indie dramedy “The Intervention” does just that, and what makes the accomplishment even more im...
 
7.3
 
 
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Review: “Morris From America” Tells A Complete Story; Albeit At A Slower Pace

In a nutshell, “Morris From America” is a story about the difficulties that come with growing up, and the hardships of being a single parent trying to raise that growing child all by yourself. Add on the fact that M...
 
6.8
 
 
Movie
 

Review: “Wiener-Dog” is Todd Solondz at his darkest

If you aren’t familiar, with the work of Todd Solondz, you could easily head into watching his new film “Wiener-Dog”, with the wrong expectations. Yes, the film features a cute little dachshund, but she is rea...
 
8.0

 
 
Movie
 

Netflix Recommendation: “Tallulah”

Well, it appears that this is Ellen Page week, here at The Film Philosopher. This will be the third review, of a film starring Ms. Page, on the site, this week and given that she has become a versatile, well-rounded actress tha...
 
7.5
 
 
Movie
 

Throwback Thursday Review: “Rules of Attraction” (2002)

In 2002, my young, un-developed taste in movies meant that most of the comedies I enjoyed were of the “American Pie” variety. “Can’t Hardly Wait”, “Empire Records”, and “Dumb and ...
 
8.0
 
 
Movie
 

Throwback Thursday Review: “Harry and the Hendersons” (1987)

  In the 80s, it didn’t take a lot to make a hit family film. There were a few key elements: 1) A heavy dose of comedy (preferably of the silly/physical variety), 2) A dastardly villain to root against, and 3) A lot ...
 
7.5

 
 
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Throwback Thursday Review: Behind the Mask – The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

A magician never reveals his secrets. Everyone knows this. If anyone finds out how these illusions are done, it ruins everything magicians have worked for; it brings down the curtain and ruins the surprise.  The same is true fo...
 
6.5
 
 
Movie
 

Netflix Recommendation: ‘People, Places, Things’ Is Indie Filmmaking At Its Finest

  In ‘People, Places, Things’, Jemaine Clement plays Will: a graphic novelist, a teacher, a father of two young girls, and a heartbroken guy whose girlfriend (and mother to his children) ends up leaving him for...
 
7.8
 
 
Movie
 

Review: ‘The Editor’ Is Over the Top Fun

From the opening scene, ‘The Editor’ lets you know what type of movie it is: an over-the-top horror-comedy that has no qualms with gratuitous violence, sex, and the use of over-dubbing. In other words, it’s so...
 
7.8

 
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Dope”

“Dope” is the story of a young kid named Malcom (Moore), a self-proclaimed nerd growing up in a single-parent home in The Bottoms in Inglewood, California. You either make something of yourself and escape the tough ...
 
7.8