Amy Schumer is on a heat streak right now. Initially famous for her… MoreAmy Schumer is on a heat streak right now. Initially famous for her sharp wit and eviscerating roasting skills, Schumer has climbed the stand-up echelons to become one of the purported "funniest women in comedy." Between her show, an upcoming HBO special, and this film, she is everywhere. Adding to the fire is her collaboration with legend Judd Apatow, to create what they deem an anti-romantic comedy.
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In a strange twist on the classic narrative that "Amadeus" exposed,… MoreIn a strange twist on the classic narrative that "Amadeus" exposed, Noah Baumbach presents a comparison between the nostalgia of the old, and the appropriation of it by the young. As usual Baumbach touches upon a cultural touchstone in our present culture, which is whether to live authentically and be mediocre, or live a life based in aesthetics and remain false to yourself. Never has the "hipster culture" been better eviscerated than in this whip-smart satire.
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When the Oscar nominations were released at the end of last year I was… MoreWhen the Oscar nominations were released at the end of last year I was surprised to find that Tim Burton's "Big Eyes" was not on the list, like, anywhere. It seemed like a shoo-in, as it starred a two-time winner of Best Supporting Actor, and a five-time nominee in various acting categories. It was also a bio-pic, which the Academy always favors, and it was directed by Burton in his first bio-pic directorial effort since "Ed Wood." After seeing the film however, it became clear why it didn't get much acclaim.
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Some of the best documentaries simply tell obscure, inspiring stories… MoreSome of the best documentaries simply tell obscure, inspiring stories about interesting people. The Maysles Brothers did it with "Grey Gardens," and Werner Herzog has made an entire career from it. In this same realm comes this new documentary from Netflix, about stand-up Tig Notaro. While she may not be a crackpot, or eccentric, we do get to delve into her psyche as she battles for her life, which is trying to kill her.
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