GLOW Season 1 – What the critics are saying about it!

GLOW96% critics love the show!

Critics Consensus: With spot-on 1980s period detail, knockout writing, and a killer cast, GLOW shines brightly.

Set in Los Angeles during the 1980s, an unemployed actress hopes to find stardom by portraying a female wrestler.
Genre: Comedy
Network: Netflix
Premiere Date: Jun 23, 2017

 

Netflix’s wrestling drama GLOW is funny, poignant, and wonderfully acted, but what makes it really interesting is how aware it is of its own contradictions.

June 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Glow is smartly written and the kind of character-driven TV that not only reflects our own messy lives but also those of the people we know, even if we’re not bouncing around a ring.

June 27, 2017 | Full Review…

To call it a feel-good hit would be a bit reductive and presumptive, but “GLOW” deserves all the love and respect thrust upon it. Sit back, turn it up, and enjoy.

June 26, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

This new interpretation of GLOW… is packed with an excellent ensemble cast… sharp commentary on gender and racial stereotypes, and an awesomely ’80s soundtrack. It’s also just plain fun.

June 23, 2017 | Full Review…

One of the best things about GLOW is the sheer Eighties-ness of it all — it’s a sensory explosion of synth-heavy tunes, neon lights, high-cut leotards, hairspray… and even a robot which dispenses cocaine.

June 23, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

GLOW fully owns its campiness and its showy aesthetics, but it’s smart and subversive underneath the glitter.

June 23, 2017 | Full Review…

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ROUGH NIGHT – What the critics and fans are saying about it!

rough night48% of critics liked this film.

Chatting with dozens of females coming out of the cinema for this film at the Carlton Cinemas on Thursday June 22nd, I found out that out of 26 people – everyone LOVED the film.

Said one female watcher (late 20s, black, female):

“It’s about time we got the female version of THE HANGOVER. Critics liked that film but didn’t like this? We still have a long way to go!”

Scarlett Johansson works overtime to salvage this dismal Bridesmaids knockoff, heavily informed by The Hangover and even Weekend at Bernie’s.

June 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Orchestrating a gender reversal on this concept isn’t especially liberating; you might actually get more laughs out of the cutaways to the lame bachelor party of Jess’s fiancé, where sensitive men get “wild” at their private wine tasting.

June 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Some of the best jokes are belly busters. My favorite involves a slow car and a speed bump.

June 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Formulaic feminism makes for a rough watch in this chick retread of The Hangover. For this we got liberated?

June 16, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

This should have been funnier. Rough Night is a comedy with a great female cast, but the women were given nothing to do.

June 16, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The women in Rough Night are terrific company. They never wear out their welcome. Too bad you can’t say the same for the movie.

June 16, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE – What the critics are saying about the TV show!!

All those detractors who accused it of “race-baiting” only proves why a series like this is so relevant and necessary. But Dear White People is not arrogant or deranged enough to think it’s got the answers. It’s simply asking the questions.

May 2, 2017 | Full Review…

mart, engaging new show, with exceptional cast, that gets better episode by episode – always a good sign.

May 4, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Dear White People is a pop culture-savvy, sometimes explicit, always entertaining look at that process. It’s the perfect series for young people negotiating a world where struggles over identity grow more complex every day.

April 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Dear White People does its job by furthering a vital discussion with interesting characters.

May 1, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The show is beautifully character-driven, weaving through romantic and platonic and unrequited relationships, while also highlighting those aforementioned multitudes of blackness.

May 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Yet despite all the right-on sloganising, there’s lively playing from an unfamiliar cast who create some intriguing characters, and the series may well prove worth pursuing.

May 9, 2017 | Full Review…
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COMEDY TV Show of the Day: BAG YOUR OWN, by Christian Callahan

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ACTORTitle: Bag Your Own

Written by: Christian Callahan

Type: TV PILOT

Genre: Comedy

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COMEDY Feature Film of the Day: LEAVES OF WRATH, by Hilde Susan Jaegtnes

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Written by: Hilde Susan Jaegtnes

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Genre: Tragicomedy, Arthouse, Horror, Musical

Logline: A middle-aged Norwegian poet has to overcome his crippling depression when he embarks on a violent crusade to prevent other poets from writing about autumn leaves as a metaphor for death.

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2016 COMEDY SHORT FILMS

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festival posterA FEW RUBBER BANDS MORE, 5min., USA, Comedy/Western
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festival posterTWO GIRLS, ONE CUP: A STORY OF CHRISTMAS, 5min., USA, Comedy
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festival posterATOMIC COUPLE!, 15min., USA, Comedy/History
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festival posterORANGE YOU GONNA DANCE WITH ME?, 3min., Comedy/Romance
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festival posterHEY YOU, IT’S ME, 8min., USA, Webseries/Comedy
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WHAT’S WEARING MUMMY, 15min, UK, Family/Comedy

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FREEMALES, 20min, Australia, Comedy/Webseries

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festival posterAFRO CRAB, 4min, Taiwan, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterTHE GRAVEYARD SHIFT, 2min, USA, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterDEADLY VIEW, 3min., Ireland, Thriller/Mystery
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festival posterPROVERBIAL LUCK, 5min, Austria, Romance/Comedy
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festival posterTHE APOLOGY, 7min, UK, Mystery/Crime
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festival posterWE’LL SEE IF WE DROWN, 20min., France, Comedy/Crime
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September 2016 Film Festival


festival posterBACK TO THE FUTURE?, 10min., USA, Comedy/Sci-Fi
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September 2016 Film Festival


festival posterUNPRINCIPLED, 13min., USA, Comedy/Drama
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September 2016 Film Festival


festival posterGHOSTBOY, 9min., UK, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterBOTTOMLESS, 2min, USA, Animation/Biography
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INSIDE, 3min., Belguim, Animation/Comedy

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KADDISH!, 6min, France

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ACTORSTEPHEN THE TIME TRAVELLING DOG, 3min, UK, Comedy/Fantasy
Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

ACTORHOWELL, 4min, UK, Horror/Comedy
Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

ACTORNATIVE IMMIGRATION, 15min, UK, Comedy
Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

ACTORCLEAN BREAK, 5min, UK, Comedy
Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

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LOREN THE ROBOT BUTLER: TEACH ME HOW TO DOUGIE!, 3min, USA, Puppetry/Comedy

Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

ACTORTHE DRUNK: GETTING HOME, 6min, UK, Comedy
Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

ACTORIRONIED, 11min, Canada, Drama/Comedy
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festival posterLIKE A STAR
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10min, Italy, Documentary/Comedy


festival posterFANTASY FOOTBALL: A NERD’S TALE
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2min, USA, Action/Comedy


festival posterHERE’S JANE
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12min, USA, Comedy


festival posterMORE THAN GOD
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9min, Ireland, Comedy


festival posterACE
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6min, UK, Family/Kids


festival posterBEHIND TIME
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1min, Sweden, Comedy/Animation


festival posterJEWISH BLIND DATE
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16min, Switzerland, Comedy/Romance


festival posterTIME TO EAT
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4min, USA, Horror/Comedy


festival posterTHE FAUCET
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4min, USA, Comedy


festival posterVAMPIRAS
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5min, USA, Fantasy/Comedy


festival posterLOVE AT FIRST LIGHT
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1min, Ireland, Comedy


festival posterYO SOY PEDRO
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10min, France, Sci-Fi/Comedy


festival posterDISAPPEARED
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5min, Canada, Fantasy/Romance

 

 

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town – Movie Review. Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft


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MR DEEDS TO TOWN, 1936
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Directed by Frank Capra
Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft
Review by Aria Chiodo

SYNOPSIS:

Longfellow Deeds lives in a small town, leading a small town kind of life – including playing the tuba in the town band. When a relative dies and leaves Deeds a fortune, Longfellow picks up his tuba and moves to the big city where he becomes an instant target for everyone from the greedy opera committee to the sensationist daily newspaper.

OSCAR Winner for Best Director (Capra)

Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Cooper), Best Sound, Best Screenplay

REVIEW:

Capra’s Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) is primarily a romantic comedy; it followed his best known romantic comedy, It Happened One Night, and the forgotten Broadway Bill, both from 1934. But Mr. Deeds has more than romance and comedy— it’s an early example of Capra using these genres but also including metaphors to comment more gravely on the state of the country and society. The reason that this original film is so superior to the remake Mr. Deeds (2002) is simply that in the more recent film they upped the romance and ridiculous comedy, and left out the social importance. Capra’s genius partly lay in creating (with the help of great writers) entertaining films for Hollywood that fit into familiar genres but also had social relevance, which is lacking in the majority of Hollywood films today, certainly the current bland romantic comedies.

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town is about a regular small town man, an upstanding citizen, Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper), who inherits two million dollars from an uncle after he dies in a car accident. The uncle’s attorneys take him back to New York, hoping to make a quick settlement and get a large sum from this naïve and honest man. They, of course, are not the only ones hoping to get money out of him; New York is full of swindlers hoping to take advantage of this small town guy, who apparently doesn’t really want the money at all. But he is tougher and smarter than he looks and his upstanding honesty and goodness means that he won’t be swindled by any dishonest and greedy individual. The newspapers can’t lay their hands on him either, since he has a savvy press agent working for him (played by the hilarious Lionel Stander). The only reporter able and smart enough to get close to him is the lovely top reporter Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur), who pretends to be an innocent stenographer and takes Deeds around the city, with photographers at her beck and call and reporting everything for the front page story the next day.

The film presents a story of a man being taken advantage of in the big city, by everyone he meets, including the girl he’s fallen for. It’s a representation of the brutality of the city and its heartless residents— a metaphor for society as a whole and how badly citizens of the country treat one another without even thinking. Of course, Capra is anything but subtle in his representations and metaphors—his hero’s goodness of character and commentary on all he experiences gives us a clear message about the need and possibility for human kindness in society. Deeds’ answer as to what he should use the money for comes in a moving scene when an old farmer demands to see him and goes on a rampage about giving something to the starving families who have lost their properties and way of life. Deeds decides to put his money towards getting acres of the land to give to these families who can then own a new farm. The enormity of this task is shown with the thousands of poor farmers who show up at Deed’s house, but he is insistent on seeing all of them and going through with his task.

The climax of the film is in a courtroom , where the attorneys are charging Deeds with insanity and an inability to handle the amount of money he has been given. He refuses to defend himself, seeming to have lost faith in society and its people, and it is Babe Bennett who helps save him from his hopelessness and wrong conviction, since she is after all in love with him as well. The story is indeed a romance, since Deeds saves Bennett—“the woman in distress” who he has always wanted to save—by making her a better person, and she in turn saves him. Their relationship is simple and sweet, the actors and director never create overly sappy moments; they create a romantic and hopeful pairing. And, through the romance plot, Capra creates a bigger picture of hope: one of a better society in which those with money will help those without, instead of using them to get ahead in the world.

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town is one of the three Oscars Capra received for Best Director, and he is today a great example of one of the old Hollywood directors who knew how to use popular genres to make big studio films, without sacrificing content. While many shallow films were made by the studios to help people forget about the Depression and escape into a world of music and laughter, Capra was reminding the public of the hard times, while also giving a sense of hope and romance.

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