A Simple Favour is a self-aware, genuinely funny spin on the overheated airport novel genre.
Girls Trip is the real deal, a comedy that’s at once hilarious and emotional, crass and authentic.
Roy Andersson’s absurdist, absurdly-named opus A Pigeon Sat On a Branch Reflecting on Existence (the third film in a loose trilogy) is the polar opposite of the Paul-Feig-inspired mode of filmmaking dominating Hollywood comedies.
Everyone’s got an opinion on the new Ghostbusters whether or not they’ve seen it. Does it suck? Does it rock? …Short answer: yes. To both.
The virulent reaction to the new Ghostbusters film demonstrates how the internet has empowered a force of good and evil: fandom.
Paul Feig has a lot to answer for. Judd Apatow too, come to think of it. These two men, who cut their teeth on Freaks and Geeks, have cast the mould for modern American comedy: in Apatow’s case, extended tales about arrested adulthood, in Feig’s case, putting women front-and-centre of the kind of crude comedies…
Why shouldn’t James Bond be played by Melissa McCarthy? Walking out of Spy, the latest film from Paul Feig – of Bridesmaids and The Heat – I couldn’t think of a convincing reason why not. The film is an uneven but enjoyable comedy. After a flabby opening act – weighed down both by an insistence…