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The Overnight

The-Overnight-posterDirector: Patrick Brice

Writer: Patrick Brice

Cast: Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godrèche

Cert: 15

Running time: 79mins

Year: 2015

 

The lowdown: A successful example of that most difficult beast, the sex comedy, The Overnight is a sophisticated, smutty delight. Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling are a couple recently moved to LA with their young son, who have a night not easily forgotten when invited to Jason Schwartzman’s house for dinner and a play date for their boys. Unpredictable and laugh-out-loud hilarious, this is grown-up comedy with the dick jokes purely in service of character… well, mostly.

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The full verdict: In the tradition of Carnage or While We’re Young, The Overnight is a textbook example of how to make a nightmare comedy of social awkwardn...

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - Stiller, posterDirector: Ben Stiller

Writer: Steve Conrad

Cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Shirley MacLaine, Patton Oswalt, Adam Scott

Cert: PG

Running time: 114mins

Year: 2013

The lowdown: Unabashedly sentimental and brimming with the joys of real life, Ben Stiller’s fifth directorial outing jumps off the screen – without the aid of 3D. A triumph of imagination and a cry to grab the world by the collar, it might be too heart-on-sleeve for some but with the wonder on display here it’s a tough nut who has not cracked by the moving final moments. It’s a wonderful life indeed…

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The full verdict: Loosely based on James Thurber’s 1939 two-page story, Stiller’s Walter Mitty is a satire on homogenized CGI-heavy fantasy and celebration of the little man in a corporate world.

As played b...

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Silent Night, Festive Fright!

Christmas is Cancelled!

A Christmas Story. It’s A Wonderful Life. The Muppet Christmas Carol. Home Alone. There are movies infused with holiday spirit that make the sleeps until December 25th more bearable.

These are not those movies.

Instead, we present our favourite movies that take a warped look at the most magical time of the year. And we’re not talking Gremlins or Die Hard. Below we have home invasion, murderous tots, Christmas Eve police brutality, Yuletide demons, and attempted suicide in front of a silly season Looney Tunes cartoon.

Happy Holidays everyone…


The Night Sitter (2018)

A year after Better Watch Out, here is another imperilled-babysitter-at-Christmas-time winner. Elyse Dufour is the sassy child-minder, who begins the film thinking she is the bad guy, planning to t...

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