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  • George Carlin's American Dream

    George Carlin's American Dream

    On the one hand, this doc is likely to rile up the “comedians are the last truth tellers” club. There’s a scene where Chris Rock literally says that comics have replaced philosophers. And it can feel like the film’s thesis boils down to “be real,” which can seem a lot, in this case, like “be angry.”

    On the other hand, it may offer a lesson to comedians to bother to put work into their craft, and to commit full to,…

  • Blankman

    Blankman

    Superior in every way to the any superhero movie of the past 20 years. Still not very good.

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Enjoyed the first hour or so, then felt totally beat up and exhausted. Felt like someone saying “I LOOOOOVE YOOOOOUUUUU” in super slo-mo for the last 80 minutes. A classic case of “if everything is awesome, then nothing is.” Its flaws are summed up—I think—by the gential blurring during the butt plug fight. A properly daring movie would have the nerve to show the dick and balls flopping around. The epic bacon “I put everything on a bagel!” humour also…

  • Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special

    Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special

    I found this incredibly difficult to watch, for a few reasons.

    First: I had to reactivate my Netflix account, which was annoying.

    Second: Norm is probably my favourite comedian ever, and while I'm not the kind of person who habitually over-invests in the lives of celebrities, he meant a lot to me. I interviewed him once and made him laugh, and it felt like a genuine triumph (though he was an easy laugh, just one of his likeable qualities). Watching…