Sword of Trust: Wait, WHO won the war?

Sword of Trust, brilliantly written by Lynn Shelton and Mike O’Brien, finds a way to mix both the political with the funny in this ensemble comedy. Pawnshop owner Mel (Marc Maron) has one of the most inept employees in Nathaniel (Jon Bass).  When it comes to his shop’s customers, Mel is the type who deceives them.  Mel hits the jackpot one day when married lesbian couple Cynthia (Jillian Bell) and Mary (Michaela Watkins) enter the…

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Sundance 2019: Brittany Runs A Marathon

Jillian Bell’s performance in the inspirational Brittany Runs A Marathon shows that the improv comedian is ready to take on the role of being a leading actress. A native of Pennsylvania, Brittany Forgler (Jillian Bell) relocated to New Year but life had something else in mind for her.  When we first meet her, she’s working at a theater where she tries to liven up the joint through her sense of humor.  The only problem with this…

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Pretty Bad Actress: How Far Would You Go?

Inspired by a true story, Pretty Bad Actress is a satirical look at how far talent will go to save their careers. Gloria Green (Heather McComb) is a former child star, best known for playing Trudie, and she’s been struggling ever since.  There’s a lot to take in during the opening, which introduces the former child star through magazine clippings.  This also helps to introduce Dawnee Von Bummell (Stephanie Hodes).  The teenager is obsessed with…

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Rough Night: Bachelorette Party Misadventure Falls Short of Bridesmaids

Rough Night is another Bachelorette Party misadventure and it falls short of being on the same level as Bridesmaids. Directed by Lucia Aniello from a screenplay written by Aniello & Paul W. Downs, Rough Night stars Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer,  Zoë Kravitz, Paul W. Downs, Ty Burrell, and Demi Moore.   Enrique Murciano, Karan Soni, and Dean Winters also star. The R-rated comedy starts out with some college friends (Jess, Alice, Frankie,…

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