Hot Air Falls Short Of Its Potential As Satire

Hot Air falls quite a bit short of its maximum potential in the political climate for satire especially with having a focus on conservative talk radio. Lionel Macomb (Steve Coogan) is the host of Fired Up.  He’s had this job for 20 years.  Don’t get me wrong–the comic actor brings the right persona required for the job.  The important thing here for the film is that we’re able to buy into Coogan as a right-wing…

"Hot Air Falls Short Of Its Potential As Satire"

Sundance 2019: Before You Know It

Before You Know It manages to successfully blend the dysfunctional family comedy and soap opera genres together with a Jewish sensibility. Imagine living in your childhood apartment with your father, sister, and niece.  This is the situation that Rachel Gurner (Rachel Gurner)–stage manager at her family’s downstairs theatre–finds herself in.  The situation is one that isn’t so great for dating as Rachel learns rather quickly.  Together with sister Jackie (Jen Tullock) and father (Mandy Patinkin),…

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