When they learn that their best friend is dying from Covid-19, a pair of filmmakers document their journey in Wes Schlagenhauf Is Dying. I’m not sure which genre this film falls into because it certainly isn’t a documentary. In fact, the film makes its Tribeca premiere in the Narrative Competition. I went into this film wanting to like it after hearing positive reactions from friends in the film industry. However, I’m falling somewhere in the…"Wes Schlagenhauf Is Dying – Tribeca 2022"
Yearly Departed brings on a different set of eulogists in 2021 as the special returns for a second year of roasting the year that was. Yvonne Orji hosts this year’s special, which features eulogies by Jane Fonda, Chelsea Peretti, Meg Stalter, Dulcé Sloan, Aparna Nancherla, and X Mayo. Rachel Brosnahan, one of the executive producers, doesn’t give a eulogy this year but does make an awesome appearance late in the special. I absolutely love her…"Yearly Departed S2 Roasts 2021, In Memoriam"
Rooftop Films premieres the 1970s New York City-set comedy Inspector Ike, inspired by the likes of Columbo and The Naked Gun. After moving around the world, Inspector Ike (Ikechukwu Ufomadu) relocated back to New York City. It’s here where he joined the force and became the greatest police detective. He’s not a bumbling idiot and certainly doesn’t play the role in a way that Leslie Nielsen might. Ufomadu plays the detective with a deadpan delivery…"Inspector Ike Inspired By Columbo, The Naked Gun"
Mary Holland is having quite the year on screen and her performance in the competitive arm wrestling movie, Golden Arm, is no exception. The film was set to premiere last year at SXSW and well, we all know what happened there. But anyway, it’s finally coming out this week. Honestly, I can see what the festival programmers chose to have the film premiere at the fest. I really do think that Golden Arm is the…"Golden Arm: Mary Holland Is Having A Year"
It Started As A Joke celebrates the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival as well as offering some insight into the life of comedian Eugene Mirman. The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival started in 2008 as a joke. It came to be as Mirman, Julie Smith Clem, and Mike Birbiglia were drinking one night. What’s funny is that the festival was originally supposed to be a one-off. Nobody could possibly foresee what would become of it. Next thing you…"SXSW 2019: It Started As A Joke"