Theater Camp – Sundance 2023

Theater Camp uses a mockumentary approach as its means of storytelling in this very hysterical music-driven comedy. I love a good mockumentary. There’s nothing like the intertitles drawing laughs almost as much as the rest of the film. It’s been a while since we had a really good mockumentary on the big screen. Is Christopher Guest still making them? Theater Camp could rival any of his mockumentary comedies! In all honesty, they made the film…

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The People We Hate at the Wedding Is Hysterical

The People We Hate at the Wedding is the dysfunctional family comedy that brings the laughs ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend. Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin and Wendy Molyneux’s script is based on Grant Ginder’s bestselling novel of the same name. Every family has their flaws–whether we choose to admit it in front of our friends or not–but this film takes flaws to the next level. In this comedy, you have siblings who do not have the best…

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Pitch Perfect Marks 10 Year Aca-Anniversary

Pitch Perfect, a sleeper hit musical comedy, recently marked the tenth aca-anniversary of the film’s theatrical release in 2012. I still remember the first time that I saw this film way just over a decade ago. It was the end of September 2012. I had already been a fan of Anna Kendrick as a result of Up in the Air and knew Brittany Snow from watching American Dreams on NBC. It should go without saying…

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Dear Evan Hansen Isn’t As Bad As Cats, Thank G-d

Dear Evan Hansen may not be the monstrosity of a movie musical that Cats was two years ago but exploiting suicide is unforgivable. While Dear Evan Hansen may have been a Broadway phenomenon, the film is not the cinematic event that it claims to be. Ben Platt isn’t going to become an EGOT winner on this film and it’s not his fault. He may have been the right age for the role when he was…

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Broken Diamonds Finds Humor In Mental Illness

Broken Diamonds utilizes humor in how it seeks to tell a story about mental illness on screen with a main focus on schizophrenia. Scott Weaver (Ben Platt) is planning to upend his life and move to France when life changes in an instant. He gets a call from his dad only stepmom Cookie (Yvette Nicole Brown) informing him that he’s father just died. Cookie asks Scott to pick up his sister, Cindy (Lola Kirke), so…

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SXSW 2019: Run This Town

Run This Town tells the story of late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford by way of city employees and an investigative journalist hoping to be the next Bob Woodward. The film starts out with Bram Shriver (Ben Platt) getting a job with The Record.  Journalism isn’t what it once was yet it’s Bram’s dream job.  He’s a guy who would rather be breaking the big stories like Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.  The reality?  Bram is…

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