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Entries Tagged as 'Dark comedy'

In Bruges (2008) R 107min

September 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

In Bruges (2008)

In Bruges is Martin McDonagh’s (2006 Oscar winner for script for ”Six Shooter”) directorial debut, starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes.
The plot: At Christmas time two Irish hit men are hiding after they did a job that didn’t go as planned - they are sent [...]

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Tags: Dark comedy · Thrillers/Suspense · UK

Review: Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006) R 121min

August 26th, 2008 · No Comments

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006)

This award-winning picture was directed by Tommy Lee Jones, his first work as director, and based on the book by Guillermo Arriaga, an Oscar-nominated author and play-writer. Arriaga also wrote script for Universal/Focus feature film Amores Perros (2000) starring Benicio [...]

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Tags: Adventure · DVD · Dark comedy · Drama · Movies · Road Films · USA · Westerns

Review: The Dark Knight (2008) PG-13 152min

July 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

The Dark Knight (2008)

By now everyone knows that The Dark Knight (a.k.a. Batman Begins 2) has been a boxoffice record-setting sequel to the 2005′ Batman Begins. This menacing graphic novel made for screen was directed by Christopher Nolan, who also directed the original [...]

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Tags: Action · Dark comedy · Drama · Fantasy · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense · USA

Dead Man (1995) R 2h

July 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Review: Dead Man (1995)

This dramatic western starring Johnny Depp was written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.
The plot: After death of his parents, William Blake, an accountant from Cleveland, takes a job offer and moves to the Town of Machine at the end of the [...]

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Tags: Black and White · Cult Films · DVD · Dark comedy · Drama · Movies · USA · Westerns

Review of “Snakes On The Plane” (2006) R 105min

March 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Snakes On The Plane (2006)

The plot: An FBI agent (Samuel L. Jackson) brings a murder witness on an airplane. During the flight, snakes come out out of everywhere. The good: ehm… nothing.
The bad: you can tell you are going to see a bad [...]

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Tags: Adventure · DVD · Dark comedy · Disaster · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) R 1h 57min

January 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Wow! What a movie! This is Tim Burton at his best. I could not think of a better director to make this screen adaptation of the Broadway musical.
The plot: After had been convicted for a crime he was innocent of and spending 15 [...]

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Tags: Crime/Gangster · Dark comedy · Drama · Foreign · Horror · Movies · Musicals · Romance · UK · USA

Review of “Hot Fuzz” (2007) R 121min on HD DVD

December 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Hot Fuzz (2007)

This is a surprisingly very funny cop-buddy comedy from creators of Shaun of the Dead (2004), director Edgar Wright who co-wrote thr script with Simon Pegg, who starred as main character in both movies. There are no big special effects, but [...]

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Tags: Action · Comedy · DVD · Dark comedy · Foreign · Movies · UK

Running With Scissors (2006) R 120min

November 14th, 2007 · No Comments

This all-star cast movie is based on Augusten Burroughs’s best-selling novel memoir.
The plot: Augusten Burroughs (Jack Kaeding -> Joseph Cross) was growing up in a dysfunctional family, with alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) and mentally unstable mother (Annette Bening) with her delusions of grandeur. As a boy [...]

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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Dark comedy · Drama · Movies

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)

September 12th, 2007 · No Comments

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)

I have not seen a descent movie come out of Romania in decades. The best movies I’ve seen was 1976 “Toate pînzele sus”, 1988 “Morometii” (Moromete Family”) and a very nice 1981 fairytale “Maria, Mirabella”, with most of the [...]

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Tags: DVD · Dark comedy · Drama · Foreign · Movies · Romania

Delicatessen (1991)

August 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Delicatessen (1991)

This movie is directed by Jean-Pierre Jeonet, same guy who directed “Le Fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain” (aka “Amelie” in US release), which was so big in Europe and which I love so much. So I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that [...]

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Tags: Comedy · Cult Films · DVD · Dark comedy · Film Noir · Foreign · France · Movies