'The Big Sick' Is a Rom-Com about a Broader Kind of Love
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s fresh take on the genre is a love poem, a laugh fest—and a refreshing ode to the beauty of family.
Between Aziz Ansari's Master of None season 2, Hasan Minhaj's Netflix comedy special Homecoming King, and the new romantic comedy The Big Sick (starring and co-written by
Pete Holmes: Believing in God Gave Me Hope as Comic
In his new HBO show 'Crashing,' the former evangelical winks to Christian fans.
Interview by Kate Shellnutt| April 7, 2017. Image: Macall B. Polay / HBO. If Pete Holmes's HBO series Crashing is his love letter to comedy, the church at least gets a tender PS.
The Moral Truths of ‘Suburbicon’
The Coen brothers’ flawed film is effective at exposing the sins of contemporary racism.
anticipated. Given the Coens' reputations for comedy, not just social commentary, the film certainly ranks among the least playful to bear their writing credit.
'Get Out' Locks Our Gaze on Racism’s Horror
Jordan Peele's groundbreaking directorial debut challenges us to see racial sin with clear eyes.
Consider, however, that though the close kinship between the two is frequently overlooked, Christians should be the first to recognize that both horror and comedy are uniquely adept at
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Invites Us to a Bright, Boisterous Duel with Death
The God of Thunder's return to the big screen strikes a timely balance between gravitas, humor, and big, dumb fun.
Within some spheres and traditions of contemporary Christianity, levity and laughter can at times be relegated to the realm of the superfluous, placing comedy and the Christian life in
‘Home Again’ Fails to Challenge Shallow Notions of ‘Home’
Hallie Meyers-Shyer's directorial debut reveals just how dissatisfying good fortune can be.
her guest house rent-free. This setup for a pretty standard situation comedy ought to lead to heartwarming hilarity. It doesn't. Alice's struggle to ground
‘The Good Place’ Imagines an Eternity of Ethics Lessons
The NBC comedy serves up an unusual take on the afterlife with a side of fro-yo, hold the religion.
The NBC comedy serves up an unusual take on the afterlife with a side of fro-yo, hold the religion. 'The Good Place' Imagines an Eternity of Ethics Lessons.
Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Round-Up
Movies about humor and disappointment, inequality and autism, celebrity and Scientology.
It quickly turns into a caper story in the New Zealand bush, and it is incredibly funny. Some salty language, but otherwise a terrific comedy with a big, big heart. 'Dont Think Twice'.
Moms, Go on with Your ‘Bad’ Self
In a culture that expects perfection, sometimes failed moms are just doing their best.
The recently released comedy Bad Moms hurls the “Pinterest-perfect mommy myth” against the wall, shattering it like a doe-eyed Precious Moments figurine.
Pride, Prejudice, Zombies, and Straw Men
It's not a satire. It's not a comedy. It's not anything, really.
Pride, Prejudice, Zombies, and Straw Men. It's not a satire. It's not a comedy. It's not anything, really. A satire, maybe. A comedy. A riff or sideways examination of its subject matter.
Think Fake News Is Scary? Try False Teaching
We learn to spot a lie by studying the truth.
dock. In a sly stroke of comedy, the fisherman's name was listed as “Ima Lion,” and his granddaughter's as “Shebe Lion.”. Shared over 100,000 times.
‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ Gets Cosmic Conflict Disturbingly Right
David Lynch’s cult-classic revival is exactly as imaginative—and as uncomfortable—as it always needed to be.
The first two movies born in Lynch's imagination were 1977's Eraserhead (a hybrid of horror and comedy that Stanley Kubrick called his “favorite film”) and 1984's Blue Velvet (a descent
The Cautionary Tale of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker
Their sins and scandals were extreme, but it’s too easy to dismiss them as an aberration.
winsome traits. More than just a comedy of ethical errors, theirs is a story laced with tragedy. Sanctifying Hedonism. It is, moreover, a cautionary tale. Alert
'The Beguiled' Reveals the Cracks in Our Imagined Selves
Sofia Coppola's latest film is all about the inevitable gap between who we are and who we claim to be.
The same can be said of the movie's genre identity: What is evidently a period melodrama also proves a dark thriller with a surprisingly keen sense of comedy.
'Mommy, Is Gru a Good Guy or a Bad Guy?'
'Despicable Me 3' recalls the Apostle Paul's struggle to 'do the right thing.'
family. The comedy kept my son, who struggles to keep up with dialogue, in stitches, while the more complex family dynamics kept me entertained. Like