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Rick Alverson's The Comedy (2012) - a poignant tragedy far beyond simple hipster bashing

Tim Heidecker plays an ageing hipster (Swanson) whose father is close to death.

The opening scene is primal, grown men bonding but also yearning for a new beginning, getting naked as a means to simulate rebirth (there’s nothing pretty or glamorous about their orgy of booze and body (it’s a kind of fight club for ageing hipsters)) . 664 more words

The Comedy (2012)

Throwing down the gauntlet in its opening shots, The Comedy begins with a sexlessly homoerotic dance party. Naked schlubs grind against each other to a sensual R&B soundtrack, pouring cheap beer down their pale, soft bodies, tucking their genitals between their legs. 453 more words


Ex-Post for arts/culture blog, 2012: The Comedy (2012) movie review

I just saw ‘The Comedy’, starring Tim Heidecker last night.  It’s basically about fat, middle-aged hipsters who live in Williamsburg and get into a bunch of sociopathic shenanigans.   863 more words



Furtively slithering from the dank depths of our withered canal on 9/28/13, the “This Likers” take on the popular Fox animated comedy BOB’S BURGERS, an assignment genially extended to Stover from Jera, and in return Stover offers the unkind, willfully exasperating Tim Heidecker character study thingy THE COMEDY, a movie for which the term “like” almost has no meaning.   48 more words


Grant's Movies of 2013: The Favorites (Pt. 1)

Another year of cinema had passed us by. And that means Top 10 lists! …In late January. Because that’s when it’s timely for a Top 10 list to come out, right? 1,905 more words