Don’t be mislead by the title – The Comedy directed by Rick Alverson is nowhere near a chillling laugh-out. Starring an Adult Swim comedian Tim Heidecker, this indie drama is a bitter look at a life of a “forever young” stereotype – beware those who praise that though, because there is not much to actually laugh about. 374 more words
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Rick Alverson’s The Comedy is not a comedy. It is an anti-comedy. A satire of a self-destructive generation gazing on their own broken world. The film opens on a group of people, mostly slightly overweight men, drinking and dancing, spitting beer and stripping nude. 494 more words
Rick Alverson’s “Entertainment” is a film that subverts all connotations surrounding its title, and rather than directly entertaining us, actually challenges us by inspiring these questions: “What is ‘entertainment,’ why do those who seek to entertain do so, and what do we, the ‘entertained,’ expect from our entertainers?” 670 more words
It’s not often that a movie makes my stomach turn, makes my brain matter want to set itself on fire. I have a pretty high constitution when it comes to to tolerating things “I don’t like.” In fact, I often go out of my way to engage with things that, in general, I disagree with. 949 more words
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