Posts tagged with "Comic drama"

The Humans
Director Stephen Karam’s punchy adaptation of his stage play pulses with compassion and regret.

On the Count of Three
Two mutually suicidal best friends take their final day for a spin in an off-centre meditation on what really matters.

Hit the Road (‘Jaddeh Khaki’)
Love and loss are the bedrock of an heroic cross-country ride from Iranian film-maker Panah Panahi.

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Emma Thompson is a one-woman whirlwind as a retired schoolteacher with desires above and beyond the classroom.

Official Competition (‘Competencia Oficial’)
The mood du jour is lights, camera, crazy in a Spanish masterclass on how not to make a movie.

Haute Couture
Style meets substance when a transformative friendship takes shape in a Paris atelier. Dramas and Dior. Could anything be more French?

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
A toey Bhutanese teacher discovers a wealth of simplicity in a homespun schoolhouse complete with resident yak. Ridiculously moving.

How to Please a Woman
A sexless middle age is no way on the cards when West Australian women embrace their all-in cleaners.

The Good Boss (‘El Buen Patrón’)
Javier Bardem is up to his eyeglasses in office politics as a slippery factory boss.

I Served the King of England (‘Obsluhoval Jsem Anglického Krále’)
Czech film-maker Jiří Menzel’s oddity about an ambitious waiter is a piquant acquired taste.

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