Category Archives: Comedy

This Is How Take Me Home Tonight Perfects the Retro Comedy

This Is How Take Me Home Tonight Perfects the Retro Comedy

Retro comedies can be difficult to make. On one hand, leveraging the nostalgia factor to tell a funny story can yield an entertaining film. The problem is, too often, filmmakers rely solely on the nostalgia factor to make the film work. They include numerous references to older movies and pop-culture icons, but they don’t actually… Read More…

This Is Why The Family Has a Perfect Cast

This Is Why The Family Has a Perfect Cast

The Family is a 2013 black comedy about a mafia family that tries to start over in France after joining the Witness Protection Program. Although there is much to praise about the film, the team behind it deserves special credit for appreciating the importance of smart casting. The black comedy genre is difficult to get… Read More…

Why Masterminds Is the Perfect Crime Comedy

Why Masterminds Is the Perfect Crime Comedy

Generally, crime movies—especially those based on true events—are fairly serious in tone. It’s difficult to make a funny film about characters breaking the law. And yet, some filmmakers are able to achieve this goal with extremely entertaining results. Released in 2016, Masterminds is an example of a film that manages to make audiences laugh while… Read More…