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‘Oath’ Director: Yes, Fascist Comedy Is About Trump
14 hours ago

‘Oath’ Director: Yes, Fascist Comedy Is About Trump

You’re not going to like Ike Barinholtz’s character, a liberal named Chris, in “The Oath.”

That’s no accident.

The actor craved some ideological balance for his political satire.

“After I …
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Why ‘Beverly Luff Linn’ Just Isn’t Insane Enough
17 hours ago

Why ‘Beverly Luff Linn’ Just Isn’t Insane Enough

Confession time. This critic loathed “The Greasy Strangler” before he loved it.

Director Jim Hosking’s 2016 oddity threw every awkward moment possible at audiences. You either hit “stop” on your …
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How ‘City Slickers’ Did Right By American Males
1 day ago

How ‘City Slickers’ Did Right By American Males

Quick, name the last great comedy that made you laugh and cry.

Not easy, is it?

Billy Crystal’s 1991 comedy “City Slickers [Collector’s Edition] [Blu-ray]” did just that. The film, …
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Sarah Silverman’s Empathy Shtick More Fake News
2 days ago

Sarah Silverman’s Empathy Shtick More Fake News

Rodney King famously said, “Why can’t we all just get along?”

Comic Sarah Silverman has been summoning that spirit while promoting her Hulu series, “I Love You, America.”

Here’s the …
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Reporters Memory Hole ‘Star Wars’ Scribe’s Hate
2 days ago

Reporters Memory Hole ‘Star Wars’ Scribe’s Hate

Imagine reporting on Roseanne Barr’s firing from ABC as, “Comic Loses Gig for Wayward Tweet” … and not mentioning what she wrote.

It’s just not possible.

Barr’s ugly, racially charged …
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Film Critics, MSM Ignore ‘Gosnell’ [Again]
3 days ago

Film Critics, MSM Ignore ‘Gosnell’ [Again]

A single photograph shamed the entire media landscape, but only for a while.

A reporter covering the case against Dr. Kermit Gosnell snapped a picture of empty rows set aside …
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‘Deplorables’ Tour Challenges Left’s Comedy Stranglehold
4 days ago

‘Deplorables’ Tour Challenges Left’s Comedy Stranglehold

Steve McGrew calls conservative comics the “punk rockers” of the stand-up world.

“Supporting [President Donald Trump] is like being punk in the ‘70 and ‘80s, going against the establishment,” the …
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Patti Lupone: Christian Right Is No Different from al-Qaida
5 days ago

Patti Lupone: Christian Right Is No Different from al-Qaida

Patti LuPone was cursing out President Donald Trump long before Robert De Niro got into the act.

The 69-year-old Broadway legend once said she wouldn’t perform if Trump entered a …
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HiT Review: ‘First Man,’ ‘Goosebumps 2’
6 days ago

HiT Review: ‘First Man,’ ‘Goosebumps 2’

Damien Chazelle is three for three.

That can be fuzzy in baseball terms, since it can mean three bunt singles or three home runs.

The director of “Whiplash” and “La …
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Liberal Filmmaker Shreds Left’s Nazi Punching Obsession
1 week ago

Liberal Filmmaker Shreds Left’s Nazi Punching Obsession

Justin Norman didn’t mind mocking Donald Trump prior to the 2016 presidential election.

Now, the filmmaker would rather shoot almost any other kind of comedy short than one tweaking the …
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