There’s a Zulu proverb – umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu – that roughly translates as “A person is a person because of people”: in other words, our characters are shaped by those we encounter and are ever changing. That is the rough theme of Tom O’Neill’s Grattan and Me, a sprawling, freewheeling satirical look at modern Ireland, circa […]Read more "Begorrathon 2017: Grattan and Me"
While everybody was watching and tweeting about the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary show on Sunday evening, another landmark moment in the culture was taking place. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, which has targeted everything from the Miss America Pageant to McDonald’s to the sugar industry to the President of Ecuador, decided to have a go at Big Tobacco with a combination […]Read more "Forget #SNL40 – #JeffWeCan is THE Hashtag of the weekend"
So now after all the controversy over the Sony Hack and The Interview, it turns out we can see the film … and thousands did just that yesterday. When it still looked as if The Interview would never be seen by anyone, the Alamo Drafthouse planned to screen another North Korean-bashing comedy, Team America: World Police (2004) […]Read more "Derka Derka! TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE (video review)"
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