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They Came Together

In the ’70s and ’80s, parodies were usually attempts to use humor as a way of poking fun at the clichés and conventions of various cinematic genres. Blazing Saddles mocked the self-serious tone of Westerns, Young Frankenstein lampooned the gloominess of vintage horror, and Airplane! mercilessly hammered the cheesiness of all-star disaster movies. Recent years have seen […]

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Obvious Child

A fresh-faced, faux-messy romantic comedy with a refreshingly economic take on the usual meet-cute / separation crisis / resolution arc, Obvious Child is like many tales birthed in purportedly edgy Brooklyn. Yes, it spends its time mostly in Williamsburg’s creative demimonde and the operative comedic style is layered in irony like so many smothering quilts. […]