Posts tagged Humor
Their Finest

Their Finest does that difficult thing of being funny about a period and reverential about it at the same time.  And above it all is Gemma Arterton.  Her performance is subtle, humorous, strong and committed.  Their Finest is one of those increasingly rare occasions where a film happily sits across generations and manages to please all.

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David Baddiel My Family: Not The Sitcom

As George Bernard Shaw once famously wrote: "If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance."  In the case of David Baddiel's new show My Family: Not The Sitcom, he doesn't so much make them out to dance, as line his parents up and conga them around the Playhouse Theatre.  That and spending two hours taking his mother's grammar and her spelling of masturbation to task.

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The Last Laugh - LFF Review

Can you make a good joke about the Holocaust?  Nazis, by all means.  But the Holocaust itself?  That is the premise of Ferne Pearlstein's superb documentary on the subject.  To broach such a subject, you need to have the roster to bring weight to the subject and my goodness, Pearlstein has gathered a who's who of the great and greater of Jewish comedy.  A film that could have relied on the humour doesn't and the survivors interviewed make this the best film I saw at this years London Film Festival.

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