Posts Tagged ‘ dark comedy ’

Must Watch: Black Mirror Episode 1

I haven’t posted in a while and had planned on tossing this review up at some point, but today I found out “Black Mirror” is making its way to the U.S. on the DirecTV channel tonight. So now is as good a time as any!

(The Guardian)

(The Guardian)

Embarrassment and shame often manifest in our adolescence. We see children dressed in wild outfits with mismatched color schemes and oddball designs, completely unashamed. Once we reach adolescence and subsequently adulthood, we go to the ends of the earth in an effort to avoid embarrassment. The humiliation of others, however, is an addictive spectacle with tractor beam capabilities for attracting an audience. Continue reading

God Bless America

Do you watch Toddlers & Tiaras? The Real Housewives of (Insert City)? The Jersey Shore? One of the nine thousand singing competitions? Then Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America is not for you. Well, it is for you, but in a much less positive way than you might be anticipating. Continue reading

Adam’s Apples (Denmark)

The old saying, “everything happens for a reason”, has hardly been more applicable than in Adam’s Apples. Adam Pedersen (Ulrich Thomsen, Hitman) has been released from prison for community service into the care of a priest, Ivan (Mads Mikkelsen, Casino Royale). Ivan is the purest example of an optimist with devout faith in God and all of his actions, while Adam acts as Ivan’s antithesis. The two are stuck in conflict with dire results for Ivan that become more severe as their relationship progresses. Continue reading

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