Keanu (2016)

Keanu (2016)
“Oil and Smoke: The Carnivalesque Double Consciousness of Key and Peele” The first thing I do when I teach film comedy is observe that the funniest contemporary films were loathed upon their release. Critics dismissed Airplane! (Jim Abrahams and David Zucker, 1980) and Caddyshack (Harold Ramis, 1980) as sophomoric, not seeming to notice the close ...

Horns (2013)

Horns (2013)
“Cads, From Top to Bottom” In his wonderful study of cads and other miscreants, entitled… well, let’s just say it rhymes with “grass bowls,” and is similar to donkey chasms, and means “stinkers,” philosopher Aaron James argues: “[T]he [schmuck] does what he does out of a ‘sense of entitlement,’ a sense of what he deserves, ...