Posts tagged "dark comedy"
Fargo (1996) Joel and Ethan Coen
The film - excellent, of course. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen it, and it never gets old.
The audio commentary with DP Roger Deakins - just alright. Deakins tells some interesting stories, explains some of the joys and difficulties of shooting, but towards the end sort of gives up and just watches the movie in silence. I don’t blame him =)
#130 - 6/11/2012
World’s Greatest Dad (2009) Bobcat Goldthwait
Surprisingly heartfelt and surprisingly funny, I enjoyed World’s Greatest Dad.
I really liked the dark humor, and Robin Williams’ quiet loser character worked here and wasn’t too annoying. Overall, there’s something a little off - a little too long? Wrapped up too nicely? A bit heavy-handed? - but there’s an honesty that I really appreciated.
I’m not super familiar with Bobcat Goldthwait’s work, his characters or his acting. In fact, the first I heard of him was on WTF, which was a great ep. (He’s also been doing a little of the publicity circuit for God Bless America, so I’ve been hearing him more recently on other podcasts as well.) Anyway, I think he’s really funny.
#124 - 6/9/2012