Archive for August, 2009

“Mafioso” – A.J. Hakari

It’s curious how often mobsters come up in comedy. Perhaps it’s because film has turned them into their own parodies, so often given the same habits and even recurring dialogue that humor is their last shot at originality. It’s hard to say exactly where the likes of Analyze This and Johnny Dangerously came from, though [...]

“Big Man Japan” – A.J. Hakari

Big Man Japan puts me in an awkward state of affairs. In theory, it represents the perfect film, one that takes a conventional subject and dares to do something different with it. But it does so with such banality, with such scant consideration towards pacing or tone, I can’t help but deem it a letdown [...]