A remake of Child’s Play, starring Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry, is now in the can and coming to a theater near you.
Jim Hosking’s film is one of those absurdist boutique comedies that pushes against the definition of a punchline.
Among other things, Plaza spoke to us about how having a stroke at age 20 has informed her work.
The film is indebted to Alexander Payne’s social comedies, which dwell in the backwash of the American dream.
The cast informs their non sequiturs with such soulfulness, allowing the film to largely sustain its one-joke premise.
Gunpowder & Sky has released a safe-for-work green band trailer for the Jeff Baena film.
The film feels most real, even at its most absurd, when focused on the idea of closure as a kind of fantasy.
Much like with Neighbors 2, Mike and Dave’s obvious ace in the hole is its commitment to gender parity.
It emerges as something chillingly akin to the unholy love child of Judd Apatow and Donald Trump.
The film’s larger points essentially fall by the wayside in the name of black comedy that’s largely without genuine edge.