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From left, social media influencer Yaya (Charlbi Dean Kriek) and model Carl (Harris Dickinson) are two of the rich passengers aboard a journey full of chaos and vomiting.

Review: Ruben Östlund’s latest satire critiques capitalism

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor November 1, 2022
After winning the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, "Triangle of Sadness" releases in theaters to shock audiences.
From left, Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown portray a televangelist and his first lady as they try to rebuild their church following a scandal.

Review: Religious satire takes viewers to church

By Sydney Brumfield, Senior Writer September 14, 2022
The comedic satire “Honk for Jesus. Save your Soul.” effectively tackles the immense misappropriation of wealth that occurs within Christianity.
Javier Bardem stars as Julio Blanco, the head of an industrial scale factory who makes heinous decisions to try and clear his image.

Review: Javier Bardem shines in satirical comedy

By Giancarlo Messina, Contributing Writer September 10, 2022
Spanish director Fernando León de Aranoa’s newest satire "The Good Boss" features a formidable Javier Bardem at the center.
The visionary director behind “Okja” and “The Host” returns with “Parasite,” a pitch-black comedy that sharply becomes an intense thriller. The acting, cinematography and narrative are all stellar.

Review: Movie is thrillingly unpredictable

By Arleigh Rodgers November 6, 2019

To predict “Parasite” is to ask the impossible, like erasing a memory, turning backward in time or evading gravity. But writer-director Bong Joon Ho’s shrewd narrative is sharp and grim and, most...

Director Arnando Iannucci returns to political satire with The Death of Stalin, which follows the senior members of Josef Stalins Council of Ministers as they fight to take control of the government.

Review: Shocking satire crafts slapstick power struggle

By Michael Friedman, Staff Writer April 9, 2018
“The Death of Stalin” contains hilarious performances across the board, a razor-sharp script and a desolate tone that adds plenty of emotional depth.
The Square is a Swedish satirical drama that follows museum curator Christian (Claes Bang) and a publicity stunt promoting his museums new art installation.

Review: Satirical drama’s message is overlong and obscure

By Aidan Lentz, Staff Writer December 12, 2017
Patience-testing and ambiguous, “The Square” is a prime example of a filmmaker trying to say far too many things with not nearly enough words.
Ingrid Goes West stars Aubrey Plaza as a social media obsessed woman who travels across the country to stalk her celebrity idol.

Review: Complex characters go far in ‘Ingrid Goes West’

By Jake Leary, Life and Culture Editor August 27, 2017
"Ingrid Goes West" is a multifaceted, character-rich, hilarious examination of celebrity culture, mental illness and social media addiction.

#CancelColbert More Complicated Than a Single Tweet (Pt. 2)

By Jared Wolf April 2, 2014

When I wrote about the 'other side' of the #CancelColbert controversy, the side that is being ignored by the mainstream media airtime but is at the heart of why the movement is so important, I realized...

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