Tag Archives: Black Comedy

Review: University of Life by Daley James Francis

★★★★★ University of Life by Daley James Francis

It’s the summer of ’97: Prime Minister Tony Blair’s first year of office, Princess Diana’s unbeknownst final weeks, the year the Backstreet Boys were “back, alright.” When London crime boss Eddie Daniels unexpectedly loses his courier on the job during a car crash, it becomes his prerogative to recover the suitcase of cocaine about to be taken with him.…

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Review: Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder

★★★★½ Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder

Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder begins with a poodle being thrown out of a window on an L.A. freeway. Brothers Mike and Dan Miller, one an almost-respectable accountant and one a completely crooked talent agent get embroiled in a caper with many angles: a missing $75,000, a brutal loan shark swarf and his much bigger sidekick, a coke-addled dentist, and other denizens of the sweat-infused San Fernando Valley.…

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