Author’s note: I have forgone the usual reviewing format to write a more personal piece. I saw it as simply the only way to come to terms with the experience I had with Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) when I watched it for the first time. Therefore, although there will be some critical […]
Celebrating its 30th anniversary on February 20th, "Brazil" is a transcendent and hilarious satire of government bureaucracy and corporate greed. Speaking to generations far outside of its humble 1980's beginnings, "Brazil" has made an indelible mark on the sic-fi landscape, and carries with it a strong message, as relevant today as it ever was.
It may not diverge from the teen comedy formula at any moment, but The DUFF is hilarious and charming in all the right places, featuring two endlessly winning performances from Mae Whitman and Robbie Amell.