Summary: What can you say about a film that deals with religious extremists in a comedic manner? While it’s probably not for everyone, Four Lions is one of the funniest films I’ve seen in a long time, and Magnolia has done another great job with this blu-ray release.
Summary: Full disclosure: A friend of mine was one of the producers on 'Four Lions'. While this might put me in the awkward position of having to judge the work of someone I know, I'll point out a few mitigating factors.
Excerpt: Even for the most heady, unflinching drama, terrorism remains a risky subject matter to build a motion picture around. "Four Lions" tackles the rituals of a team of suicide bombers with a comedic slant -- itself perhaps an act of cinematic self-extermination.
Excerpt: Chris Morris’ corrosive black comedy Four Lions explores the lighter side of jihad. It’s a ballsy romp through one of the least lighthearted subjects imaginable, a wacky slapstick comedy that gleans big, cathartic laughs from the surreal juxtaposition of the mundane and the militantly spiritual, and...
Excerpt: The film Four Lions is about a group of friends who are muslim terrorist-wannabees, and it’s a movie that doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to delivering a joke. Nothing is off-limits in this film, which is actually a good thing because every time it breaks a “taboo,” you probably won’t even...
Excerpt: Chris Morris has become a name synonymous with controversy; perhaps his most infamous claim to fame is that the Daily Mail described one of his shows as �the sickest television show ever�. That show was �Paedogeddon!
Excerpt: This film is a witty, riotously funny, and undeniably unique comedy. At no stage does it resort to extracting cheap laughs from its volatile subject matter as is the case with so many other movies that pose as "outrageous".
Excerpt: Sent 90-tal, eller möjligen tidigt 2000-tal innan den nosade sig till mig, förgyllde Chris Morris min värld med "Brass Eye", en fejkdokumentär humorserie som satiriserade undersökande journalistikprogram som har sina svenska motsvarigheter i exempelvis "Striptease" och "Uppdrag Granskning".
Excerpt: Nyligen avlyssnade jag ett avsnitt ur Utbildningsradions ”Pop och politik”, där det refererades till en amerikansk förhörsledare med uppdrag att psykiskt knäcka irakiska fångar, delvis med musiken som vapen.