Tag: satire

Suburbicon (2017) 5.7

Suburbicon (2017)

In the bosom of Suburbicon--a family-centred, all-white utopia of manicured lawns and friendly locals--a simmering tension is brewing, as the first African-American family moves in the idyllic community, in the hot su...

Summer of Blood (2014) 5.4

Summer of Blood (2014)

Erik Sparrow is one of the lucky ones. He's got a good job. He's in a stable relationship. He lives in one of the greatest cities in the world. Does he deserve it? Probably not. He's not too bright. He's not very attr...

Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) 8.1

Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

The story of Brian of Nazareth, born on the same day as Jesus of Nazareth, who takes a different path in life that leads to the same conclusion. Brian joins a political resistance movement aiming to get the Romans out...

Modern Times (1936) 8.5

Modern Times (1936)

Chaplin's last 'silent' film, filled with sound effects, was made when everyone else was making talkies. Charlie turns against modern society, the machine age, (The use of sound in films ?) and progress. Firstly we se...

In the Loop (2009) 7.4

In the Loop (2009)

The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller doesn't think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Developmen...

Sightseers (2012) 6.5

Sightseers (2012)

Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

School Daze (1988) 6

School Daze (1988)

In the South of the United States are taking place confrontations between two groups of students who have different ideas and are not able to accept the one of the opponent. Written by Volker Boehm

Jeff Ross Roasts the Border: Live from Brownsville, Texas (2017) 6.7

Jeff Ross Roasts the Border: Live from Brownsville, Texas (2017)

Roastmaster Jeff Ross explores the world surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border, speaking to immigrants, DREAMers, detainees, border patrolers, human traffickers and Trump supporters. Then he puts on a show next to the bo...

Black Peter (1964) 7.1

Black Peter (1964)

Petr is 17 years old and starts work as a security worker against shoplifting in a busy self-service shop. His boss gives him pretty basic instructions, and Petr is pretty unsuccessful at work. He doesn't do much bett...

Bowfinger (1999) 6.4

Bowfinger (1999)

Forty-nine year old Bobby Bowfinger is the owner/president of a Hollywood-based production company, Bowfinger International Pictures. The company has yet to produce a film, Bobby's personal net worth is virtually zero...

The Death of Stalin (2017) 7.2

The Death of Stalin (2017)

In early-1953 Moscow, under the Great Terror's heavy cloak of state paranoia, the ever-watchful Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, collapses unexpectedly of a brain hemorrhage. Inevitably, when his body is discovered the f...

Network (1976) 8.1

Network (1976)

In the 1970s, terrorist violence is the stuff of networks' nightly news programming and the corporate structure of the UBS Television Network is changing. Meanwhile, Howard Beale, the aging UBS news anchor, has lost h...

Edtv (1999) 6.1

Edtv (1999)

In a Hail Mary move for corporate preservation, the San Francisco based Northwest Broadcasting Corporation launches True TV, a new network which will broadcast the life of an Average Joe or Jane, 24/7 live and thus un...

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) 5.7

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

A satire set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.

UHF (1989) 7

UHF (1989)

George Newman is a daydreamer whose hyperactive imagination keeps him from holding a steady job. His uncle decides George would be the perfect man to manage Channel 62, a television station which is losing money and v...

Lost After Dark (2015) 4.8

Lost After Dark (2015)

In this clever homage to '80s slasher films, a group of teenagers looking to party get stranded when their ride breaks down and end up being stalked by a cannibalistic killer.

Josie and the Pussycats (2001) 5.4

Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

For years, the record industries have inserted subliminal messages into music so that they can turn teenagers into brain dead zombies who do nothing but buy, buy, buy. And whenever the musician or band finds out the t...

Wag the Dog (1997) 7.2

Wag the Dog (1997)

After being caught in a scandalous situation days before the election, the president does not seem to have much of a chance of being re-elected. One of his advisers contacts a top Hollywood producer in order to manufa...

Orgazmo (1997) 6.1

Orgazmo (1997)

Joe Young was a simple young man trying to spread the word of the Book of Mormon when he picked the wrong house to preach at! The owner, a porn director named Maxxx Orbison, tells his henchmen to kill the guy at the d...

The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque (1993) 7.1

The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque (1993)

In 1992, the socialist mayor of a little French town with the help of his contacts in Paris get the money to build a multimedia house. But the socialist party lose his majority in the election. But... But... Well ever...

Lake Eerie (2016) 4.9

Lake Eerie (2016)

A young widow moves into an old house on Lake Erie to recover from the sudden loss of her husband; however, she soon discovers a dark secret and that she is not alone.

The 10th Victim (1965) 6.6

The 10th Victim (1965)

A campy futuristic tale where people hunt one another for sport. In this film, Victim and Hunter run around Italy trying to score a kill in front of the movie crews they arranged so they could make commercials from th...

Loners (2019) 5.3

Loners (2019)

A satire about an ensemble of eccentric loners caught in the middle of "The War on Loneliness", a program created by politicians to stem the growing tide of violence. Forced to endure a government-mandated group thera...

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) 6.2

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

This film is a sequel in name only to Valley of the Dolls (1967). An all-girl rock band goes to Hollywood to make it big. There they find success, but luckily for us, they sink into a cesspool of decadence. This film ...

Time Bandits (1981) 7

Time Bandits (1981)

A young boy's wardrobe contains a time hole. Through this hole an assortment of short people (i.e. dwarfs) come while escaping from their master, the supreme being. They take Kevin with them on their adventures throug...

Dear White People (2014) 6.1

Dear White People (2014)

A social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly ...

The Congress (2013) 6.5

The Congress (2013)

An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

Natural Born Killers (1994) 7.3

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however l...

The Scalphunters (1968) 6.8

The Scalphunters (1968)

Trapper Joe is on his way to the town with all of his gain of hides of the last winter. However a group of Indians stops him and takes all of his hides, leaving him the escaped slave Joseph instead. But Joe has no use...