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While Melfi is obviously a talented writer, his chops do not shine in this kitschy and confused film.

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Rather, those examining the history of bad film should look to one Edward D. Wood Jr., the mind behind B-movie flops such as “Bride of the Monster” and “Plan 9 from Outer Space.”

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Daily Film Writers rank the top Comedies of the 2000s.

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Östlund invites viewers to think critically about the complex themes being discussed, even in bizarre and literally monkeyish ways.

The best comedies exist at the intersection of humor and heart; they make their audience laugh, of course, but they don’t forget the humanity of the characters delivering the jokes.

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Maybe it was the string of duds I was coming off enduring. Maybe it was the aligning of the sun and stars. Maybe it was the eggnog. Whatever the reason, halfway through the movie, I had to a realization. This wasn’t just a good Christmas movie. For increasingly cynical times, 'Elf' is just about the most perfect Christmas movie imaginable.

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The undeniable backbone of the film is Ross Lynch’s portrayal of Dahmer.

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"And I think in a way, the story is a story that is so universal. But because there’s been a lack of female creators that it’s one that’s less documented than male coming-of-age."

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The film feels like a one-man show that, for all the talent Washington brings to the table, can’t seem to create a world that’s interesting enough to hold the attention of audiences.

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The toughest moments to watch on-screen are those that grimly reveal that the nation and its people have remained stagnant, stuck in a place beyond political repair, a place with barren streets and roofs caved in.

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