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Amanda Mazzillo is a writer with a B.A. in Writing & Linguistics and a minor in Film Studies from Georgia Southern University. She enjoys writing comedy and exploring all forms of media. Her Twitter name is a bad pun: @mazzillofirefox

RUSHMORE: Economic Class Struggles & Secrets In The Neo-Screwball Genre

Rushmore is a film that employs screwball comedy conventions, helping to create an interesting combination of genres.

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FIST FIGHT: A Briskly Funny Exploration of the American Education System

Not all the jokes in Fist Fight land, but the film still works surprisingly well as a satirical exploration of the American education system.

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The Beginner's Guide: Parody

Despite its poor rap of recent years, parody a rich genre with great gems. In this Beginner's Guide we consider its history and current

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DON'T KILL IT: A Funny & Nostalgic Gore-Fest

Don't Kill It is a throwback to 1980s horror, in addition to updating some of the rather outdated tropes found in those types of

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LOST CAT CORONA: A Natural Friendship Hidden In An Underwhelming Film

Lost Cat Corona is a film that is occasionally funny, yet suffers from underdeveloped characters, which makes it hard to remain invested.

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GIRLFRIEND'S DAY: A Bittersweet Valentine's Day Gift In A Package With Potential

Girlfriend's Day is a film that is occasionally funny, yet it tries to ambitiously blend multiple genres, in a way that only partly works.

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David Brent: Life on the Road: A Tour of Sadness, Monotony, and Acceptance

Ricky Gervais' feature length outing for his most beloved character is one of the most emotionally poignant comedies in recent memory.

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Elaine May had a run of successful films in the '70s and '80s, yet she remains an underappreciated director and writer in the industry.

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Auld Lang Syne: A Memorable Release Of Built-Up Tension

On New Year's Eve, six friends get together and reflect on their lives, and the bigger issues in the world. Auld Lang Syne is

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The Cinematic Foreshadowing Of Reality Television

Reality television might be a norm today, yet in past generations it didn't exist; looking back, though, we can see its beginnings in film.

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