Wine Country Director: Amy Poehler Paper Kite Productions/Netflix Wine Country is funny and sweet and thoughtful, both light-hearted and subtly impactful – but it’s getting the pass-mark only from a lot of critics, damned by faint praise because the expectation is Bridesmaids.
Sisters Director: Jason Moore Little Stranger/Everyman Pictures/Universal Pictures It would be easy, I’m sure, for someone to tell you that Sisters – a vehicle built entirely for the dazzling but effortless chemistry between and individual talents of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – was lazy, crude, cheap, silly. But it’s still fun – and importantly […]
Saturday Night Live – or SNL – meant the world to me before I’d even seen it. It never screened on New Zealand TV when I was growing up, in fact it’s only been the last few years. And these are lean years in the history of the show. Though I still – and always […]
Yes Please Amy Poehler Dey Street Books I’m a sucker for these sorts of books – the comic-memoir/the memoir by a comedian/comedienne. There are some that are laughably bad, others are far too earnest – some try to milk a thin-joke premise as far beyond breaking point as could ever be possible. Others are far […]