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Film review: I know you’ll love ‘Popstar’, I know you’ll care

Few filmmakers in American comedy make more of spectacular nonsense than the Lonely Island (Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone), and “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” fits comfortably into the group’s decade-long filmmaking excursion towards the delightful and absurd. The pop-mockumentary mixes the glossy and silly into another syllabic ode to bullshit ideas ranging…

Hilarious yet inconsistent: Waititi and Clement’s ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

Though frequently hilarious, “Shadows” is so enamored with the cleverness of its own premise — in which a gaggle of Bela Lugosi-esque flatmates allow a film crew to document the mundanity of their undead lives ­­— that it often sacrifices tonal consistency for cheap gags. Veering wildly between the mirthful and the macabre, Waititi and Clement’s latest feature goes down sweet but, in its tonal disjunction, manages to leave a fairly foul aftertaste.