Justin Geldzahler

  1. Late Night Court: The Lyrical Comedy of Justice J. Michael EakinIf Law & Order has taught us anything, it’s that comedy has no place in law and order (Although as Community, John Mulaney, and countless […]
  2. Random, Horny, and Hilarious: The Soundtrack of ‘Grease 2’Based on the hit Broadway musical of the same name, Grease was released in 1978. It went on to be the highest grossing film in a year that gave […]
  3. Is ‘The Newsroom’ Really Just an Unfunny Remake of ‘NewsRadio’?At its heart, HBO’s The Newsroom has been a sitcom. Sure, it might be an hour-long and take itself really, really seriously, but consider the […]
  4. ‘Jackie Brown’ and Why Quentin Tarantino Should Make a SitcomQuentin Tarantino makes comedies. His films may belong to a variety of genres (mafia, war, blaxploitation, to name a few), but no matter the […]
  5. ‘Total Recall’ and Schwarzenegger’s Self-ParodyThe Total Recall remake (which I can’t stop from calling Total Remake) might seem unnecessary, but it does have one key difference: Colin […]
  6. Following Brando’s Comedic Instincts in ‘The Godfather’The Godfather is the best film ever made. I might not personally ascribe to this belief, but The Godfather is also a film that can easily be […]
  7. The Golly Gee-Whiz Spectacle of the Wachowskis’ ‘Speed Racer’Go Speed Racer Go Speed Racer Go Speed Racer, Go! – Theme song from Speed Racer Few properties are as aggressively single-minded as Speed […]
  8. ‘Marmaduke, no!": Mocking the Not-so-Great DaneSince 1954, Brad Anderson’s single panel comic Marmaduke has graced newspapers across the country with the misadventures of the Winslow […]
  9. The Sexual, Conspiratorial Farce of ‘Eyes Wide Shut’Fun fact: Steve Martin was supposed to star in Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. (Yes, that Steve Martin.) In his biography Kubrick, Michael […]
  10. We Laugh So We Don’t Cry: The Humor in Holocaust FilmsThe Holocaust is no laughing matter. Not only an immense and terrible tragedy, the Holocaust is also an extremely well-recorded tragedy. Many […]
  11. The Silly, If Delusional, Charm of the Beach Party GenreThe beach party genre began in 1963 with the release of Beach Party by American International Pictures (the irony of the name presumably lost […]
  12. Fighting for Nature: The Stilted Sincerity of Mark TrailNewspaper comics are a funny thing. Like television, the medium requires a constant output of new material. But due to any given comic strip’s […]
  13. David Lynch Takes Hollywood’s Lunch in ‘Mulholland Dr.’Mulholland Dr. is a strange movie. I realize that’s a massive understatement, especially considering that noted oddball David Lynch wrote and […]
  14. Mrs. Peniston and the Hilarious Vulgarity in Edith Wharton’s House of MirthWhen reading respected literature from the Western canon, it can be difficult to process humor found within a thick tome. Sometimes it’s too […]
  15. Justifying the Comedy of JustifiedJustified recently finished its third season, which has been as wild and crime-ridden as any other. This year has seen murderers, kidney […]
  16. The State is the Wu-Tang Clan of ComedyIn late 1993, MTV premiered The State, a sketch show run entirely by The State, a comedy group from NYU. The same year saw Loud Records […]
  17. Legendary Comedian Bill Hicks Was Definitely a Legend, but Was He a […]Unpopular Opinions is a new weekly column in which a writer takes a stand against popular opinion, whether it’s asserting the true merit of a […]