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A mainstay genre, as old as the hills, good for a laugh, light in tone, and not to be taken too seriously…

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Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt) (2020)
Dir. Monica Zanetti
Feat. Sophie Hawkshaw, Zoe Terakes, Marta Dusseldorp
Australian lesbian rom-com from writer-director Monica Zanetti, based on her own stage play about a teenager who is visited by the ghost of her dead aunt, an LGBT rights activist who died in the 80's. This gay fairy godmother or OWL (older wiser lesbian) dishes out the advice whether it's wanted or not.…
Lowdown Dirty CriminalsLowdown Dirty Criminals (2019)
Dir. Paul Murphy
Feat. James Rolleston, Samuel Austin, Robbie Magasiva
Kiwi crime caper set in Wellington, with likeably formless best buddies Freddy (James Rolleston, THE BREAKER UPPERERS) and Marvin (newcomer Samuel Austin) finding work with a small-time crook and crossing paths with a foul-mouthed crime lord known as The Upholsterer (Rebecca Gibney). Packed with terribly…
AnimalsAnimals (2019)
Dir. Sophie Hyde
Feat. Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat
Raucous comedy with Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat brilliant together as best friends living in Dublin, whose hard partying lifestyle comes under scrutiny when one of them becomes engaged to an extremely sober concert pianist. Australian director Sophie Hyde (52 TUESDAYS) gets to the heart of the…
Come As You AreCome As You Are (2019)
Dir. Richard Wong
Feat. Grant Rosenmeyer, Hayden Szeto, Ravi Patel
A remake of the acclaimed Belgian film 'Hasta La Vista', this endearing and often funny bro comedy follows three young men with disabilities who hit the road with a jaded nurse driver bound for a brothel in Montreal catering to people with special needs.
Climb, TheClimb, The (2019)
Dir. Michael Angelo Covino
Feat. Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin, Gayle Rankin
Expanding on their short film of the same name, friends Michael Angelo Corvino and Kyle Marvin write and star in this caustically funny portrait of their (fictionalised) friendship that spans seven chapters and several years.
Births, Deaths & MarriagesBirths, Deaths & Marriages (2019)
Dir. Beatrice Joblin
Feat. Geraldine Brophy, Tess Jamieson-Karaha, Sophie Hambleton
A cancelled wedding in Upper Hutt in 1994 sets the scene for this chaotic yet surprisingly deft domestic farce made on a credit-card budget. The "home video" aesthetic is at first off-putting, but it ultimately settles down and its gets most of the details right, with characters that have something to say…
KajillionaireKajillionaire (2020)
Dir. Miranda July
Feat. Evan Rachel Wood, Debra Winger, Gina Rodriguez
Irreverent comedy from writer-director Miranda July (ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW) following a struggling family who survive on petty crime, and whose interdependence is interrupted by the arrival of an outsider (Gina Rodriguez). Evan Rachel Wood is both mesmerising and hilariously dead pan in her…

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