Todd Solondz

todd solondz


V.25 No.28 | 7/14/2016
Wiener-Dog

Film Review

Wiener-Dog

Morosely amused filmmaker constructs a shaggy dog tale for a change

Morosely amused filmmaker constructs a shaggy dog tale for a change.
V.19 No.36 | 9/9/2010
“That’s Mekka-Lekka-  Hi   Mekka-Hiney-Ho!”

Film Review

Life During Wartime

Bleak-humored drama goes past black comedy into ... I don’t know, indigo?

There’s black comedy and then there’s Todd Solondz’ sense of humor. Which isn’t so much black as it is ... just plain wrong. Over the years, the writer-director has dug under the skin of middle-class suburbia, exposing the bleak, laugh-or-you’ll-cry ironies of life in these United States. Films like Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness, Storytelling and Palindromes are as likely to incite a cringe as a chuckle. Needless to say, he’s not everybody’s cup of tea.

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