December has dawned and with it have come the lists. Site & Sound kicked it off with their Best Films (International Division), and then the Independent Spirit nominees followed, and then the National Board of Review, and then, and then, and then.
What Adult Swim (at its best) offers us is something we could call genre riffing: using an existing genre as a loose play-set for broader satirical material on the entertainment industry and contemporary culture, with room for a lot more jokes fired from unexpected directions.
There are laughs to be had in A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, though they're inconsistent and haphazard. The whole movie has that sloppy feel, as though it were assembled from leftover parts of other, better comedies.
There's a blog to be written about Greatest Films of All-Time about Workers and work themes but for now, lets look at those made or released in the last year. In terms of feature films, there are 5 standouts.