Watch This: A talky cannibal comedy gives character actors a star vehicle
Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This month: The A.V. Club atones for its sins of omission, recommending the best movies of the year that we didn’t review.
Many is the film review that expresses a wish to set aside the blandly likable lead character of some studio romantic comedy in favor of the supporting players, be it the “edgy best friend” role, the sharp-tongued comic relief, or other smaller parts where the characters haven’t had any and all rough edges sanded off. These are the roles for character actors, and there are any number of excellent performers among this crowd who have made a living consistently standing out in films that sideline their live-wire electricity. (We recently did an entire inventory of some of today’s best.) Gravy feels like a feature-length retort to …