Tag Archives: The Boss

Five bosses who could Melissa McCarthy a run for her money

From the devil who wears designer labels to the literal incarnate of evil itself, cinema has long been a platform for employers to be presented as anything but reasonable.  On the eve of Melissa McCarthy doing her best bad boss impersonation in (the appropriately titled) The Boss, here’s a look at five other business heads you can be thankful aren’t over-seeing your day-to-day work routines.... Continue Reading

Film Review: The Boss (MA15+) (USA, 2016)

After going out of her way to make herself seem as unappealing as possible in the misguided Tammy, Melissa McCarthy opts for the opposite effect in The Boss, prettying herself up considerably (at least physically) to play a power-hungry mogul who, against our better judgement, we can’t hate as much as we should due to the actress’s talent at making her larger-than-life creations strangely likeable. At a point in her career where she can choose to do pretty much whatever she desires, it is a little baffling that she continues to aim for the lowest common dominator but it’s a niche she’s comfortable in, and as the old saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.... Continue Reading