7. The Nice Guys
Shane Black and Anthony Bagarozzi's original screenplay is bursting with intelligent edgy gags and the set pieces are strong lessons in comic timing but let’s not sleep being on this being a legitimate action-comedy because it wields some strong gun battles and fierce brawls combining for some tasteful violence and enhanced stakes. There was that one moment when I thought the film was going piss on audience’s intelligence spew some foolishness but Black just winks in twisted splendor serving a reminder that ‘The Nice Guys’ also ticks the box as a jet black comedy. The buddy genre, quite evolved here, lives on and the buoyant party atmosphere this film has is almost celebrating this fact.