• It’s Such a Beautiful Day

In this week’s long review of Vulgaria, a Hong Kong comedy screening Friday and Monday at Gene Siskel Film Center, Ben Sachs shows how director Pang Ho-Cheung turns the schoolyard dirty joke into a narrative form. Also recommended in this week’s issue are The Comedy, an indie feature with Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Neil Hamburger, and It’s Such a Beautiful Day, Don Hertzfeldt’s brilliant minimalist animation about a hand-drawn everyman in conflict with the physical world.