FILM THREAT - MARCH 24, 2018
“Impossibly balanced between endearing and horrifying, Cold War takes an honest and lively snapshot of universal turmoil through the lens of threatened love.”
EVERY MOVIE HAS A LESSON - APRIL 3, 2018
In Cold War, Jon and Maggie’s misery is our delight and played for side-splitting laughs. The level of vomit in the film is as voluminous as the dark humor.
CRITICAL POPCORN - JULY 26, 2018
“Cold War’s strong writing, original concept and good performances really help this indie stand out as a romantic comedy with a difference, and one that’s absolutely worth watching.”
CINEMA365 - MAy 26, 2018
“In many ways it’s hard to believe that this is essentially a local (Chicago) production. This is far funnier and of better quality than a lot of major studio productions.”
FILM SNOB REVIEW: COLD WAR - AUGUST 20, 2018
“It made me laugh out loud more than most mainstream comedies ever have, and that in itself is an incredible feat.”
The Grouchy Editor - April 28, 2018
"A movie like this can go sour if your two leads aren’t engaging enough to hold the audience’s attention for 90 minutes, but I never got sick of Maggie and Jon."
“No, the new independent film, Cold War, won’t make you sick (unless you can’t catch your breath from laughing)…”
THE INDEPENDENT CRITIC
"This is a funny, sweet and uncomfortably intimate film about two funny and sweet people working through those uncomfortably intimate moments in a relationship."
Solzy at the Movies - February 6, 2018
"Then there are the jokes that anyone in a relationship ... can relate to: basic bed etiquette when it comes to the sheets and covers."
Hollywood Chicago - FEBRUARY 5, 2018
"...hilariously coping with the not-so-romantic intimacies of caring for each other while horribly sick."
Reel Chicago - February 2, 2018
"No, the new independent film, Cold War, won’t make you sick (unless you can’t catch your breath from laughing)..."
SCREEN MAGAZINE - May 6, 2015
"Expect a hard R for violence, male nudity, and explicit vomiting."
Yahoo! Entertainment - April 23, 2015
"But you don’t have to take my word that they’re funny, as they road-tested their Cold War idea with the short film Positive Visualization..."
SCREEN MAGAZINE - February 27, 2015
"'From the very first time I read the script five or six years ago, I just fell in love with the honesty of it,' explains McLaughlin."