I really do get excited about comedies that make my Must Watch list.
This is one that I’ve seen many times, but it’s been a few years since I’ve watched it all the way through. 220 more words
I’ve been reading Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel Catch-22 again, for the first time in thirty years or so. The story of Captain Yossarian and his fellow bomber crews in World War II Italy first attracted me as a young warbird enthusiast, but soon I understood how it had become a document of ongoing social significance. 698 more words
After the soundtrack album for Mike Nichols’ comedy/drama “The Graduate” was released on Jan. 21, 1968, it quickly vaulted to No. 1 on the American LP charts, where it established itself as something distinctly new and different. 1,000 more words
Today’s match-up features two movies which slyly sent-up corporate culture in the 1980’s. In Working Girl, Melanie Griffith played a put-upon secretary who finds that her hair style and tacky clothes have impaired her ability to break through the glass ceiling. 490 more words
If you take author Sam Wasson’s word for it, improvisational comedy can teach you everything you need to know about the world. 1,222 more words
By and large, the movies of 1988 were pretty heavy on the testosterone. The bracket game reflects the male-centric cinema of thirty years ago. (Let’s not kid ourselves, things haven’t changed all that much.) A few of the movies in our bracket game feature strong female characters, but there weren’t a lot of female protagonists to choose from. 565 more words