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When Cary Grant Became Invisible... Topper (1937)

Cary Grant is one of those actors that everybody loves or, at least, likes. There is so much about him that can easily charm us and makes him become a favourite. 1,075 more words

[Free eBook] Adios Muchachos by Daniel Chavarría [Award-Winning Latin American Literary Crime Comedy]

Adios Muchachos by Cuba-resident Uruguayan author Daniel Chavarría is his award-winning comedic literary mystery novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Akashic Books, who are generously running a holiday advent calendar promotion. 465 more words


His Girl Friday (1940)


Perhaps the most exhausting ninety minutes ever put together on film, His Girl Friday is certainly an impressive accomplishment of breakneck dialogue and thespian prowess. 131 more words

Film Reviews

#50 His Girl Friday

Watched: October 28 2016

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy

Year: 1940

Runtime: 1h 32min


Pop the champagne, people! We have reached #50! 377 more words

Edgar Wright

'Arsenic and Old Lace' (1944) Makes Funny with Serial Murder!

I’m mad I had no idea this movie existed until somewhat recently. Especially since something just felt right when I met Arsenic and Old Lace… 1,548 more words

Movie Review

Much Ado About Nothing: a Predecessor of the Screwball Comedy

In his retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, Joss Whedon draws Shakespearean storytelling into the modern age. Yet, despite being set in the present-day, the adaptation largely speaks to film traditions of the past, particularly those that marked the screwball era of the 1930s. 1,806 more words

Scholarly Writing

Movie Review: Maggie's Plan

Writing and directing screwball comedies must be a dead art because we haven’t had a good one in a very long time. Last year’s SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY… 759 more words