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By Mark on April 22, 2015
Manhattan is Woody Allen’s more serious follow-up to Annie Hall. While Annie Hall was a mix of Allen’s earlier slapstick and later serious work, Manhattan is a straight rom-com. It is a very grounded film. The Set-Up Allen plays Isaac, a TV writer living in Manhattan who aspires to be a novelist. He is dating […]
By Mark on April 14, 2015
The Marx Brothers were a popular comedy troupe in the first half of the 20th century. They worked in vaudeville, on Broadway, in movies, and eventually on TV. The work they are most well-known for is their string of movie comedies in the 1930s. The Marx Brothers were social anarchists. Their movie plots could be […]
By Mark on April 1, 2015
Fight Club was not a commercial success when it came out, but it became a huge cult hit as soon as it was available for home release. It is a dark, humorous satire with a lot of disturbing scenes. In 1999 (theatrical release) and 2000 (video release) it really seemed to have tapped into something […]