Can violence be funny? That's not a question you'd expect from a movie starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, but that was the issue when the comedy thriller Charade hit America’s movie screens.
Funniest movie of all time? That’s a tough call, but Bringing Up Baby has to be a contender. This screwball masterpiece screens on Sunday, January 27 at the Plaza Branch as part of the Movies That Matter film series.
Kansas City has tons of atmosphere, terrific jazz, and a palpable sense of history. This is only fitting, since the film is director Robert Altman’s cinematic tribute to the city of his boyhood.
Captain Newman, M.D. is an all but forgotten rueful anti-establishment examination of war and the military. Nine years later, M*A*S*H would explore a similar premise, but with more anger.
Tom Jones, based on Henry Fielding’s picaresque comedy of 18th-century manners, is proof that a miserable, unhappy set can produce a movie that earns millions and wins Academy Awards.
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