Most of the Time I Slap It

Comedy, safely sandboxed, gives us permission to think the unthinkable, say the unsayable. Another in a series about my favorite classic movies. SOME LIKE IT HOT Release date: Mar. 29, 1959 (United States)Director: Billy WilderGross revenue: 194,900 USDScreenwriters: Billy Wilder · I.A.L. DiamondAwards: Academy Awards (1) · Golden Globe Awards (3) · British Academy FilmContinue reading “Most of the Time I Slap It”

Everything Depends on This

the madness, mayhem and magic of Peter Bogdanovich’s 1972 tour-de-farce “What’s Up, Doc?” Just watched one of my favorite movies, “What’s Up, Doc?” This classy bit of pastiche from 1972 stars Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal and is a pitch-perfect homage by Peter Bogdanovich to the genre of Screwball Comedy, and specifically “Bringing Up Baby,”Continue reading “Everything Depends on This”

hElTeR-sHeLtEr: Pandemic Pastimes #6: Marvelous Movies

break out the Night Fever nostalgia, but don’t forget: Cranky is where it’s at, baby I LOVE “SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER” (1977) AND NOT JUST because I’m a 65-year-old, gay, former disco bunny* (though that nostalgia certainly is a factor). I love it because it is one of the great movies of the 20th century. Yes,Continue reading “hElTeR-sHeLtEr: Pandemic Pastimes #6: Marvelous Movies”