comedy films

Mayhem, Murder, and Minnesota: The Films of the Coen Brothers

Mayhem, Murder, and Minnesota: The Films of the Coen Brothers

Joel and Ethan Coen might be the two finest filmmakers working in America today. There are few directors who have captured more entertaining, accurate, or varied instances of the American experience.

Nearly all of their films center around some sort of crime or illicit behavior. Sometimes the protagonist is the perpetrator. Other times he is a victim or an unwitting bystander sucked into the chaos. Almost always though, the protagonist is a fool.

She's My Rushmore: The Whimsical Films of Wes Anderson

Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson's eighth feature-length film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is set to premiere early next year. A writer and director of comedies since the mid-nineties, Anderson has traveled from the open roads of Texas to the top of the Himalayas and back. I personally cannot wait to see where he takes us next.

That Touch of Mink

By Cary Grant, Doris Day

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Cathy Timberlake is an old fashioned country girl who meets suave businessman, Philip Shayne, when his car splashes mud on her on her way to a job interview. A romance ensues, but Philip is only interested in an affair. Cathy is only interested in marriage. It’s a Doris Day movie - what else would you expect? This 1962 comedy features a wonderful performance by Audrey Meadows and appearances by Mickey Mantel, Roger Maris and Yogi Berra.

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

By Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas

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Cary Grant plays a successful New York advertising executive who wants to escape his current living situation. He decides to design his own dream house in the suburbs and the project turns wrong when the bills never end and the problems never stop.

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