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Bumbling Crooks: List For Week Ending December 10, 2017

Bumbling Crooks: List For Week Ending December 10, 2017

Our films this week all deal with crooks who are not particularly good at their jobs. It is a versatile theme that can work in a number of genres- biography (I, Tonya), dark comedy (Fargo, To Die For), drama (Dog Day Afternoon), and farce (Ruthless People, A Fish Called Wanda).

This is not intended as an all-inclusive list. Reader suggestions are welcome. If you know an addition to this list, please write using the suggestions below.

Ruthless People
Crime + Dark Comedy: List For Week Ending November 26, 2017

Crime + Dark Comedy: List For Week Ending November 26, 2017

Our films this week combine crime with dark comedy. Films like this offer a unique take on law and order, typically through strong characterizations (Fargo, The Guard). They also tend to feature highly quotable dialogue (Pulp Fiction, Grosse Pointe Blank) and unforgettable visuals (can anyone forget Roger’s attempt to escape by riding a tractor inContinue Reading

Inspired By Greek Literature: List For Week Ending October 29, 2017

Inspired By Greek Literature: List For Week Ending October 29, 2017

Our films this week are all inspired by Greek literature. Some films are direct adaptations (Zorba The Greek), while others simply transplant elements from the source material into another story (O Brother, Where Art Thou?). Either way, Greek literature produces fine cinema. This is not intended as an all-inclusive list. Reader suggestions are welcome. IfContinue Reading

Siblings: List For Week Ending October 22, 2017

Siblings: List For Week Ending October 22, 2017

Our films this week all focus on relationships between siblings. These can be supportive (To Kill A Mockingbird) or combative (Bad Lucky Goat). Siblings may confront a troubled past (Dark River, Limonata) or work through challenges together (Walkabout). The only common thread is that their interaction makes good cinema. This is not intended as an all-inclusive list.Continue Reading