Category Archives: Satire

‘The (Really, Really) Long Goodbye’ (1973)

Being a long-time fan of Robert Altman, it pains me some to say that his take on The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler is not a particular favorite of mine. It is a clever film – I’ll give it that. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ (2005)

This neo-noir film provides a satirical take on the classic hardboiled private eye flick. The city is L.A., of course. Harry Lockhart (played by Robert Downey, Jr.) is a two-bit thief who escapes police capture by ducking into an audition, … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Catch-22’ (1970)

I remember reading this book and thinking, “My God. How could you possibly make a movie out of this?” And yet Mike Nichols managed it handily. This anti-war satire revolves around the hapless Captain Yossarian (played with gusto by Alan … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Office Space’ (1999)

This cult favorite from the almost-turn-of-the-century is like the call to arms for office workers. Three slightly pasty geeks, who work for the man at a company with a name so obnoxious I won’t repeat it, are persuaded to steal … Continue reading

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My Review of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

As black comedies go, this film is surely among the blackest. It’s a work of satirical genius that expresses the anxieties of the time. I must tell you that if you haven’t seen this awesome movie, 1) you need to do so … Continue reading

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