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READ >> The 100 Funniest Films of All Time

READ >> The 100 Funniest Films of All Time

These are the laughers that have stood the all-important test of time, from the brilliant silliness of of the Marx Brothers to the unrepentant juvenilia of Jim Carrey, the rapid-fire joke-a-thons of Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker to the scabrous political satires of Armando Iannucci. These are the movies that inspired intense guffaws the moment they first hit theatres and are still doing so generations later, and which we’re fairly confident will keep cracking up audiences another century from now. Or maybe not. What we are sure of is that no matter your sense of humour – silly or sophisticated, light or dark, surreal or broad – you’ll find it represented here.

GO TO >> The Satirical States of America @ Nitehawk NYC

GO TO >> The Satirical States of America @ Nitehawk NYC

Fame, greed, capitalism, exploitation, war, racism, and of course a white picket fence;
all are pillars of the “American Dream.” One of the greatest lies ever sold.
These are their stories. Unspooling all July long at NITEHAWK, Brooklyn.

READ >> The Binge Purge

READ >> The Binge Purge

TV’s streaming model is broken. It’s also not going away.
For Hollywood, figuring that out will be a horror show.

READ >> Olivier Assayas predicted the future with this 2002 thriller

READ >> Olivier Assayas predicted the future with this 2002 thriller

Just like Cronenberg was saying almost 20 years earlier, Assayas is saying that our access to extreme violence at the click of a button is slowly rotting us away, and the access to this content is not coincidental, but rather something fought for and made accessible for the interests of those who can profit off it.

READ >> Scorsese, DiCaprio & Di Niro On How They Found The Emotional Handle For ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’
READ >> Writers Guild Calls First Strike in 15 Years

READ >> Writers Guild Calls First Strike in 15 Years

“All these rich showrunners have riled up the base, led us into battle and put the fate of working middle-class writers, which this is all supposed to be about, on the line. I just hope to God they have a plan now that it’s real.”

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READ >> Why I Watch the Closing Credits of Every Movie I See

READ >> Why I Watch the Closing Credits of Every Movie I See

Our culture of on-demand binge-watching conditions us to race past the credits, taking for granted the collective creative efforts behind the movies and TV shows we so voraciously consume. Many streamers shrink credits, making them illegible on our screens; some even allow us to skip them entirely. Post-credits sequences, meanwhile a mainstay of franchise fare like the Marvel films have trained audiences to regard credits as mere backdrops for the latest Easter egg or teaser. We forget that countless individuals, each a storyteller in their own right, make our viewing possible. The distinction between art and “content” is lost.