Genre Index
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The Artist

Being John Malkovich


The Big Lebowski 


Burke and Hare (2010)

But, I'm a Cheerleader!

Cecil B. Demented

Chicken With Plums

The Color Wheel

Dark Shadows

Dear White People

Easy A

The Eiger Sanction



Escort in Love

The Family

A Foreign Affair

Frances Ha

Friends With Benefits

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Go West

The Gold Diggers of 1933

The Gold Diggers of 1935

Goodbye, Charlie


The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Great Beauty

Hail, Caesar!

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

High Fidelity

His Girl Friday

Horrible Bosses

Hot Fuzz

The Hot Rock

I Know Where I'm Going

In & Out

The Intouchables

In A World...

It Happened One Night 

It's a Funny Kind of Story

Libeled Lady

Life is Beautiful 

Mars Attacks 


Melinda and Melinda

Men in Black III

Moonrise Kingdom

The Muppets


One More Day


The Return of the Killer Tomatoes

Return To Me

Rock and Roll High School

Safety Not Guaranteed

The Sapphires


Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World


A Serious Man

The Sessions

Shanghai Noon

Show People

Silver Linings Playbook

Singin' In the Rain

Small Pond

Some Like It Hot

There's Something About Mary 

Stage Door


Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

24 Hour Party People

Unfaithfully Yours

The Whole Nine Yards

The Wolf of Wall Street

The World's End

You've Got Mail

Young Adult 

Comedies are probably my least favorite type of movie. Oh, don't get me wrong, when a comedy is working the way it's supposed to work, I like it as much as the next person, but there is nothing worse, to me anyway, than a bad comedy. I mean, in a bad sci-fi flick or a bad western or a bad horror movie or even a bad drama, there might be some laughs. In a bad comedy, by definition, there are no laughs. One sits through them in stone silence, occasionally checking the time to make sure that it hasn't stopped somehow. Even mediochre comedies labor under this problem. 

Ah, but when they work...there is nothing more cathartic than a good comedy. Good comedy is the cinematic equivalent of ambrosia, that food of the gods that lightens the soul and lifts the spirits. And great comedies, well, those hold a particularly lofty place in the pantheon of the arts. Are there cinematic experiences to compare with The Gold Rush, The General, Some Like It Hot, or Duck Soup? For me, I don't think so. 


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