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New Hollywood Comedy

“You know, at one time, I used to break into pet shops to liberate the canaries. But I decided that was an idea way before its time. Zoos are full, prisons are overflowing... oh my, how the world still dearly loves a cage.” ... One of the greatest American films of its era, this 1971 black ... Read more
“You've heard of a no-win situation? Vietnam. This. They're around. I think we're in one of them.” ... Comedian and filmmaker Albert Brooks - a comedic precursor to Larry David - directs, co-writes and stars in this 1981 romantic comedy. He plays Robert Cole, a neurotic Hollywood editor in the ... Read more
“I have a gub.” ... Virgil Starkwell is a failed petty criminal. From his early attempts to rob a gumball machine and getting his fist wedged in the slot, to flubbing a bank robbery thanks to poor penmanship, this career klutz just can't catch a break. ... Woody Allen made his directorial debut ... Read more
“Mike Nichols's very funny, manically scatterbrained movie, The Fortune, is an epic version of those old two-reel comedies.” - New York Times ... From master filmmaker Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Postcards From the Edge) and screenwriter Carole Eastman (The Shooting, Five Easy Pieces) - writing ... Read more
“An irresistible black comedy, it's probably Reiner's best film, not least because it shows such affection for all its crazies.” - Time Out ... Gordon's senile, obnoxious mother sabotages every romantic relationship he attempts to have. When he meets the girl of his dreams, Louise, he is ... Read more
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