Category Archives: Comedy

Male and Female

Paramount (1919) 116 min.  NR

Director: Cecil B. DeMille

Screenplay: Jeannie Macpherson from play The Admirable Crichton by James M. Barrie

Cinematography: Alvin Wyckoff; Editing: Anne Bauchens; Production Design: WIlfred Buckland; Costumes: Paul Iribe, Mitchell Leisen & Clare West

Stars: Gloria Swanson (Lady Mary), Thomas Meighan (Crichton), Lila Lee (Tweeny), Theodore Roberts (Lord Loam), Raymond Hatton (Hon. Ernest Woolley), Mildred Reardon (Lady Agatha), Robert Cain (Lord Brockelhurst), Edmund Burns (Treherne), Rhy Darby (Lady Eileen), Mayme Kelso (Lady Brockelhurst), Julia Faye (Maid), Henry Woodward (Eileen’s Chauffeur), Bebe Daniels (King’s Favorite), Wesley Barry (Buttons) Continue reading Male and Female

Vice Versa

Two Cities Films (1948) 111 min.  NR

Director: Peter Ustinov

Screenplay: Peter Ustinov from novel by F. Anstey

Cinematography: Jack Hildyard; Editing: John D. Guthridge; Production Design: Carmen Dillon; Costumes: Nadia Benois; Score: Antony Hopkins

Stars: Roger Livesey (Paul Bultitude), Kay Walsh (Fanny Verlayne), Anthony Newley (Dick Bultitude), Petula Clark (Dulcie Grimstone), Hugh Dempster (Colonel Ambrose), David Hutcheson (Marmaduke Paradine), James Robertson Justice (Dr. Grimstone), Robert Eddison (Mr. Blinkhorn), Patricia Raine (Alice), Joan Young (Mrs. Grimstone), Ernest Jay (Bowler) Continue reading Vice Versa

They Might Be Giants

Universal (1971) 98 min. G

Director: Anthony Harvey

Screenplay: James Goldman

Cinematography: Victor J. Kemper; Editing: Gerald B. Greenberg

Production Design: John Robert Lloyd; Set Decoration: Herbert Mulligan; Costumes: Ann Roth; Score: John Barry

Stars: George C. Scott (Justin Playfair), Joanne Woodward (Dr. Mildred Watson), Jack Gilford (Peabody), Lester Rawlins (Blevins), Al Lewis (Messenger), Rue McClanahan (Daisy), Ron Weyand (Dr. Strauss), Oliver Clark (Mr. Small), Theresa Merritt (Peggy), James Tolkan (Mr. Brown), Kitty Winn (Grace), Staats Cotsworth (Winthrop), Sudie Bond (Maud), F. Murray Abraham (Clyde), Worthington Miner (Mr. Bagg), Frances Fuller (Mrs. Bagg), M. Emmet Walsh (1st Sanitation Man), Louis Zorich (2nd Sanitation Man), Paul Benedict (Chestnut Man) Continue reading They Might Be Giants

The Wolf of Snow Hollow

p2620525313Orion Classics (2020) 85 min. R

Director: Jim Cummings

Screenplay: Jim Cummings

Cinematography: Natalie Kingston; Editing: Patrick Nelson Barnes & R. Brett Thomas; Production Design: Charlie Textor; Costumes: Anna Hayes; Score: Ben Lovett

 Stars: Jim Cummings (John Marshall), Robert Forster (Sheriff Hadley), Riki Lindhome (Detective Julia Robson), Chloe East (Jenna Marshall), Jimmy Tatro (PJ Palfrey), Will Madden (Paul Carnury), Skyler Bible (Ray Guttierrez), Demetrius Daniels (Chavez), Kevin Changaris (Bo), Hannah Elder (Hannah Marten), Kelsey Edwards (Liz Fairchild), Daniel Fenton Anderson (Coroner Gary), Rachel Day (Brittany Marshall), Annie Hamilton (Brianne Paulson), Anna Sward (Carla), Chase Palmer (Brock), Howard Hong (Dave EMT), PJ McCabe (Townie), Bridge Stuart (Townie)

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The Favourite

Fox Searchlight (2018) 120 min. R

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos 

Screenplay: Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara 

Cinematography: Robbie Ryan; Editing: Yorgos Mavropsaridis; Production Design: Fiona Crombie; Art Direction: Alice Felton; Costumes: Sandy Powell; Score: Komeil S. Hosseini 

Stars: Olivia Colman (Queen Anne), Rachel Weisz (Lady Sarah Marlborough), Emma Stone (Abigail Hill), Nicholas Hoult (Robert Harley), Joe Alwyn (Samuel Masham), Mark Gatiss (John Churchill), James Smith (Sidney Godolphin), Jenny Rainsford (Mae), Mark Gatiss (Lord Marlborough)

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Ricki and the Flash

Ricki and the Flash poster Sony/TriStar (2015) 101 min. PG-13

Director: Jonathan Demme

Screenplay: Diablo Cody

Cinematography: Declan Quinn; Editing: Wyatt Smith

Production Design: Stuart Wurtzel; Set Decoration: George DeTitta Jr.; Costumes: Ann Roth; Score: Mark Wolfson

Stars: Meryl Streep (Ricki Rendazzo), Kevin Kline (Pete), Mamie Gummer (Julie), Rick Springfield (Greg), Audra McDonald (Maureen), Sebastian Stan (Joshua), Nick Westrate (Adam), Ben Platt (Daniel), Charlotte Rae (Oma), Rick Rosas (Buster), Gabriel Ebert (Max), Joe Vitale (Joe)

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Birdman

bdmFox Searchlight (2014) 119 min. R

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Screenplay: Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki; Editing: Douglas Crise & Stephen Mirrione

Production Design: Kevin Thompson; Set Decoration: George DeTitta Jr.

Costumes: Albert Wolsky; Score: Antonio Sánchez

Stars: Michael Keaton (Riggan Thomson), Emma Stone (Sam), Edward Norton (Mike Shiner), Naomi Watts (Lesley), Zach Galifianakis (Jake), Amy Ryan (Sylvia), Andrea Riseborough (Laura), Lindsay Duncan (Tabitha), Merritt Wever (Annie)

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Admission

Admission posterFocus Features (2013) 107 min. PG-13

Director: Paul Weitz

Screenplay: Karen Croner; based on novel Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Cinematography: Declan Quinn; Editing: Joan Sobel

Production Design: Sarah Knowles; Set Decoration: Susan Perlman

Costumes: Aude Bronson-Howard; Score: Stephen Trask

Stars: Tina Fey (Portia Nathan), Paul Rudd (John Pressman), Michael Sheen (Mark), Lily Tomlin (Susannah), Wallace Shawn (Clarence), Nat Wolff (Jeremiah), Gloria Reuben (Corinne), Olek Krupa (Professor Polokov), Travaris Spears (Nelson)

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The Artist

The Artist (279)The Weinstein Co. (2011) 100 min. PG-13

Director: Michel Hazanavicius

Screenplay: Michel Hazanavicius

Cinematography: Guillaume Schiffman; Editing: Anne-Sophie Bion & Michel Hazanavicius

Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould; Costumes: Mark Bridges; Score: Ludovic Bource

Stars: Jean Dujardin (George Valentin), Bérénice Bejo (Peppy Miller), John Goodman (Al Zimmer), James Cromwell (Clifton), Penelope Ann Miller (Doris), Missi Pyle (Constance), Uggie (The Dog), Malcolm McDowell (The Butler)

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Silver Linings Playbook

SLP posterThe Weinstein Co. (2012) 122 min. R

Director: David O. Russell

Screenplay: David O. Russell; based on The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Cinematography: Masanobu Takayanagi; Editing: Jay Cassidy & Crispin Struthers

Production Design: Judy Becker; Set Decoration: Heather Loeffler; Costumes: Mark Bridges; Score: Danny Elfman

Stars: Bradley Cooper (Pat Solitano), Jennifer Lawrence (Tiffany Maxwell), Robert De Niro (Pat Sr.), Jacki Weaver (Dolores), Chris Tucker (Danny), John Ortiz (Ronnie), Julia Stiles (Veronica), Anupam Kher (Dr. Patel), Brea Bee (Nikki)

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21 Jump Street


21JS posterColumbia/MGM
(2012) 109 min. R

Directors: Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Screenplay: Michael Bacall; Story: Michael Bacall and Jonah Hill; based on 21 Jump Street (TV) created by Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J. Cannell

Cinematography: Barry Peterson; Editing: Joel Negron

Production Design: Peter Wenham; Set Decoration: Bob Kensinger; Costumes; Leah Katznelson; Score: Mark Mothersbaugh

Stars: Jonah Hill (Morton Schmidt), Channing Tatum (Greg Jenko), Ice Cube (Cpt. Dickson), Brie Larson (Molly), Dave Franco (Eric), Ellie Kemper (Ms. Griggs), Rob Riggle (Mr. Walters)

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