Archive for August, 2016

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Private Lives

Film is an intrusive medium. Even though we willingly suspend our disbelief to accept movies as fiction, there’s a strong element of voyeurism that’s inherent in the art form. Movies allow us to spy and eavesdrop on the lives of others. We see private actions we wouldn’t ordinarily see and hear private conversations we wouldn’t […]

No Comments » - Posted in Cable, DVD, and Blu-ray by

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

The Forgotten Man

While the screwball comedy is a byproduct of the Great Depression, not every screwball comedy reflects the era head-on. My Man Godfrey (1936) is both a spoof of — and a commentary on — the financial inequities at the time. The movie-going public was well aware the Depression was hitting the poor much harder than […]

No Comments » - Posted in Cable and DVD by