Archive for February, 2017

Movies for Troubled Times in the United States of America

February 28, 2017


What should I call this?  Movies for a Drowning America?  Imagined Hell meets real Hell?  When dystopian visions make the newspapers seem less frightening?  I struggle to remain less cynical and more active.  Still, these films give me some insight, hope and maybe a few laughs.  I’ll keep adding to this over the next few years.

  1. Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb from 1964, directed by Stanley Kubrick
  2. Duck Soup from 1933 directed by Leo McCarey
  3. The Trial  from 1962, directed by Orson Welles
  4. A Face in the Crowd from 1957, directed by Elia Kazan
  5. The Manchurian Candidate from 1962, directed by John Frankenheimer
  6. All the King’s Men from 1949, directed by Robert Rossen
  7. They Live from 1988 directed by John Carpenter