Plus: a Cold War classic assigned!
Everything Everywhere is a masterpiece....you're absolutely correct. The Daniels actually came out randomly and did a Q and A in my theater after the show. Best time I've had at the movies since 2020.
A few years back I hosted a Cold War Movie Marathon for my younger friends. The films were 'The Manchurian Candidate' to give a taste of the paranoia, 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold' for the cynicism and 'Doctor Strangelove' for the absurdity of the times.
"You remember when you’d walk into a Blockbuster and see a single movie taking up an entire wall in the new release section?"
I live two miles from a Blockbuster and I haven't seen that in very many years. I guess I should say "the" Blockbuster ....
In a former life, I worked for a TV listings company writing movie descriptions. I loved finding weird movies, then heading over to our local video store for a weekend of weird movie watching. It would be a great thing if the MGM movies were released to the masses.
Great pick for Assigned Viewing for all the reasons you mentioned and then some. You'll probably think this is weird, but I found the scenes of the Christmas parties with the incongruity of the music and shallow revelry and celebration overlaying the dark seriousness of the actual story a near master stroke. Props on your choice on this one.
totally agree! those of us who love movies would be eternally glad!