This was my first Marx Brothers film, and I'm sure this inspired both The Great Dictator & any Rodney Dangerfield movie.
Groucho stars as Rufus T. Firefly who is given control of Freedonia in order for the country to receive financial backing from Mrs. Teasdale (Margaret Dumont). From his grand late entrance to his induction ceremony, you knew it was hilarity from hereon in. Two spies from Sylvania, Chicolini (Chico Marx) & Pinky (Harpo Marx), are sent by ambassador Trentino (Louis Calhern)…
Cate Blanchette is incredible as Katharine Hepburn. Just incredible.
Somehow I missed this back when it came out and it took this long to see it. Leonardo DiCaprio has one of his best performances as the eccentric aviator / film director Howard Hughes, as this film goes through many of his life events. His instantly charismatic charm and appeal was as fun to watch as his obsessive-compulsive disorder was disturbing. It put me on edge watching Hughes become more and…
Holy shit what an experience.
This was an excellent revenge film with some noir elements to boot. With plenty of style, a twisting complex plot, and great acting - this one keeps you glued to the screen from beginning to end. It was beautiful on all counts and really makes me want to see this on blu-ray. With the Canadian edition of Park's "revenge" trilogy on sale at the moment, I see no reason not to check out his other…