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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★★

    Dr. Strangelove opens with a soft instrumental version of "Try a Little Tenderness", a song in which the lyrics emphasize the importance of not overlooking signs of distress and disaster. While that, in and of itself, encapsulates the core (sans absurdity) of what Dr. Strangelove is about, I feel that it is also a clue to the critical viewer that there will be plenty of subtle innuendos, wordplay, and imagery used throughout.

    For instance, the opening credits roll over footage…