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Duck Soup (1933) Directed by Leo McCarey A Night at the Opera (1935) Directed by Sam Wood Beginning with a flash of NRA’s eagle that progressively gets more ironic, Duck Soup’s debauched satire of petty warfare and monied politics has a potent resonance equaling its vaudevillian absurdity. In everycountry Freedonia, self-proclaimed “Land of the Free,” wiseacre Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) is installed as dictator, his two-bit cigar, greasepainted mug, and endless one-liners met with...
Kung Fu Master! (1988) Directed by Agnès Varda In 1986, Varda and the British actress and singer Jane Birkin (who has spent much of her life and career in France) began working together on the film Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988), an impressionistic portrait of a woman turning forty years old whose collage-like assemblage of scenes and skits was made from conversations between the two women. At one point during its realization, Birkin revealed...
Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse, MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast proves that when you're dealing with the MTA anything is possible. Last Friday, Prendergast revealed a new alternative to station rehabilitation efforts aimed at speeding up MTA plans of making stations "cleaner, brighter... easier to navigate, with better and more intuitive wayfinding, as well as a modernized look and feel" by closing 30 stations through rotations for weeks and even months...