An ultra-cynical satire of the news media and America in general, this is a movie that very much feels like it could have come out in 2021.
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GOING MY WAY (1944)
Bing Crosby plays a laid-back, musical priest in this very laid-back musical that was a huge hit in the middle of World War II but mostly forgotten today.
SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941)
One of the best remembered comedies of the great Preston Sturges, about a director who is tired of making comedies.
DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
Perhaps the ultimate Film Noir, about two murderers who are not nearly as smart as they think they are.
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)
A holiday classic about whether a crazy guy who thinks he’s Santa is actually Santa, made a time when studios insisted Christmas movies wouldn’t sell.
MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
If Frank Capra’s particular brand of idealistic American mythmaking feels dated today, that may be more our problem than his.