Monthly Archives: February 1995

Drama In Blond

Lothar Lambert stars in his own 1984 West German comedy about an uptight office worker who yearns to sing in a nightclub in glamorous drag.… Read more »

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb

Like most of his work, Stanley Kubrick’s deadly black satirical comedy-thriller on cold war madness and its possible effects (1964) has aged well: the manic, cartoonish performances of George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, and Peter Sellers (in three separate roles, including the title part) look as brilliant as ever, and Kubrick’s icy contempt for 20th-century humanity may find its purest expression in the figure of Strangelove himself, a savage extrapolation of a then-obscure Henry Kissinger conflated with Wernher von Braun and Dr. Mabuse to suggest a flawed, spastic machine with Nazi reflexes that ultimately turns on itself. With Peter Bull, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, and James Earl Jones. 93 min. (JR)… Read more »