Sunday, December 28, 2014

To Be Or Not To Be

(Ernst Lubitsch, USA, 1942)

Criminally late to the party on this masterpiece of cinema; what more can I say?  Stylish, sexy, deliriously funny, suspenseful, and yet it somehow never loses sight of the darkness that shrouds its subject matter.  How Lubitsch managed to balance all of these elements, to be both irreverently funny and politically (not to mention psychologically) acute is a wonder that I'm perfectly content just to marvel at.

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