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Comedy Movies from Bobby

Posted on in Hoopla, Movie.

Find these comedies and many more through Hoopla

We could all use a good laugh right now and so here’s some weird and funny movies you can watch right now.

Short Circuit: An experimental military robot somehow gains sentience through a lightning strike and hides out with the goth girl from the Breakfast Club. The guy from Police Academy is trying to find him and bring him back to the military. Hilarity ensues, believe it or not. Classic 80s comedy cheese.

Serendipity: Two people have a romantic, magical night together but leave hoping fate will bring them together again. Years later, they meet again and they’re both engaged to other people. For people who aren’t fans of romantic comedies. Smart and funny.

Clerks: A black and white movie you’ll actually find funny. One insane day in the life of two counter jockeys who trade razor-sharp sarcasm with patrons and each other. Not recommended for children or those who love high-brow humor.

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Female Directors from Matt

Posted on in Kanopy, Movie.

All of these titles and more are available Kanopy

The Fits – A slow-building, indie film about a tween girl finding her way socially and emotionally. Uses a supernatural plot device to express the potential horrors of coming-of-age.

Wendy and Lucy – A quiet movie about the everyday hardships one can experience when you are traveling with so little. A great performance by Michelle Williams that helped establish her as a leading lady.

Leave No Trace – A look at how doing the “right thing” and living “normally” may not always be correct for everyone. How our societal expectations can affect those with trauma. At the heart of this though is a story of family in all of its capabilities for heartbreak.

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Criterion Movies from Matt

Posted on in Kanopy, Movie.

Find Criterion Collection titles and more through Kanopy

The 400 Blows – One of the best early French New Wave films and a great look at troubled youths. Truffaut uses careful and thoughtful direction to show minor events and how they can shape Antoine’s life.

Seven Samurai – My pick for the greatest film ever made by the greatest film director who ever lived. Everything about this epic film is masterful from the nuanced and well developed characters to the superbly acted performances of the cast. The ingenuity of the action scenes and frantic pace hold up even by today’s standards.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – A beautiful French musical where every line of the movie is sung. Demy’s movies are wonderfully saturated in color and Deneuve is so beautiful in this movie that your heart will break right along with Guy’s.

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