Groundhog Day (1993) 20th Anniversary
If there’s one genre that consistently gets under represented here at the Menagerie (other than musicals) it’s probably comedies, so let me correct that a little and hopefully give you a little chuckle on this cold Tuesday evening;
Twenty years old today and starring one of my favourite all time comedic actors, this certainly features on my top dozen all time comedies list, some further details here. You know, ‘high-concept’ sometimes gets a bad rap and rightfully so, but some examples of the form are pretty darn entertaining, no? This also gives me a chance to deploy the finest Bill Murray anecdote I’ve heard in years, if you meander over here and scroll down to the Roadhouse section of the interview - it’s a classic.
On a slightly more sobering note, here is an intriguing, if flawed article on the current state of American auteur cinema….