Dr. Strangelove (1964)


The Russians blah bluh blurr and the President is a meek and mild doorstop. This is the greatest comedy of all time, making out of government’s inability to keep anything secret an absolute mince meat of mockery, and trivializing the global nuclear arms race with a glee that is neither sardonic nor childish but ultra-realistic, acknowledging the inevitability of death itself, while corrupt leaders blow comparative innocents and unknowns to smithereens and wipe over their crimes (if we are being objective) with public speeches.