Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

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An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. (IMDb)

Devastatingly dark and scathingly satirical comedy (“10 to 20 million killed, tops”), brilliantly executed with biting irony (see the “Peace is Our Profession” sign amidst the gunfire; “You can’t fight here, this is the War Room!”), goofy juxtaposition of the mundane and the life-or-death (see Mandrake’s pay-phone call to the president), and visuals both horrifying and humorous (see Kong’s bomb-ride and the final Vera Lynn-backed explosion montage). Sellers is stellar in his three roles.

8.1/10

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