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Today in Movie History: August 19

It’s Friday, which means we could all use something light. We’ve got two great comedies for you: one old and one new. We’ll start with the Marx Brothers, whose Horse Feathers still stands as one of their very best. It’s the usual cocktail of vaudeville gags, but story and plot were never the point, and for sheer comic lunacy, these boys …

Trainwreck Movie Review

Trainwreck earns a lot of points simply by presenting its main character in a refreshingly different light. It has the comedic chops to keep us entertained, the quality writing to fully develop its characters, and the thoughtfulness that could make for a long-term classic. It misses that mark only because of a shaggy dog structure of the kind we’ve come to …