American Socially Conscious Cinema.....

Misanthropy, loss, sorrow, depression, misery, pain, melancholy, perversion, abuse, betrayal, heartbreak, disgust, death, deprivation, repression, hate and all the other comedy greats.

An uprising? A sustainable cynicism within the Americana, and the American suburbs, the degradation of the American Dream.

If you don’t laugh, you will cry. Satire.

The focus is on the cynical humour some American filmmakers employ in their 'comedies'. At the forefront of this, in my opinion, is Todd Solondz and Alex Ross Perry, both with this great taste for the more bitter aspects of life and poking fun at them. I found it difficult to include movies such as Fight Club (Fincher, 1999) because it pokes fun at the biggest thing of all... American society as…

  • Wiener-Dog
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • Happiness
  • Dark Horse
  • Listen Up Philip
  • Golden Exits
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Art History
  • Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
  • Butter on the Latch
  • Get Out
  • Us
  • Queen of Earth
  • The Color Wheel
  • Digging for Fire
  • The Discovery
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • Paddleton
  • Office Space
  • Bottle Rocket
  • Little Sister
  • Lucky
  • Assassination Nation
  • Serial Mom
  • Cry-Baby
  • Broken Flowers
  • Adaptation.
  • Her
  • Lost in Translation
  • Lost Highway
  • Fight Club
  • The Big Sick
  • Stranger Than Paradise
  • Night on Earth
  • The One I Love
  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Henry Fool
  • Ned Rifle
  • Meanwhile
  • Trust
  • Fay Grim
  • Surviving Desire