Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Director: Stanley Kubrick Run Time: 93 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 1964
Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, James Earl Jones
Only Kubrick could make a strange, weird, and brilliant black comedy centering around nuclear weapons in the Cold War era that would still resonate more than fifty years after its initial release. Dr. Strangelove tells the story of an unhinged Air Force general Jack Ripper supercede presidential approval to launch a nuclear bomb over the Soviet Union and the room full of politicians and generals trying to stop a nuclear apocalypse. The thing that makes it great is that it’s a comedy, a jet black comedy. And, as with any Kubrick film, it’s best to just see it on the big screen.