The result is a masterwork of sharply delivered, character-driven humor that continues to reward new and returning viewers despite being difficult on old ladies, fish, and terriers.
The General is undoubtedly the best silent comedy ever made—if not the best comedy ever made—despite a few Charlie Chaplin films giving it a run for its money.
Heathers embraces its style as an essential keystone to filmmaking, recognizing that even the most bloated melodrama can be sold through a well-manicured image.
Steve Zissou (Bill Murray), a once-famous oceanographer and explorer, is now barely able to function. He is quiet, but his feelings are strong.