The Best Movies You (Probably) Never Heard Of

Butcher Boy

Billy Wilder once admitted that he had been moved to tears by The Best Years of Our Lives, a film about returning World War II vets directed by his fellow central European ex-patriot, William Wyler. “Of course,” Wilder was quick to point out. “I laugh at Hamlet.”

There’s a tissue paper thin line between comedy and tragedy. What might seem funny to some is likely to appall others. Most people love the Loony Toons, with the Coyote falling over a cliff and Elmer Fud getting dynamite shoved down his pants. Yet many people cringe at South Park, a show that often depicts violence as graphic and happily attacks any subject one can think of, no matter how taboo. When asked if there is any subject that they won’t touch, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone said there wasn’t. Their rationale being that if you…

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