Agustín Masaedo

Programmer @ BAFICI

Voted for

Idiocracy2006Mike Judge
His Girl Friday1939Howard Hawks
Playtime1967Jacques Tati
Ferris Bueller's Day Off1986John Hughes
Sullivan's Travels1941Preston Sturges
Groundhog Day1993Harold Ramis
Monty Python and the Holy Grail1974Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
The Royal Tenenbaums2001Wes Anderson
The Apartment1960Billy Wilder
LINDA LINDA LINDA2005Nobuhiro Yamashita


Really? No Hitchcock, no Ford, no JLG or Truffaut or Spielberg or Renoir or Ozu? Well, not tonight. Shame on me. But in all fairness, my friends, this is an impossible mission – and at least three films in the M:I saga could have easily made it here – so why shouldn't we try having some fun? Of course, comedy films (these ten and any given one) aren't just about fun: they can be a shelter, a catharsis, a cry of revolt, an exhilarating remedy against all ills in this world. And they can be all of that and also frighteningly foreboding of said ills, as Judge's Idiocracy – my first and only 200 per cent sure choice – has already proved in the most brilliant, devastating and, yes, funny way possible.