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It's difficult for me to fathom that Shaun Of The Dead (2004) is already fifteen years old. All the jokes and references still land, the dialogue is incredibly quotable and relatable (and the callbacks clever), the editing and story beats still impress, you care in one way or another for all the characters, and the film is ridiculously fun for the entirety of its runtime. SOTD is basically a perfect film, and, along with Re-Animator and The Return Of The Living Dead (both 1985), is one of the Top 3 zombie comedies ever.
You can find my Edgar Wright Feature Films Ranked list here.
Nick and Nora Charles are one of my favorite cinematic couples. In W.S. Van Dyke's film adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's novel The Thin Man (1934) and its five sequels, William Powell and Myrna Loy portrayed said couple with an on-screen chemistry like no other. Their playful back and forth banter, their dry wit, their enviable and flirtatious marriage—pure movie magic.
Only a movie could make retired detective Nick's alcoholism seems so amusing and only Powell could ooze charm in the…