Casablanca - Special belated Valentine’s Day screenings!
Academy Awards: Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay award winner! Also nominated for Best Actor (Humphrey Bogart), Supporting Actor (Claude Rains), Cinematography, Editing, and Music!
National Board of Review: Best Director award winner!
National Film Preservation Board: Inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989!
4/4 Stars! “Seeing the film over and over again, year after year, I find it never grows over-familiar. It plays like a favorite musical album; the more I know it, the more I like it. The black-and-white cinematography has not aged as color would. The dialogue is so spare and cynical it has not grown old-fashioned. Much of the emotional effect of Casablanca is achieved by indirection; as we leave the theater, we are absolutely convinced that the only thing keeping the world from going crazy is that the problems of three little people do after all amount to more than a hill of beans.” – Roger Ebert