Wednesday, April 28 2010
Robert Culp and Bill Cosby's wit and warmth in I Spy also established a foundation of fragility and fatalism for Culp's despairing Hickey & Boggs.
Wednesday, July 22 2009
By saying Not is not Sidney Poitier, the reader is tempted to compare him to Sidney Poitier just as the characters do, when the author is pointedly saying that we shouldn’t.
Monday, February 16 2009
Thursday, February 21 2008
While the film reports events of Joe Louis' life, it doesn't shape them or trace specific themes. What does emerge in this bleak outline, however, is the sense that Louis was "betrayed" by a "nation."
Friday, September 28 2007
Wednesday, December 13 2006
Not quite Frank Capra in 22 minutes.
Monday, February 20 2006
While he never developed a singular performing presence, Cavett is a skilled comic technician whose sense of timing and punchline set-ups pays off in playing straight man to his guests.
Wednesday, February 15 2006
This Electric Company retrospective displays the lasting power of entertaining education.
Monday, August 25 2003
Comedian presents stand-up comics as working stiffs.