Tuesday, July 6 2010
Great casts, inferior scripts and indifferent production values: Blu-Ray versions of three of Mel Brooks' less successful films will appeal primarily to diehard fans and nostalgia buffs.
Wednesday, January 14 2009
There aren’t many DVDs that can offer such a variety of established comics doing what they do best.
Tuesday, December 12 2006
This conversation between James Lipton and Dave Chappelle is an example of an honest dialogue from an artist who sees himself as a mass of contradictions requiring further analysis.
Thursday, July 27 2006
Hearing that Chappelle was worried about who was laughing and why is upsetting. His comedy had always seemed "inclusive," making racism "safe" to explore in front of mixed audiences.
Thursday, March 2 2006
Block Party sustains a balance between good-natured light-heartedness social commentary.
Friday, May 31 2002
Peppered with Chappellian hilarities (and the man can riff), it is more like Austin Powers than a hard-hitting satire, minus Mike Meyers' mania, plus Lee's deft direction and Griffin's own brand of energy.