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Sunday, November 13 2011

‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’: Pass the Gobstoppers!

Gene Wilder's anarchic, gleeful sadism is what we recall so fondly.


Friday, October 30 2009

The peasants love it: Mel Brooks defends his musical creation ‘Young Frankenstein’

In the 2008 satirical revue "Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab," a green-faced monster and a Mel Brooks-like narrator sing a dirty little song to the tune of "Puttin' On the Ritz," mocking audiences for, to paraphrase it delicately, puttin' up with less-than-stellar material for lots of cash.


Wednesday, April 30 2008

Bonnie and Clyde

This film carries a bedrock rebelliousness and shocking ugliness that firmly resonates today.


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