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Sunday, June 19 2011

Where’s Woody?

What does an artist the caliber of Woody Allen do when he’s reached the pinnacle of his artistic accomplishment -- while only in his early 40s?


Tuesday, July 6 2010

Three Mel Brooks Films Now on Blu-ray—Alas, They’re Not the Best of Brooks

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, February 3 2010

The 2000 Year Old Man: The Complete History

This anthology includes all five comedy albums plus a DVD featuring two 1961 television appearances, the animated special and an interview with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.


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.


Friday, November 9 2007

‘Young Frankenstein’: Something’s wrong in Transylvania


Tuesday, November 6 2007

‘Young Frankenstein’ cast is puttin’ on the shtick


Monday, February 20 2006

The Dick Cavett Show: Comic Legends

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.


Friday, March 11 2005

Robots (2005)

Valiant and righteous, the old-fashioned robots fight back against the slick, wealthy, huge machine.


Wednesday, October 27 2004

Broadway: The American Musical

Even if it sometimes fails to give powerful figures their full due, Broadway: The American Musical offers an outstanding overview of a decidedly American art form.


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