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Sunday, June 23 2013

Is ‘The Simpsons’ TV’s Most Sacred Show?

The Simpsons has always taken topical roads less traveled and nowhere is this more apparent than in its regular engagement of personal, institutional, and social issues surrounding religion.


Wednesday, May 8 2013

Poetic or Introspective Registers Carom Off R-Rated Vernacular in ‘The King of Good Intentions’

The King of Good Intentions depicts scenes that have not yet vanished, although most of its record stores have, on shady blocks off Melrose or Wilshire.


Tuesday, August 30 2011

BBC Radio: Tune in for a Grin

The BBC has recognised that its mission statement "to inform, educate and entertain" must, simply must, include radio comedy.


Thursday, August 4 2011

‘Millennium People’: The Middle Class Catastrophe

J.G. Ballard’s helter-skelter novel of terrorism and bourgeois revolt is really an elegy for the fantasy of the comfortable and secured life.


Monday, June 20 2011

In Praise of Silliness

They say you gotta laugh to keep from crying. A simple dose of pure silliness taken on a regular basis is much needed, these days.


Sunday, May 8 2011

‘Four Lions’ With a Ridiculous Roar

Chris Morris transcends the obstacles of the delicate subject matter of suicide bombers and creates a sharp satire.


Monday, April 25 2011

‘Campus’ Series Premiere

The new series from the makers of Green Wing feels like comedy by the numbers.


Monday, January 31 2011

‘Shock Corridor’: The Enemy Within

Sam Fuller’s lurid 1963 potboiler about an egomaniacal journalist going undercover in an asylum strips bare the schizophrenia of postwar America with vicious hyperbole.


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.


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