At a small gathering in Los Angeles last week, Miles Rapoport, president of the 13-year-old progressive think tank Demos, declared that although the U...
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On Thursday night, the 9th of May, 2013, as a rainbow descended into Hollywood and a cotton-candy sunset filled the firmament of Beverly Hills, the Paley Center for Media L.A. celebrated a humor deity: the one and only Mel Brooks.
If this were Dutch Masters instead of American Masters, I'd have a box of cigars, gripes Mel Brooks about the enterprise of including a documentary ab...
The Santa Fe Film Festival represents an important venue for both filmmakers and film audiences to experience the linkage between movies and meaning that otherwise might go unnoticed.
The film has a strong Dickensian flavor to its plotting, as Nick Twisp works his way through both the twisted landscape of suburban Oakland, Calif., and the crowded byways of his own psyche.
Cloris Leachman aptly put it, "There is much that is serious about Mel Brooks. Inside that rapid-fire humor machine is a man with deep emotions, with a great capacity to care, and to love."
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