The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood, by David Thomson. Alfred A. Knopf, 400 pages, $27.95.
It’s generally agreed that David Thomson has the most deliciously riveting style of any critic alive-witty, allusive, with a slithery vivacity and a whip-crack rhythm. But style alone can’t make a great critic; if it could, Anthony (“Movies Are Read More
Wednesday, August 11
From John Belushi in the 70′s to Eddie Murphy in the 80′s and Mike Myers in the 90′s, many young stars have traded the fame they gained on Saturday Night Live for big money at the box office. Now NBC is taking tough measures–in the form of a new Saturday Night Live Read More
Wednesday, July 28
Betty White, 77, is returning to prime time this fall, in a CBS sitcom called Ladies Man . So NYTV asked her if she had any theories on why the half-hour comedy genre is in such sorry shape.
If anyone should know, it’s Ms. White. She started doing TV in 1953 Read More
Wednesday, Jan. 6
Al Franken’s Lateline , a sitcom that takes place on the set of a news program, returns to the NBC lineup tonight. The show got a brief run last year.
You know Mr. Franken, of course. A writer-performer at Saturday Night Live since the beginning. Did the “Al Franken decade” bit Read More