Save your pennies, skip Film Forum and watch our classic pick on TV!
In our humble-ish opinion, the three funniest movies ever made are Leo McCarey’s The Awful Truth, Billy Wilder’s The Apartment and, yeah, Ghostbusters, which, for a stretch at age 16, we watched pretty much every night, in the hopes that a close Read More
Twenty minutes to curtain…
Dad: This should be great! I loved The Producers! And I don’t really care for musical theater!
Mom: This should be great! I loved The Producers! And I love musical theater!
Brother: I’m going to judge the entire show based on the first number.
Me: The Read More
Late in the second act of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein comes the sublime song-and-dance showstopper that lifts us all into comic euphoria. The inspired, iconic version of “Puttin’ on the Ritz”—here adapted by director-choreographer Susan Stroman from the original 1974 movie—defines Mr. Brooks’ brand of manic genius. But, alas, the big number only emphasizes everything Read More
Mel Brooks’ expected smash hit musical Young Frankenstein opens tonight, but Mr. Brooks still feels the loss of his wife, Anne Bancroft, who died two years ago from cancer.
Over at Salon, Paul Mazursky celebrates Mr. Brooks and describes their weekly lunch at Orso with Michael Gruskoff, Alan Ladd Jr., Jay Kanter, Freddie Fields. Read More
The $450 top ticket price for the new Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein is shocking in this regard: Why so little?
After all, it’s a free country. If our Mel wants to charge a king’s ransom to see a show, what’s it to you? It’s good to be the king. As Max Bialystock says Read More