While made in a less tumultuous world than the 1942 original, To Be or Not to Be is saved by its humor and universal message.
Tag: Mel Brooks
Saddles not only entertains as one of Hollywood's grandiose, loony comedies, it bonks people over the head with a reality we'd rather ignore and pretend didn't (or doesn't) happen.
Producers is loud. It screams into the camera, boisterous activity pouring from the script that can escape the confines of its lightly dated facade.
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The movie likely would have been green lit with only a single statement: “Mel Brooks plays Hitler.”
High Anxiety does not have its own identity, which is the likely source of its misguided tone.
The physicality of all involved is nothing short of brilliant, perfectly capturing the style and tone of the movies it is paying homage to, not spoofing.
The film chooses not to skewer the Star Wars films alone, but their industry impact.
The few laughs provided here are countered almost two to one with the groaners, a far cry from Brooks nearly unblemished filmography prior.
Jews in Space would undoubtedly be an epic, as the brief trailer shows us, yet here we wait nearly 30-years later and it has yet to happen.
Twelve Chairs is likely more memorable for simply being an early work of a famed director, as you can see his style forming in each frame, leading up to …
Young Frankenstein has a subtle touch, teetering between genres so carefully, you could just as easily be swept up by the shenanigans as you are the lighting and set …