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New German police outfits look like something from Star Wars

They look like they’re gearing up for the release of Star Wars:The Force Awakens, but these police helmets are totally real – and they’re being used by the force in Germany. 274 more words


The Intersection of Comedy & Drama

Christopher Nolan is now a verb.

The director of gritty, epic dramas that are grounded in realism and groundbreaking science-fiction, yet elevated with labyrinths of mind-bending plot twists, has carved out a space of his own in the cinematic world. 97 more words

Tea Leaves, Entrails and Frankenstein

I find Hollywood a fascinating place, though perhaps that’s because my view is a distant one.

Never mind the scandals, or whom is sleeping with whom–though that’s interesting too, though only in a cursory manner.   413 more words


High Anxiety (1977)

My first experience with Alfred Hitchcock wasn’t actually with the work of the man himself. When I was a child, my grandparents lived in Waukegan, a suburb of Chicago, and I would often spend a month or two with them every summer. 900 more words


On the feminism of Mel Brooks

I realized while my child and I were watching Young Frankenstein that I am comfortable with the way Mel Brooks portrays women.

More than that. 314 more words

Blazing Saddles: These are people of the land, the common clay of the new West. You know...morons

What a brilliant a script it was that made “Blazing Saddles.” (And never mind the gags). It is scathing, satirical, funny and bawdy — and still fresh. 58 more words