Vincent Canby

Laurel and Hardy

Laurel and Hardy – by Vincent Canby

During the last ten years or so, movie producers have been ravaging Laurel and Hardy features and shorts for scenes that they have then compiled into anthology features, some more lovingly and intelligently put together (Robert Youngson’s The Golden Age of Comedy and The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy) than others, especially Jay Ward’s The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy.

‘Barry Lyndon’: Kubrick’s Latest Has Brains And Beauty

Barry Lyndon is a leisurely, serious, witty, inordinately beautiful, premium-length screen adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s first novel, The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq., published in 1844 and set in the second half of the 18th century.

An American Tail (1986)

An American Tail (1986) | Reviews

The following is a collection of reviews for “An American Tail, “the 1986 animated film directed by Don Bluth and written by Judy Freudberg and Tony Geiss.

THE GODFATHER – Review by Vincent Canby [The New York Times]

Taking a best-selling novel of more drive than genius (Mario Puzo’s The Godfather), about a subject of something less than common experience (the Mafia), involving an isolated portion of one very particular ethnic group (first-generation and second-generation Italian-Americans), Francis Ford Coppola has made one of the most brutal and moving chronicles of American life ever designed within the limits of popular entertainment.

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