Laurel and Hardy – by Vincent Canby

2020-04-12T23:38:26+01:00April 12th, 2020|CINEMA|

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

2019-11-04T12:52:39+00:00March 26th, 2018|CINEMA|

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.

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

2018-02-02T14:34:57+00:00May 2nd, 2017|CINEMA|

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.