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The Mel Brooks Blogathon Arrives!- Day Three

Day Three of the Mel Brooks Blogathon has arrived!  Below are the entries that have been submitted so far (the list will be updated as entries come in; click here for the original blogathon announcement and roster, here for Day One of the blogathon, and … Continue reading

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The Mel Brooks Blogathon Arrives!- Day Two

Day Two of the Mel Brooks Blogathon has arrived!  Below are the entries that have been submitted so far (the list will be updated as entries come in; click here for the original blogathon announcement and roster and here for Day One of the blogathon).  … Continue reading

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The Mel Brooks Blogathon Arrives!- Day One

Day One of the Mel Brooks Blogathon has arrived!  Below are the entries that have been submitted so far (the list will be updated as entries come in; click here for the original blogathon announcement and roster).  Click on the links, enjoy, and, of … Continue reading

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Announcing the Mel Brooks Blogathon!

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Mel Brooks is one of the greatest comedic filmmakers of all time, having made many classic comedies, most of which spoofed a particular film or genre.  From The Producers to Young Frankenstein to Spaceballs, Brooks has left an incredible legacy in the worlds of comedy and cinema.  June 28th marks Brooks’ … Continue reading

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Leos Carax: An Appreciation

Acclaimed French filmmaker Leos Carax is the subject of a recently released feature-length documentary called Mr. X.  He is a writer and director as well as former film critic.  He is known for painful depictions of love in his films as … Continue reading

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DP/30: Jehane Noujaim On ‘The Square’

Jehane Noujaim was already near Tahrir Square in Cairo when the Egyptian Revolution started in 2011; this would become the subject of her latest documentary The Square.  I missed out on seeing the film at Film Forum in NYC last … Continue reading

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DP/30: Joshua Oppenheimer On ‘The Act of Killing’

Joshua Oppenheimer spent several years shooting footage for what became his latest documentary The Act of Killing, which focuses on Indonesian death squad leaders (including Anwar Congo) who reenact their real-life mass killings in the style of their favorite American … Continue reading