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Remembering The Great Gene Wilder

The great Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman on 11 June 1933. The actor first caught attention in Arthur Penn’s 1967 hit Bonnie And Clyde, before a career making role opposite Zero Mostel in Mel Brooks’ The Producers (1968),  for which he [...]

June 11, 2021

Obituary: Gene Wilder 1933-2016

The majestic Gene Wilder has died at the age of 83 years old. The comedian was a live wire, a true genius who was able to add a certain amount of zing and pizzazz to everything he was in. Sadly, Wilder passed away due to complications from [...]

August 30, 2016

Book Review: THE ART OF JOHN ALVIN Is A Classy Affair

The great movie poster is a dying art-form (literally). There was once a time when a movie poster could be admired for being a classy piece of pop art, something that not only advertised a movie, but also stood proudly as its own thing. These [...]

September 4, 2014

DVD Review: Cuban Comedy THE TWELVE CHAIRS

This classic Cuban comedy from 1962 is definitely not what you’d expect, from the opening montage of revolutionary photographs to the animated credits sequence there’s a strange atmosphere that permeates through The Twelve Chairs. In fact, I’d [...]

April 8, 2012