Mel Brooks Keeps It Very Light in ‘All About Me!’

Mel Brooks has been responsible for so much in the American comedic canon, for so long, it sometimes seems he is, if not 2,000 years old like one of his most indelible characters, maybe 200. He’s act...

Tony Kushner, Oracle of the Upper West Side

IN ACT III, Scene 2 of “Millennium Approaches,” Louis asks, “Why has democracy succeeded in America?” It’s not exactly a rhetorical question, and Louis’s rambling attempt to answer it isn’t entirely ...

The 50 Best TV Shows and Movies on Disney+ Right Now

Sign up for our Watching newsletter to get recommendations on the best films and TV shows to stream and watch, delivered to your inbox. Of all the companies to enter the streaming wars, Disney has si...

Hayao Miyazaki Prepares to Cast One Last Spell

STUDIO GHIBLI MIGHT never have existed had Suzuki, now 73, not found a way to get past Miyazaki’s anger. The two men met in 1979, when, as the editor of an animation magazine, Suzuki showed up at Miy...

The Best Thanksgiving Movies to Watch This Holiday

Face it, the centerpiece of Thanksgiving isn’t the turkey. It’s the TV. After dinner gets devoured in a fraction of the time it took to cook, the overstuffed proceed to the couch to distract themselv...

How Do You Make Teen Comedies Today? Buy a High School.

Chris Weitz, the co-director of “American Pie” and one of the producers of Ms. Cohen’s film, attributes the shift to technology that puts audiences in control. “It was one thing when the gatekeepers,...