Mar 7, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
New video: 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World'
Stanley Kramer's long, long, long mega-comedy "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" , newly out from Criterion in dual-format DVD and Blu-ray, is one such behemoth – a movie that opened city by city with advance sales of reserved seats, an overture, an intermission and a souvenir program.
Distinctly different Oscar nominees make for an apples vs. oranges competition
Michael Fassbender, left, Lipita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor are all nominated for Oscars for "12 Years a Slave," which is also up for best picture.
Whoopi Goldberg, Viola Davis, Will Smith, Sidney Poitier, Tyler Perry ...
This is one of the most exciting years in black film ever, and now 2014 will be remembered as a record year for African-American presenters at the Oscars.
The Globe and Mail
It's still a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World: why the cult film endures 50 years later
If comedy is truly the art of timing, then the passing this week of Sid Caesar at 91 qualifies as something of a punchline, especially given the recent Blu-Ray/DVD release by Criterion of the 1963 comedy spectacular It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World .
In the Heat of the Night
Movies like In the Heat of the Night are tough for modern audiences to appreciate for what they meant to audiences.