Flix: “A Star Is Born” is born again

Arts, Flix | July 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine Gaga. It’s the one word that sums up a suitable response to the latest version of “A Star Is Born,” a remarkably rich remake in which an actress is born, a director is born and a very old, challengingly familiar movie plot is reborn. “A Star Is Born” was born in 1937, […]

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Flix: A look back at ‘Young Frankenstein’

Arts, Flix | July 5th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine This is the first in a regular series of columns by veteran film critic Bill Wine, in which he’ll look at movies both old and new for cinephiles. The filming of Mel Brooks’ beloved monster-movie spoof, “Young Frankenstein,” had just been completed in 1974 when Peter Boyle, the late actor who co-starred […]

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