Craig Teper

Review: 'Fargo'


Even devout Coen Bros. nuts could be forgiven for feeling neutral upon the 1996 release of their breakthrough Midwestern opera of murder and fanatical politeness. Now, thanks to MGM's Special Edition…

Review: 'Umberto D.'


"There are more characters than actors. So not every actor has the face for all characters," proclaims Vittorio De Sica in Criterion's definitive treatment of his neorealist classic. The statement…


Review: 'Seriously Funny'


Between the prehistoric mother-in-law jokes and the easy smirk of today's stand-ups, a radical breed of comedy emerged in the '50s and '60s that eradicated the past and laid the groundwork for laughs…