James L. Brooks

Columns

Monday, March 21 2011

Flash Over Substance: ‘Broadcast News’, Redux

As in real life, the TV news industry in Broadcast News looks less like a small pond and more like shark-infested waters.


Reviews

Tuesday, March 22 2011

'How Do You Know' Is Out of Touch, Sometimes Delightfully So

After so many sitcom-lit rom-com nightmares, How Do You Know registers as an almost old-fashioned pleasure.


Thursday, December 16 2010

'How Do You Know': This Obvious Thing That I'm Missing

How Do You Know drags out Lisa's decision-making process, as if she's got a real decision to make.


Wednesday, April 6 2005

Spanglish (2004)

Téa Leoni sees the script as an example of Brooks' ability to 'pierce human truth and make it ooze for you'.


Thursday, December 16 2004

Spanglish (2004)

Flor appears resolute and highly ethical, both qualities that help her survive as a maid for white folks in Bel Air.


Tuesday, November 23 2004

Taxi: The Complete First Season

If Alex is the dad, Louie is the drunk uncle who visits without calling first.


Blogs

Friday, December 17 2010

Oscar Winners Can't Fully Answer 'Know''s Title Question

If anyone could have saved the stagnant cinematic genre, it would be Brooks. Sadly, How Do You Know is as creatively confused as its title.


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