James L. Brooks
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 5 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Columns

Flash Over Substance: ‘Broadcast News’, Redux
21 Mar 2011 // 4:00 PM

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

//Reviews

'How Do You Know' Is Out of Touch, Sometimes Delightfully So
22 Mar 2011 // 3:58 PM

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

'How Do You Know': This Obvious Thing That I'm Missing
16 Dec 2010 // 10:46 PM

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

//Blogs

Oscar Winners Can't Fully Answer 'Know''s Title Question
16 Dec 2010 // 11:30 PM

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.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

// Moving Pixels

"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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