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

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.


'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.


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

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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