Subject:

Albert Brooks

  • Film

    December 20, 2012

    Ring Cycle

    Like marriage, This Is 40 is long, aimless and worth it.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    2012 Oscar Nominations, Complete with Snubs, Surprises, and Mehs

    The nominees for the cinematic super bowl, the 2012 Academy Awards, were announced yesterday, and as always there were a few of the year's best pictures and performances that were left warming the bench by the all-powerful Academy. Martin Scorsese's Hugo leads the game with 11 nods, beating out th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    The Best Damn Films of 2011

    What a year it was at the movies! Just reflect for a second all the places we've traveled together on our cinematic voyages of 2011 in that theatrical transport known as film. Alternate worlds and realities. All over the map of our own. Forward to the future. Back in time. Into the psyche. Hell, hal ... More >>

  • News

    December 22, 2011

    Best Films: 10 for 2012

    You better watch out.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Descendants Ascends to Top of DFW Crix List

    ​The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just dispatched its year-end best-of, the whole list of which follows. Given my retreat from film crit in recent months -- though I did review We Bought a Zoo, opening Christmas week, and ... not bad -- I can't argue with this year's list as I've don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Last Night: 400 Blows at Bryan Street Tavern

    400 Blows, El Paso Hot Button, New Science Projects Bryan Street Tavern October 6, 2011 Better than: Staying home and watching A-Rod strike out again! ​Maybe a couple dozen people ventured out last night into the sometimes seedy confines of old East Dallas to catch a fine triple-bill of noise, i ... More >>

  • Film

    September 15, 2011

    Drive: No Talk, All Action

    Ryan Gosling takes the wheel in a retro heist-gone-bad bloodbath.

  • Film

    December 16, 2010
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    July 30, 2009
  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    It Doesn't Suck!

    Breathe easy, Simpsons fans. The movie is eeeexellent.

  • Film

    March 1, 2007

    Like Pigs to Slaughter

    Cast of old men in leather pants on the road to nowhere good

  • Home Entertainment

    August 17, 2006
  • Film

    January 19, 2006

    Who's Laughing?

    Albert Brooks looks for comedy and comes up empty

  • Film

    August 21, 2003

    A Slice o' Hell

    Don't Tempt Me with this teasing battle for one man's soul

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Undersea No Evil

    Parents, take heart: Finding Nemo is better than the average Disney 'toon

  • Film

    May 22, 2003

    Till Death. That's It.

    The In-Laws is bigger and broader than the original, but not better

  • Culture

    November 21, 2002

    Mr. One-Man Show

    David Cross is funny as hell. So why isn't he laughing?

  • Film

    November 15, 2001

    In the Screening Room

    For the Deep Ellum Film Festival, the third time's the charm

  • Film

    October 11, 2001

    Herald and Mod

    My First Mister proclaims the transcendence of a pretty young freak

  • Film

    August 26, 1999

    God help him

    Albert Brooks used to be funny; now, not even The Muse can help him

  • Calendar

    August 5, 1999

    On the road...still

    An Odyssey in Real Life on the Virtual Road

  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    Eight is enough

    Hollywood mainstream in the slipstream: hits, misses, remakes, and blasts from the past

  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    A slightly dirty dozen

    Although many standout films were released in 1998, no one movie really stood out

  • Film

    June 25, 1998

    But not out of mind

    Smart and funny, Out of Sight is the best Elmore Leonard adaptation yet

  • Film

    June 25, 1998

    Afterthought special

    The classic children's story deserves better than this misconceived mess

  • Film

    June 4, 1998

    Camera ready

    In The Truman Show, a hypernormal Jim Carrey dives into the world of TV--and brings us a "message film" that almost works

  • Music

    April 16, 1998

    In the gutter

    Penelope Spheeris wallows in the Decline of Western Civilization one more time

  • Film

    December 25, 1997

    Rough trade

    Life is messy, but As Good As It Gets is just a mess

  • Film

    October 30, 1997

    Bad medicine

    Critical Care tries to do for medicine what Network did for TV, and fails

  • Film

    January 9, 1997

    Directing his life

    Albert Brooks talks about his Mother and a character called Albert Brooks

  • Film

    January 2, 1997

    '96 rewound

    Good, but not that good

  • Film

    December 26, 1996

    Oedipus wrecks

    Albert Brooks keeps asking, "Mother, may I?" and the answer's a resounding...maybe

  • News

    September 7, 1995

    Slouching toward Hollywood

    Can four young Dallas filmmakers sell their dream-and still keep their souls? Matt Zoller Seitz follows the trail of Bottle Rocket

  • Film

    April 20, 1995
  • Film

    April 6, 1995

    Stupid Dave tricks

    Letterman's hijacking of the Oscars reveals his limitations

  • Film

    January 12, 1995

    Personal best

    From a year full of startling and memorable movies, here are our favorites

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