Tag Archive | Albert Brooks

Finding Dory

Time for a little catch-up. Expect it all month-long. You see, things I saw weeks ago, took a back seat to Oscar for the first two months of 2017. If “Finding Dory” had actually scored an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, you can be certain that I would’ve reviewed it earlier. It didn’t…and you […]

The Little Prince

Yeah, this kind of works–so, I’m going to give it a pass. The framing device narrative isn’t always successful, but I appreciated it as an inventive, new spin, on an old classic. I mean, it does sputter like an old bi-plane occasionally. But, wouldn’t you know it, “The Little Prince” always roars back to life just in […]

“Finding Dory” PR issue?

I’m pretty certain that Walt Disney Studios, and Pixar Animation, are going to have a HUGE billion dollar hit with “Finding Dory”. A no-brainer right? I want to see it, my kids want to see it–it’ll rake in money. Ellen DeGeneres is back, and Albert Brooks too. The voices for this “Finding Nemo” sequel! Ed […]

A Most Violent Year

J. C. Chandor is a little too brave for his own good…not that I’m complaining. In just three films as a director (“Margin Call” and “All Is Lost” before this), he has cemented himself as one of my favorite filmmakers–in fact, most of the top critics seem to be on board concerning his newest feature. […]

This Is 40 & Friends with Kids

Well, that was a surprise. Who would’ve thunk it? Two strikingly similar films—one yet to open and certainly expected to be a big moneymaker, the other a lower budget feature that barely made a box office dent. But they share a plot line that’s just about in the same wheelhouse—as well as a couple of […]


Nominated for Best Sound Editing at the 84th Annual Academy Awards… It’s a gas. And I was prepared this time. I was not ready for the level of brutality when first viewing Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Valhalla Rising” just over a year ago. It was one of the best films of 2010, but that level of […]