Broadcast News: Criterion Collection

January 21, 2011

After the success of the Academy Award-winning Terms of Endearment (1983), James L. Brooks spent a few years to research and write what could possibly be his most personal film to date: Broadcast News (1987). Drawing from his years in television, including... 

Confessions of a Shopaholic: Two-Disc Special Edition

June 23, 2009

With Muriel’s Wedding (1994), Australian filmmaker P.J. Hogan injected fresh, new life into the romantic comedy and all to the beat of a memorable soundtrack dominated by Abba songs. He gave the film an edgy quality with a shocking plot twist partway... 

Friends with Money

February 27, 2007

Nicole Holofcener writes some of the best, most realistic dialogue for women (and men) and how they interact with one another. This was evident with her strong debut film Walking and Talking (1996) and her work on the small screen with the episodes of... 

The Last Shot

November 12, 2005

Actors love doing satires of Hollywood. Case in point: the movie star-packed cast of Robert Altman’s movie The Player (1992) and David Mamet’s State and Main (2000). The Last Shot (2004) follows in this tradition but as you’re watching this clumsy... 

The School of Rock

June 14, 2002

They say that the two things you should never work with on a movie are animals and children. They are notoriously difficult to deal with and invariably end up stealing every scene. Jack Black, star of raunchy comedies, like Orange County (2002), is not...