Smart People

August 12, 2008

Smart People (2008) is the latest in a long, checkered lineage of quirky, independent film dramedies (comedy-drama hybrids). Jodie Foster’s Home for the Holidays (1995) established the template with the following ingredients: take a dysfunctional family... 

Ned and Stacey: Season 1

January 3, 2006

Ned (Haden Church) is a cynical, self-absorbed advertising agency executive. Stacey (Messing) is an idealist who writes for The Village Voice. They are set-up on a blind date by their friends and its love and hate at first sight. He’s superficial and... 


November 4, 2005

From the man that brought us some of the best dramas and comedies in the recent-present like As Good As It Gets, Jerry Maguire and Riding in Cars With Boys, and let’s not forget his writing duties on The Simpsons. James L Brooks directs a superbly... 


October 11, 2005

Alexander Payne’s last film, About Schmidt (2002), continued his fascination with American cinema in the ‘70s by featuring one its biggest (and most prolific) stars, Jack Nicholson. His latest movie, Sideways (2004), continues the road movie motif...