Tag Archives: Albert Brooks

July 18

The Secret Life of Pets

Since bursting onto the scene with 2010’s Despicable Me, Illumination Entertainment has slowly established themselves as a worthy competitor to the Pixar throne. While they have struck gold with the Despicable Me/Minions franchises, and The Lorax to a certain extent, the company needed prove that they are more than blue overalls and yellow banana loving […]

June 23

Finding Dory

The longer a sequel takes to be made, the higher the stakes become (see the budget for the upcoming Independence Day: Resurgence). Also, focusing a sequel on a supporting character (Minions, Evan Almighty) doesn’t always pay off as well as the original. However, when you have the star power of Ellen DeGeneres, and bring back […]

January 30

A Most Violent Year

In J.C. Chandor’s methodically tense crime drama, A Most Violent Year, the American Dream is ripe for the taking for those who have the fortitude to reach into murky waters and pull it out. Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) is the prototypical self-made man who has worked his way from driving trucks to be being the […]

December 06

The Auteurs: Steven Soderbergh (Part 1)

One of the key figures in launching a new wave of American independent cinema in the 1990s, Steven Soderbergh is a filmmaker whose diverse array of films is unmatched. His films often focus on people who struggle with the realities of their situations. Whether it’s in polished studio releases or offbeat/experimental pieces, Soderbergh always keeps […]