The Oscar-nominated About Schmidt, starring Jack Nicholson, marks the 20th anniversary of its theatrical release in 2002. This is the first of two Jack Nicholson movies getting a milestone anniversary review in December. The other film is As Good As It Gets, celebrating 25 years on December 25. Anyway, it’s really hard to believe that About Schmidt is 20 years old this year. I can still remember watching the dramedy in theaters! As a film,…"About Schmidt Marks 20th Anniversary"
Tag: Alexander Payne
George Clooney manages to turn in a career-best performance as a father of two daughters in the Hawaiian-set The Descendants. Alexander Payne adapts Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel for the screen in true cinematic fashion. Because of the whole cheating aspect, this probably isn’t a film that could have been released during the Production Code era. Regardless, it’s one of my favorite films from 2011. In a perfect world, George Clooney would have won an Oscar…"The Descendants: George Clooney’s Career-Best"
Approaching its 20th anniversary in May 2019, Alexander Payne’s Election remains one of the best political satire comedies of all time. Three-time teacher of the year Jim McCallister (Matthew Broderick) is one of G.W. Carver High School’s popular teachers. He also has some sort of vendetta against Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon). McCallister puts a plan together the very moment in which Flick decides to run for class president. Earlier in the year, Tracy had been involved…"Election: One of The Best Political Satire Comedies"
The Breakfast Club is one of several films heading to the Criterion Collection with a Blu-ray release in January 2018. The John Hughes film, which turned 32 years old this year, will see a lot of bonus features in addition to a 4K restoration according to Criterion: 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS‑HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray Audio commentary from 2015 featuring actors…"The Breakfast Club heads to Criterion"