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Albert Brooks

Director, Actor

Taxi DriverTaxi Driver (1976) Aro Favourite
Dir. Martin Scorsese
Feat. Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks
Robert De Niro stalks the decaying streets of the Big Apple to Bernard Herrmann's haunting score before flipping his lid and enacting brutal revenge…
Real LifeReal Life (1979) Aro Favourite
Dir. Albert Brooks
Feat. Albert Brooks, Charles Grodin, Frances Lee McCain
The genius of Albert Brooks debuted in this hilarious, razor–sharp blueprint for the media monster we now know as Reality TV. Convincing an…
Private BenjaminPrivate Benjamin (1980)
Dir. Howard Zieff
Feat. Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante
Well–fashioned vehicle for Hawn's natural comic talents, she here plays a swanky socialite who joins the army on the spur of the…
Modern RomanceModern Romance (1981) Recommended
Dir. Albert Brooks
Feat. Albert Brooks, Kathryn Harrold, Bruno Kirby
Essentially a sustained neurotic monologue, this early gem from director/star Brooks examines the dilemmas of a…
Twilight Zone - The MovieTwilight Zone - The Movie (1983)
Dir. John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante
Feat. John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks
Big–screen homage to the classic 60s TV–series, features four segments of varying (though often effective) creepiness, helmed by…
Lost in AmericaLost in America (1985) Recommended
Dir. Albert Brooks
Feat. Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty
Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty give up their stressful yuppie lifestyle to travel in a road–home across America, but things don't go quite to…
Broadcast NewsBroadcast News (1987) Recommended
Dir. James L. Brooks
Feat. Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Albert Brooks
Superb TV newsroom dramedy in which vacuous newsreader Hurt and neurotic reporter Brooks compete for the attentions of Holly Hunter.
Defending Your LifeDefending Your Life (1991)
Dir. Albert Brooks
Feat. Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn
Albert Brooks plays a high–flying executive who dies in a car accident, then is shifted off to 'Judgement City' – an otherworldly halfway…
Mother (1997)
Dir. Albert Brooks
Feat. Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, John C. McGinley
Middle–aged teddybear Albert Brooks reties the apron strings with Mom Debbie Reynolds after two failed marriages. Some very funny scenes of…
Muse, TheMuse, The (2000) Recommended
Dir. Albert Brooks
Feat. Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell
Thoroughly affable comedy from Albert Brooks will not disappoint his fans, with his gift for dialogue and impeccable comic timing atoning for a…
In-Laws, TheIn-Laws, The (2002)
Dir. Andrew Fleming
Feat. Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks
Jokily enacted remake of the 1979 film, proffers the same blend of family comedy and spy antics, only with far more hi–tech action and less…
DriveDrive (2011) Recommended
Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn
Feat. Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
Ryan Gosling smoulders as a moonlighting getaway driver in–over–his–head in this crisply stylised, romance–inflected crime…
This is 40This is 40 (2012) Recommended
Dir. Judd Apatow
Feat. Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel
Paul Rudd plays a struggling LA music exec whose reached the Big 4–0 in this funny and sometimes brutally honest look at modern relationships…
Most Violent Year, AMost Violent Year, A (2014) Recommended
Dir. J.C. Chandor
Feat. Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo
The dir. of MARGIN CALL returns to the subject of business ethics for this tough–minded, slow–burn drama set in early 80's New…
ConcussionConcussion (2015)
Dir. Peter Landesman
Feat. Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks
Worthy medical drama with Will Smith as a forensic pathologist investigating repeated incidences of brain degeneration in professional football…
Finding DoryFinding Dory (2016) Recommended
Dir. Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Feat. Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill
Beautifully rendered sequel to Pixar's FINDING NEMO follows Ellen DeGeneres' forgetful blue tang fish as she searches for her long–lost…
Secret Life of Pets, TheSecret Life of Pets, The (2016) Recommended
Dir. Yarrow Cheney, Chris Renaud
Feat. Louis C.K, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart
An all–star lineup of comedic talent livens up this otherwise undemanding tale of animals running wild. Louis C.K. voices a spoiled terrier…

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