Brother Sam: The Short, Spectacular Life of Sam Kinison is one that we can get excited by. Why? Because the script was written by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the writer-directors of American Splendor, the stellar movie that really pu Paul Giamatti on the map. Furthermore, the script is based on a memoir written by his brother and manager, Bill Kinison, and Steve Delsohn. This is no Russell Crowe playing Bill Hicks, folks. It’s the way Hollywood should treat the memories of talented people who died too soon.