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New York 2017 Review: LADY BIRD Emerges

What separates Lady Bird from other exemplary entries into the beloved coming of age genre, besides its superficial differences, is the personality and layered nuance that Gerwig offers her craft, allowing for an experience that feels fresh in the face of every cliché it transcends.

LADY BIRD Trailer: Greta Gerwig Goes Autobiographical in Directorial Debut

A24 Films have released the first trailer for Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, Lady Bird. The film, which Gerwig also wrote, stars Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) who plays a girl on the threshold of adult life who yearns to escape her roots...

Review: 20TH CENTURY WOMEN Rocks the Roost

You must remember this... Filmmaker Mike Mills remembers a lot of things. His own life is the source material for his films. 2010’s Beginners was about his rough relationship with his father; now, 20th Century Women is about him growing...

Zach's Overly Comprehensive Top 15 Of '15

Every year I rewrite the rules of my list organization. I'm not trying to be bold in this, I've just never settled on one method as definitive enough. This is not unlike how I used to arrange and re-arrange my...

Review: MISTRESS AMERICA, Easy, Breezy Comedy With A Point

After falling into a depressing, dour pit with 2010's Greenberg, director Noah Baumbach rebounded with the far more lighthearted and sprightly Frances Ha, which he co-wrote with Greta Gerwig. Their collaboration continued on a successful note with last year's While...

TTTT: An American Film Geek's Top & Bottom 10 for 2013

It all comes down to relationships. And 2013 yielded its fine share of memorable on-screen relationships: A man and his computer. A slave and his masters. A young girl and her repressive country. A child and her caretakers. A young...

Quentin Tarantino's Top Ten Films Of The Year: From GRAVITY To THE LONE RANGER

Quentin Tarantino sure loves making top lists. Aside of his contributions to the Sight & Sound polls, there's Tarantino's favorite films since Reservoir Dogs, spaghetti westerns, grindhouse films and even death scenes and killer movie moments. While his genre knowledge...

Review: FRANCES HA, Adrift In The Big City, Colorful Self-Deception Intact

Noah Baumbach has been a polarizing filmmaker since he burst onto the scene with his first high-profile feature, 2005's The Squid and the Whale. Aside from launching Jesse Eisenberg's career, that effort also familiarized the film world with Baumbach's quirky...

5 Most Intriguing Indies In May: NO ONE LIVES, SIGHTSEERS, KINGS OF SUMMER, And More

Hollywood's summer blockbuster season "officially" begins this week -- and I'm already feeling burned out. As a curative aid, I've picked a handful of the most intriguing indies that will be receiving theatrical releases in the U.S. this month, films...

Greta Gerwig Dances Her Sorrows Away In The Trailer For Noah Baumbach's FRANCES HA

When it played at TIFF last fall, our own Ryland Aldrich had this to say about Noah Baumbach's latest film Frances Ha, starring his newest muse and once Mumblecore stalwart Greta Gerwig:  ...this is a very strong character comedy from...

TTTT: An American Film Geek's Bottom 10 for 2012

Many a film critic, including at times even the most positive and altruistic of us, take a certain mean delight in unleashing our master lists of the year's biggest stinkers. The temptation to avenge what may be an assault on...

Review: What Lola Wants, Lola Does Not Get in LOLA VERSUS

Take everything that's clichéd, dull and wrong-headed about American independent film, over boil it in a pot of tepid tap water, and you've got a pretty good bead on Lola Versus. But this food/film analogy wouldn't be complete without one...

TIFF 2012 Review: FRANCES HA Finds Baumbach At His Best

Noah Baumbach has been a polarizing filmmaker since he burst onto the scene with his first high-profile feature, 2005's The Squid and the Whale. Aside from launching Jesse Eisenberg's career, that effort also familiarized the film world with Baumbach's...

GREENBERG review

The title role in Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg" is an actor's dream. Roger Greenberg is the kind of character who can't drive, but spends significant amounts of time criticizing everyone else's driving. His awesome band missed a major opportunity fifteen years...