Tag: noahbaumbach

Venice 2019 Review: MARRIAGE STORY Tells The Light And Dark Sides Of Divorce

Director Noah Baumbach has had a hand in some truly wonderful movies in his time, whether it be the likes of Wes Anderson's beautifully playful The Fantastic Mr Fox or the black-and-white game-changer Frances Ha, which he and Greta Gerwig...

Cannes 2017 Review: THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED), Rich on Dysfunctional Delight

While Cannes has not exactly been light on controversy this year, one film in its lineup was easily singled out as a suspicious inclusion when the official selection was first announced. After all, not only does The Meyerowitz Stories (New...

Criterion in November 2016: LONE WOLF AND CUB, PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE, ONE-EYED JACKS and More

Ah, November. Here in North America, the weather cools off, critically-acclaimed movies flood the theaters (in some cities) and Criterion delivers some tasty titles. The bounty begins with the classic Lone Wolf and Cub series, which combines an assassin and...

Hey Toronto! It's Time to Get Your De Palma Voyeurism Fix

Over the course of what promises to be a long, hot, sticky summer, what better way to escape the streets and enter the sleazy, dreamy, violently dark ouvre of Brian De Palma. With the release of Jake Paltrow & Noah...

Oak Cliff 2016 Interview: PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE's Jessica Harper Returns To The Paradise

It’s crazy to think that at 24 years of age, Jessica Harper made her onscreen debut in a film that would live forever in the hearts of its passionate fans. Those who love Brian DePalma’s 1974 rock opera masterpiece, The...

New York 2015 Review: Getting To Know DE PALMA's Rabbit

Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow's documentary, De Palma, begins with its beloved subject discussing the first time he ever saw Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and the profound impact it had on his sense of storytelling and general cinematic philosophy. In discussing...

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...

Review: WHILE WE'RE YOUNG, A Couple Struggles With Middle Age

It pains me to give a Noah Baumbach film anything less than a glowing review, especially considering there is so much that works about his new film, While We're Young. The premise is his most appealing to date, which, at...

Toronto 2014 Review: WHILE WE'RE YOUNG Is Too Proud Of Being Old

It pains me to give a Noah Baumbach film anything less than a glowing review, especially considering there is so much that works about his new film, While We're Young. The premise is his most appealing to date, which, at a glance,...

LA Film Fest 2013 Review: NOBODY'S DAUGHTER HAEWON And The Endearing Art Of Wandering

I've got a confession to make: Until last night I'd never seen a film by Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo (In Another Country, Woman Is The Future Of Man). So Why was that? My reasons in the past were fleeting, entirely...

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...

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...

Review: MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED Provides a 3D Spectacle

By stepping up its game, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted manages to be entirely compelling as a 3D spectacle, consistently filling the screen with a dazzling array of colors and forms and objects and animals, above all, animals who are...

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...

FANTASTIC MR FOX: Review

Remember how this page was once filled with Fantastic Mr Fox reviews. Well, the film finally landed in Belgium. So even if this review seems royally late, for many of us the film is just barely available in the legal...

THE FANTASTIC MISTER FOX Review

[What can I say ... there are a lot of people here with opinions on Wes Anderson's latest creation.  Our thanks to regular reader and occasional contributor Charles Webb for the following.]Twelve years ago (fox years, that is) Mr. Fox...

FANTASTIC MR. FOX review

With a cast of talking stop-motion animated wild animals that are imbued with the herky-jerky charm of old Rankin-Bass Christmas specials ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"), it may seem like modern-day iconoclast filmmaker Wes Anderson has turned a corner into...

FANTASTIC MR. FOX Review

Coming into the theatres in wide release with all the joie de vivre of a little boy trying to please his girlfriend and mother, Fantastic Mr. Fox is yet another trump card in the quality animated and family film derby...