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Wednesday, May 9 2012

Why Isn’t HBO's 'Girls' Called 'Rich Losers'?

Despite its intentions, Girls simply can't be a reflection of creator Lena Dunham's multicultural, multiracial, downwardly mobile generation -- the characters are too white, too wealthy, and most damningly, too insular and incurious about the world beyond them.


Monday, January 31 2011

Missed Movies of 2010, Part 2: Life During Wartime to Wild Grass

In our second half of 2010's overlooked offerings, we champion West Virginia 'white' trash, a mafia musical, the goriest (and goofiest) spring break ever, a trip to a town called Panic, and one unfairly dismissed, should have been an Oscar nominee mainstream hit from Ben Affleck.


Columns

Sunday, June 3 2012

From 'Little Women' to 'Girls'

Hannah of Girls is not your grandmother’s fictional heroine, but she's a worthy, modern-day descendant.


Reviews

Saturday, April 14 2012

'Girls' is a Knockout

In Girls, Lena Dunham captures the messy textures and rhythms of everyday life. She also reminds us of her terrific ear for dialogue.


Thursday, March 15 2012

'Tiny Furniture' Is a Tiny Miracle

Never overrun by the self-conscious quirk or straining obnoxious affectation of some of her peers' work, Lena Dunham’s film is a modest, honest confessional that finds joy and poignancy in the tiny, awkward, stupid moments in life.


Thursday, March 15 2012

SXSW Film Festival Day 4: 'Indie Game' + 'Girls'

Do you have to be into video games to like Indie Games? Absolutely not.


Thursday, November 11 2010

'Tiny Furniture': Permeable Boundaries

Tiny Furniture is a study of lost -- and at times willingly sacrificed -- momentum.


Blogs

Friday, April 30 2010

Let's Hear It for American Indies!

Best of the fest! Back to back screenings late into Saturday night restores this reviewer's faith in American indies and reaffirms the brilliance of Turkish-German director Fatih Akin at the Eighth Annual Independent Film Festival of Boston.


News

Wednesday, October 1 2014

Lena Dunham's 'Not That Kind of Girl' Packed With Witty Anecdotes, Honesty

I came to Lena Dunham, appropriately enough, at my therapist’s office. I was paging through the Aug. 13, 2012, issue of The New Yorker, waiting to


Tuesday, April 17 2012

Lena Dunham: from ‘Tiny Furniture’ to HBO series

PASADENA, Calif. — Actress-filmmaker-writer Lena Dunham admits she was a lazy little girl growing up in New York. “I asked a lot of questions, did a


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