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Features

Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best Films of 2010

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.


Tuesday, January 8 2008

Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.


Reviews

Friday, March 27 2015

Ben Stiller Takes on a Woody Allen Persona in 'While We're Young'

This examination of documentary filmmaking, of truth and not-quite-truth, is somewhat undercut by the neuroses of its male lead (Ben Stiller).


Tuesday, December 17 2013

'Frances Ha' Is Like the Short, Sad-Yet-Happy Pop Song the Director Intended

The best sequence follows Frances running, leaping, and dancing down the streets of Manhattan to the tune of David Bowie's "Modern Love".


Friday, May 24 2013

Greta Gerwig's Frances Is Not a Real Person, Yet, but She's Working on It: 'Frances Ha'

Noah Baumbach’s deft romantic comedy spoons a nice helping of sugar into a dark premise.


Thursday, March 18 2010

Greenberg

The film's central romance looks like a perfect storm of codependency, dressed up as introspection and self-analysis.


Wednesday, March 5 2008

Margot at the Wedding

Vivid impressions that make us look closely into Baumbach's fascinating, semi-miserable world.


Blogs

Sunday, August 15 2010

A Bunch of Blu 3

In this installment, we look at Clash of the Titans (2010), Spartacus, The Breakfast Club, Nanny McPhee, and Greenberg.


News

Monday, March 23 2015

Filmmaker Noah Baumbach Is Hitting That Middle-age Groove

People have often worked hard to pick apart what elements of Baumbach’s films are drawn from his own life, this character representing that person and so on. He has often bristled at the notion, preferring to focus on their fictional elements.


Wednesday, December 5 2007

Brothers and sisters bare their fangs on the big screen

It's that time of year when intimate strangers come over to eat large birds and drain your liquor cabinet. You know these people from childhood,


Wednesday, November 28 2007

A couple who collaborated on a 'Wedding'

Noah Baumbach and Jennifer Jason Leigh have been married for a little over two years. And they were an item for a while before that.


Tuesday, November 20 2007

Nicole Kidman probed deep for 'Margot at the Wedding'

"I responded to the wicked comedy of it. And the way in which it sort of disturbs you, gets under your skin," says Nicole Kidman,


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