Frances Ha

The Best Female Film Performances of 2013 | 7 Jan 2014 // 9:16 PM

It was a particularly strong year for women in film. These sensational performances remind us that, when all is said and done, it's character and how an actor or actress creates them that matters as much to a movie as a script, a director, or an idea.

The Best Films of 2013 | 5 Jan 2014 // 9:13 PM

After a shaky start, 2013 ended up a stellar cinematic year, covering subjects as varied as young love, '70s (and '80s and '90s) con men, our country's horrific history of slavery, and perhaps most importantly, giant robots battling equally elephantine alien monster.


'Frances Ha' Is Like the Short, Sad-Yet-Happy Pop Song the Director Intended | 17 Dec 2013 // 9:10 PM

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

Greta Gerwig's Frances Is Not a Real Person, Yet, but She's Working on It: 'Frances Ha' | 24 May 2013 // 12:30 AM

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


SFIFF Day 7: Frances Ha + Everyday Objects | 8 May 2013 // 4:30 AM

Stories about the ordinary lives of young women have abounded at film festivals this year. As we look at two of the most popular at SFIFF, we ask whether or not these films are as interesting as they're made out to be.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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