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Greta Gerwig

A Class Act: Greta Gerwig, Take A Bow

On August 4 this year, Greta Gerwig turned 35. In 2013, she was a fresh-faced 29, and wrote an article for The New York Times about a scene in her breakthrough film, Frances Ha (2012), which took 42 takes to get right. "In 50 days of…

Eden (2014)

Mia Hansen-Love’s Eden casts a trippy eye over the EDM and underground rave scenes in 90’s Paris. Ostensibly a movie about the booming French house music scene it’s less an account of musical history and more a yarn about misspent youth,…

Mistress America (2015)

Gerwig charms again, but she and Noah settle for easy Mistress America is a sort of Gatsby story. Tracy (the excellent Lola Kirke) is a Barnard College freshman and aspiring writer whose life in Manhattan is looking awfully drab till, in…

The Humbling (2014)

Nailing a Philip Roth adaptation is like going after the great white whale. No one’s sure success is possible and pursuing it usually comes at a cost. In The Humbling, it’s Barry Levinson and Al Pacino who don their captain’s gear to go all…

Frances Ha (2012)

Watching Frances Ha reminded me of two things. First of all, I really like both director Noah Baumbach and actress Greta Gerwig, despite not seeing much of what they've done (both were involved in the very good Greenberg and I've also seen…

Frances Ha (2012)

Defining twenty-somethings Frances Ha is a vehicle for Baubach girlfriend and mumlecore queen Greta Gerwig. Gerwig is a charmer who is appealing, humorous, and authentic and has a kind of glow about her on screen. Recent appearances…

To Rome with Love (2012)

Woody gets busy in Rome, with mixed results Woody Allen's first movie set in Italy was originally titled "Bop Decameron." Bad idea. The four interwoven stories set in Rome hardly bear comparison even with the so-so omnibus film Boccaccio…

No Strings Attached (2011)

Here is the first big problem with No Strings Attached. It's not Friends With Benefits. Now, good grief, I'm not saying that Friends With Benefits is the breezy rom-com that I measure all others against but it's a fact that both No Strings…