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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…

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…