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Noah Baumbach

VENICE 2015 – De Palma (2015)

Whatever else you might think about Brian De Palma, he sparks strong reactions. Over the years, he’s been labelled a derivative misogynist from some corners of the press, and a technically brilliant master of tension by others. I’ve never…

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…

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…

Greenberg (2010)

Noah Baumbach’s films can be summed up by the screenplays for each.  2006’s debut The Squid and the Whale was a viciously spun tale, with sharp lines, an understated groove with painfully real dramatic pauses, 2008’s follow up Margot at The…

Greenberg (2010)

Yes, no, maybe Writer-director Noah Baumbach, whose best-known features are The Squid and the Whale and Margot at the Wedding, has specialized in spoiled middle-class American intellectual types. His Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller) is…