Monthly Archives: May 2013

Now You See Me

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The Kings of Summer

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The East

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After Earth

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Behind the Candelabra

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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

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Fast & Furious 6

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The Hangover Part III

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Frances Ha

Frances Ha Movie Review

R, 86 m., 2012

Greta Gerwig (Frances), Mickey Sumner (Sophie), Michael Esper (Dan), Adam Driver (Lev), Michael Zegen (Benji), Charlotte d’Amboise (Colleen), Grace Gummer (Rachel), Daiva Deupree (Waitress), Isabelle McNally (Random Girl #1), Vanessa Ray (Random Girl #2), Justine Lupe (Nessa), Lindsay Burdge (Dark Haired Girl), Patrick Heusinger (Patch), Marina Squerciati (Waitress at Club), Christine Gerwig (Mom). Directed by Noah Baumbach and produced by Baumbach, Scott Rudin, Rodrigo Teixeira, Lila Yacoub. Screenplay by Baumbach & Greta Gerwig.

Some movies are made for the masses. Others make the personal universal. Still others find ways of seeing into your very soul and speaking to your personal experience with immediacy and emotional truth. This is such a film. Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha is, like the title character’s final choreographed dance number at the film’s denouement, messy and mannered in quasi-equal measure. This is a precisely-observed, impeccably composed, elegantly-photographed and uncannily acted portrait of a specific individual who this reviewer found infinitely relatable because of her tentative, uncertain nature and the precarious relationships she’s forged with friends and roommates. Oh, and her unanchored sensibilities. Continue reading

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Black Rock

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Star Trek Into Darkness

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Stories We Tell

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Sightseers

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Mud

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The Great Gatsby

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What Maisie Knew

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Love Is All You Need

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Iron Man 3

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The Iceman

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