Review: Marriage Story

Director: Noah Baumbach Stars: Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson Charlie (Adam Driver) and Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) were a happily married couple living in New York, until they weren't. Noah Baumbach's latest film - a mix of emotionally wrought drama and excruciating farce that plays out like a career summation - unpicks a marriage as … Continue reading Review: Marriage Story

The Best Films Of The Decade

I posted a list like this, broken out into 5 parts, earlier this year, then took it down again. I was triggered by a couple of other publications that dared to make their lists so early. This is an updated version. Long, but snugly housed all in the one post. It just requires a lot … Continue reading The Best Films Of The Decade

Review: Mistress America

Mistress America is the second feature from Noah Baumbach of 2015 to deal with the thorny subject of intellectual property. Where it begins. Where it ends. But where spring's more user-friendly While We're Young came by the topic via a subplot that seemingly took over the picture, Mistress America seems more deliberately built to address the issue. In … Continue reading Review: Mistress America

Review: While We’re Young

I sit here writing this at the still relatively young age of 31. 32 is fast approaching. I don't consider myself old, yet still I'm starting to begrudge the fact that 'youth culture' doesn't really include me nowadays, and more and more I'm the one actively withdrawing my participation. Be it my own culpability or … Continue reading Review: While We’re Young

Review: Frances Ha

I didn't think I would be recommending Frances Ha, but I am. From the outset this sounded as though it had the potential to be one of the flimsiest if not plain irritating films of the year. A large part of this has to do with my own skepticism regarding director Noah Baumbach. Whilst depressed-Ben … Continue reading Review: Frances Ha