Here's Nick Pinkerton on two highly anticipated films from NYFF's main slate: Brian De Palma's Passion and Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha:
Brian De Palma and Noah Baumbach have become thick as thieves--odd when one considers that the two filmmakers' bodies of work seem, on the surface, to have positive ... More >>
At the New York Film Festival yesterday, they screened Frances Ha, the Noah Baumbach-directed film in which Greta Gerwig plays a woman who breaks up with a guy, is kind of a likable mess but is maturing, and who has a female best friend who speaks in snappy sentences.
Just like in Gerwig's last fil ... More >>
Film critic Karina Longworth is reporting from the Toronto International Film Festival this week.
For maybe the first hour of Yellow (written and directed by Nick Cassavetes, the man responsible for the national treasure that is The Notebook), I kept thinking about another film premiering here in T ... More >>
One would have to be as nutty as outgoing New York Film Critics Circle chairman and New York Press film critic Armond White to attempt to refute his lies, exaggerations, fantasies, smears and false assumptions point by point -- especially since he tends to project his own intentions onto his ... More >>
Hot Tub Time MachineYou might say that most pieces in the New York Times are, at least on some level, about generational conflict. Sometimes it's a struggle between two generations, and it's about defining the state of our world. Other times, it's an internal struggle: Where are we going? Whe ... More >>
Alice in Chains get down. Photo by Santiago Felipe.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla sees the sorta resurrected Alice in Chains at Terminal 5, Stephen Deusner on the creative nonfiction of the Drive By Truckers' The Big To-Do, and Phil Freeman gets personal with jazz violinist Regina ... More >>
Someone once told me Tao Lin was like Bloody Mary: Say his name and he just appears. But now, he will be everywhere. The relentless self-promoter and New York Magazine literary It Person is sometimes hard to explain to people who haven't experienced his books. Which are experiences. This will ... More >>
Still trying to wrangle your landlord to get your door to stop squeaking? You ain't seen shit. As long as they didn't make Elizabeth Dwoskin's beautifully terrifying work on this year's list of New York's Worst Landlords, you might end up wanting to hug your own building's capo. And if they a ... More >>
Hoberman, accused!Armond White is miffed that last week I verified what some thought an urban myth by retrieving his 1997 review of Noah Baumbach's Mr. Jealousy from the public library and posting on line it in its entirety, including the final sentence suggesting that Baumbach's mother, form ... More >>
The New York film world was all a twitter yesterday, when an anonymous e-mail went out announcing that New York Press critic Armond White had been disinvited from a critics screening for Greenberg, the new film by one of his least favorite directors, Noah Baumbach. "John Doe"'s e-mail, quoted ... More >>
For a song that was described by an awful lot of people as "cinematic" when it came out two years ago, it sure took a long time for someone to actually put James Murphy's "All My Friends" on film. The song scores the trailer to Noah Baumbach's newest, Greenberg, due out early next year. The film l ... More >>