(Poster courtesy IFC Films)Noah Baumbach, famous for his Oscar-nominated portrait of divorce, The Squid and the Whale, and for his writing partnership with Wes Anderson (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Fantastic Mr. Fox), has teamed up with his girlfriend, actress Greta Gerwig, on his latest endeavor. The film is Frances Ha and the couple wrote it, Baumbach directed, and Gerwig stars as the eponymous character. Filmed in black and white, the indie project is a true, awkward, and very...Read Full Story
From left: Greta Gerwig, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Lily Collins. (Photos by: Getty Images) Star Trek Into DarknessDirected by J.J. AbramsStarring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Alice EveWith a broader, darker storyline, this Star Trek sequel surpasses the 2009 reboot in nearly every way. After losing command of the Enterprise, Kirk, Spock and co. are tasked with hunting down a murderous ex-Starfleet agent who's hiding out on the...Read Full Story
The Bottom Line
Should you see it?
Baumbach seems to have found his comedic stroke with the help of Gerwig, who's insanely likable and easy to root for as a young woman at the crossroads.
Greta Gerwig began her acting career as a mumblecore sweetheart. She appears as either a woman in a relationship or the object of men's desires in almost every film she's done: Baghead, Hannah Takes the Stairs, Nights and Weekends, Greenberg, Lola Versus, even in Arthur. She's...Read Full Story
Glam Greta – After appearing in Band of Outsiders’ latest campaign, actress Greta Gerwig graces the June cover of Canadian fashion magazine Flare. The star of “Frances Ha” wears a Marc Jacobs top and Jonathan Saunders skirt on the cover shot by Max Abadian. For the inside images, fashion editor Fiona Green dresses the blonde in sparkling looks. “Acting is such a weird thing to talk about. I feel like all the language to describe acting makes you sound like an asshole, ” Greta admits in her...Read Full Story
BY MIRIAM RINN
Teenage girls often develop friendships that border on obsessions, and sometimes those friendships continue into young adulthood. Intimate and intense, such relationships can have an erotic edge to them, even when the women are sexually attracted to men. We are not sure that Frances is attracted to men in Noah Baumbach’s new tragi-comedy “Frances Ha,” but we are certain that she deeply loves her best friend and roommate Sophie. When Sophie pulls away to...Read Full Story
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Greta Gerwig (born August 4, 1983) is an American actress and filmmaker. Gerwig is best known for her association with the mumblecore movement. She has collaborated with director Joe Swanberg on several projects, including the film Nights and Weekends, which the two co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in.