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IN THEATERS - "Mistress America"

Mistress America (2015; Dir.: Noah Baumbach)


By Daniel Barnes

After the entertaining but unfocused mixed bag of While we’re Young, Noah Baumbach gets back to top form with the utterly charming… 141 more words

In Theaters

Bringing Up Gerwig: A Review of Noah Baumbach's 'Mistress America'

Talking about Mistress America is talking about two talented auteurs collaborating at the top of their game and creating what might very well be their masterpiece. 881 more words


In Defense of Classic Hollywood's Screwball Comedy

A few things must be straightened out before I get to the bones of the article. This is in response to the assertions made by Indiewire and their article,  1,991 more words


Barbara Stanwyck in THE LADY EVE (1941) - Crooked, but not Common

There is inherent strength in all of the women she played on screen.  I can think of no other female actor in classic Hollywood who is less a damsel in the ‘in distress’ way than Barbara Stanwyck.  2,079 more words

Aurora's Posts

John Barrymore: How to Suffer Nobly for Art

We (as in, yours truly) have an affinity for outlandish characters – whether in real life on on the screen. One of favourite oversized movie characters is the fictional Broadway producer Oscar Jaffe, as played by the legendary actor  668 more words


A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Starring: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Directed by: Charles Crichton

A Fish Called Wanda is a movie called one of the all time great movies comedies… and for good reason.  295 more words

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