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    Hey Canada! Win tickets to an advanced screening of Noah Baumbach’s ‘While We’re Young’

    While We’re Young finds Oscar-nominated writer-director Noah Baumbach delivering some of his funniest lines through some of his most relatable characters. With a star-studded cast at its center, his latest film stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver; and promises to be one of the filmmaker’s biggest hits to date. Baumbach (The […] More

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    Clunky script limits ‘While We’re Young’ to feel-good fable

    Though well-acted and capably directed, the heavy-handedness of Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young makes it one of his lesser efforts. Baumbach tries to anticipate the impending clash between Gen X bitterness and Millennial entitlement, but the execution feels uncomfortably Braff-ish. You’ll probably leave the theater smiling, but we’ve come to expect something a little more substantial from an observant filmmaker like Baumbach. More

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    Noah Baumbach explores the trouble of being 45 and 25 in ‘While We’re Young’

    Noah Baumbach’s last few films have been about protagonists doing nothing, or at least trying to give the illusion of doing something. Ben Stiller’s Greenberg said as much, even while slowly building a doghouse for his brother. Greta Gerwig’s Frances Halloway was a professional dancer who didn’t dance to the point that it made her “undateable”. Baumbach’s latest film While We’re Young is about yet another form of stagnation: middle age. A married couple of forty-somethings encounter a married couple of twenty-somethings, and that illusion that they’re doing everything they’re meant to be doing at this age quickly fades away. More

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    Sundance 2015: Most Anticipated in the Premieres Section

    The Sundance Film Festival’s Premieres section is “A showcase of world premieres of some of the most highly anticipated narrative films of the coming year.” Mississippi Grind Written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck From the writing and directing duo that brought us Half Nelson and It’s Kind of a Funny Story comes […] More

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    Fox Searchlight picks up Noah Baumbach’s latest film

    After the success of 2013’s Frances Ha, it looks like writing/directing team Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig will be joining up again for another feature. With the film expected to be screened at Sundance in January, Fox Searchlight has jumped on distributing the film, which will be Baumbach’s second film of the year. The third […] More

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    Watch the trailer for Noah Baumbach’s ‘While We’re Young’

    Following some warm praise by SOS critics at both this year’s Toronto Film Festival and New York Film Festival, Noah Baumbach reteams with his Greenberg star Ben Stiller and Frances Ha‘s Adam Driver for his latest film While We’re Young. Stiller stars as a filmmaker who befriends a pair of 20-something hipsters (a hilarious looking […] More

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    NYFF 2014: ‘While We’re Young’ – The Young and the Old and the Restless

    At age 45, it feels like writer-director Noah Baumbach is getting soft. Best known for his caustic tragicomedies like Kicking and Screaming, The Squid and the Whale, Greenberg, and Margot at the Wedding, he took a turn in tone for his 2012 feature Frances Ha, which starred and was co-written by Greta Gerwig. So, though the warmth of that film might surprise someone familiar with his work, that it’s a collaboration with Gerwig explains at least part of that tone. While We’re Young, though, Baumbach’s newest film which premiered at TIFF this year and made a surprise appearance at the New York Film Festival, manages to carry that affection. It’s hard to top Frances Ha, but his newest is pleasant and impressive all the same. More

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    Ranking The Films of Director Noah Baumbach

    Witty, insightful and unapologetically New York, are just a few ways writer-director Noah Baumbach has been described. Born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Baumbach made his writing and directing debut with Kicking and Screaming, immediately drawing comparisons to both Woody Allen and Whit Stillman. Through his seminal film, he’s received an Academy Award nomination for […] More

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    Status at the Half: Best Movies of 2013 So Far

    We are now officially half way through the year and so I’ve asked our staff to vote for their favourite films released thus far. Hollywood blockbusters may have disappointed us, but thankfully we can always rely on independent filmmakers to create some truly inspiring films. Rounding out the special mentions is Terrence Malick’s To The […] More

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    London’s East End Film Festival 2013: Preview

    Even as the Edinburgh International Film Festival presses ahead up north, the nation’s capital is not – and never has been – content to sit complacent on the cinematic front. The East End Film Festival, founded in 2000 and expanding year on year ever since, returns from 25 June to July 10 and once again […] More

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