Posts Tagged ‘Noah Baumbach’

This Week’s Movie News From Talking Pictures

Aug 16 2015

There’s a touch of 1960s nostalgia on this week’s Talking Pictures. It comes courtesy of Guy Ritchie’s take on hit TV series, The Man From UNCLE, released in cinemas this week. And its stars, Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, share the hot seat for The Big Interview. Other new films in the spotlight include Noah Baumbach’s latest comedy, Mistress America, and thought-provoking documentary Precinct Seven Five.

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Film Review: While We’re Young

Apr 02 2015

Fans of indie films will probably recognise the name Noah Baumbach, the writer/director of slices of pure pleasure like The Squid And The Whale (2005) and, more recently, Frances Ha (2012).  Now he’s taken a leaf out of fellow director Wes Anderson’s book (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom) and made the leap from indie cinema to the mainstream.

His first film for the mass market, While We’re Young, certificate 15, opens all over London and the UK on Friday.  But has the move worked?  And is it that rarity nowadays – a genuinely funny comedy?  London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, gets her chuckle muscles ready ….. 

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