Mistress America

A film about female friendship with very little romance, I should love it! But I don’t – 2/5download

Year: 2015
Director: Noah Baumbach
Screenplay: Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach
Starring: Lola Kirke, Greta Gerwig, Matthew Shear, Michael Chernus
Length: 1 hour 26 minutes

Continue reading “Mistress America”


Frances Ha

Released: 2012
Director: Noah Baumbach (also directed The Squid and the Whale, Greenburg, While We’re Young)
Screenplay: Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach
Starring: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver
Watched: December 2015
Rating: 4.5/5


Frances Halladay (Greta Gerwig) is a 29 year old dancer living in New York, apprentice at a dance company and hoping to finally make it into the company. She lives with her best friend from college Sophie (Mickey Sumner), an editor at Random House. The two of them are immensely close until Sophie decides to move into a new apartment in her dream New York suburb Tribeca with someone else, leaving Frances unable to pay the rent. The film follows Frances through a variety of new abodes as she tries to keep hold of the dreams she’s held on for so long while everyone else is moving on and growing up around her.

Continue reading “Frances Ha”