Like Mother, Like Daughter (Film Review: “Lady Bird”)

A minor masterpiece which captures the mother-daughter dance of blurred and belligerent boundaries, and a film which puts Greta Gerwig squarely on the map as among her generation’s most gifted filmmakers. Continue Reading →


To Whom It May Concern (Film Review: “Greenberg”)

There’s no actor who could have achieved the approach-avoidance vibe you feel for the title character better than Ben Stiller in the offbeat comic drama, Greenberg. Even though you’re rooting for him, it’s easier to do so from a safe distance. Continue Reading →