Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sundance 2015: 'Mistress America' Review

In recent years, writer-director Noah Baumbach has turned away from the misanthropic comedy of his earlier films to embrace a rich warmth. Maybe that has something to do with his new creative and romantic partner Greta Gerwig. Like their Frances Ha, Mistress America explores the lives of young New Yorkers with affection but also insight. In the new film, Gerwig plays a super-confident woman showing her soon-to-be younger sister (Lola Kirke) around the Big Apple. It may be slight, but it sure is funny. My review of Mistress America is up at Screen International.