Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Interview: Greta Gerwig, Star of Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress

When writer-director Whit Stillman’s smart, wry Metropolitan appeared in 1990 it heralded the arrival of a fresh, new cinematic voice. Stillman continued to mine his favorite topic–the comedic hand-wringing and navel-gazing angst of the “urban haute bourgeoisie“–in Barcelona (1994) and The Last Days of Disco (1998). But then the film maker dropped off the indie-cinema […]

Interview: Jeff Who Live At Home‘s Co-writer-director Jay Duplass

I was late to the Mumblecore bandwagon (or conversely the “anti-Mumblecore” counter-bandwagon), so I hadn’t seen a Duplass Brothers film until 2010’s oddly sweet Cyrus completely snuck up on me and on repeated viewings become one of my favorite films of the year. Cyrus, which stars John C. Reilly as a lovable loser falling for […]

“While all the other arts were born naked, [film], the youngest, has been born fully-clothed. It can say everything before it has anything to say. It is as if the savage tribe, instead of finding two bars of iron to play with, had found scattering the seashore fiddles, flutes, saxophones, trumpets, grand pianos by Erhard and Bechstein, and had begun with incredible energy, but without knowing a note of music, to hammer and thump upon them all at the same time.”

--Virginia Woolf