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Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022
It was early in the pandemic when filmmaker Noah Baumbach, for the first time in his career, found himself wondering what he was going to do next.
2019 had been a big year, both professionally and in his personal life. He lost his father. He had a child, with partner Greta Gerwig. And...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022
Like Don DeLillo's 1985 novel, the heart of Noah Baumbach's "White Noise" is in the supermarket. There, in the gleaming aisles of neatly arranged cereal boxes and produce, DeLillo found America's church: an over-lit spectacle of abundance and artificiality. "Here we don't die," says Murray, the...
Thursday, Sep. 1, 2022
Noah Baumbach started re-reading Don DeLillo's "White Noise" in the early days of the pandemic. The 1985 novel, a biting satire about a blended middle-class family in suburban America, didn't feel like a period piece. It felt relevant and familiar.
So Baumbach, known for directing...
Monday, Jul. 25, 2022
Director Noah Baumbach's adaptation of Don DeLillo's 1985 novel "White Noise" has been selected to open the Venice International Film Festival in August, festival director Alberto Barbera said Monday.
Baumbach wrote and directed the film, which looks at the contemporary American family...
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019
Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” was the resounding winner at the IFP Gotham Awards, taking four awards including best feature at the annual New York awards-season kickoff.
By the end of the night on Monday, Baumbach, having long ago exhausted his one prepared speech, stood at the podium...
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
Noah Baumbach is a keen observer of life's banalities. His films relish in the strange and wonderful and awkward things people say and do in the course of the day. But his real magic is turning ordinariness into cinema.
He can take that feeling of post-graduate paralysis or middle-age...
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Your first response to "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)" may very well be: Adam Sandler is good — REALLY good — in his sensitive, nuanced portrayal as Danny, the outsider son in the Meyerowitz brood.
The opening scene finds Danny in the driver's seat beside Eliza, his teenage...
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015
In Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg," there's a scene where Ben Stiller, playing a prickly, neurotic 40-year-old, gazes fearfully at teenage kids around him at a Los Angeles party. "You're so sincere and interested in things," he sneers. "I hope I die before meeting any...
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, the crack-pot team behind "Frances Ha," have proven their delightful screwball talents once more with "Mistress America," which premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is a dreamy and idiosyncratic comedy about...