Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Watch: The Scene From Noah Baumbach's 'Frances Ha' That Took 42 Takes To Get Right

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • May 9, 2013 9:22 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Frances Ha, Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver
Earlier this week we dropped our 15 Most Anticipated Indie Films Of The Summer, not only to give some attention to the movies that will be flying a bit more under the radar, but as a reminder that there is plenty of great stuff to see that doesn't involve superhero underoos and explosions. And one film this writer has already fallen in love with pretty hard is Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha." It's a big-hearted tale of that awkward time between striving for youthful dreams and settling for realistic adult responsibilities, and it's captured with huge belly laughs and a resonant emotional core. It's also terrifically entertaining. But it didn't come easily.

Details Revealed About Noah Baumbach's 'Frances Ha' Follow-Up With Greta Gerwig, Also Has Animated Movie In Development

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
  • |
  • April 23, 2013 9:38 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Even after the quick and quiet production of his Greta Gerwig-starring dramedy “Frances Ha,” it's unlikely that director Noah Baumbach is taking on a new, J.J. Abrams level of secrecy to his projects. However, his latest film still does seem to mark a new chapter in the filmmaker's career, with its breezy, optimistic tone and fast-paced approach, and from an early glance at his next film, there are definitely some lingering elements.

Exclusive: Noah Baumbach Says 'While We're Young' With Ben Stiller Will Shoot This Fall; Cagey About New Untitled Film He Is Shooting Now

  • By Erik McClanahan
  • |
  • April 8, 2013 2:24 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
We recently had the good fortune to speak with filmmaker Noah Baumbach as he starts the long, winding road of press for the upcoming release of his latest film, the sublime black-and-white character piece and uproarious comedy "Frances Ha," starring Greta Gerwig (who also co-wrote the screenplay with Baumbach). During our interview, which we'll post in full closer to the film's release date, "The Squid and the Whale" director, who shot 'Frances' on the quick and quiet (hardly anyone knew it even existed until it premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last year), dished on some of his upcoming projects and it seems he's hitting a prolific stride.

Watch: Play Fight With The New Trailer For Noah Baumbach's 'Frances Ha' Starring Greta Gerwig

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 5, 2013 1:47 PM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
How long has it been since we've had a movie like this? After a long Oscar season, and lots of serious movies and discussions, a new trailer for Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha" has appeared like a spring breeze.

First Poster & Clip From Noah Baumbach's 'Frances Ha' Starring Greta Gerwig

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • February 11, 2013 2:30 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Shot in damn near-complete secrecy and announced to the world as part of last year’s TIFF line-up, Noah Baumbach’s newest film “Frances Ha” hits theaters later this year and a new poster and clip have arrived online.

Are Noah Baumbach & Greta Gerwig Shooting A Film At Barnard?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • November 29, 2012 2:27 PM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
This is The Playlist equivalent of a geek rumor, so just bear with us. Granted, the pieces of evidence are a bit flimsy and who knows if it's all just a misunderstanding, but it's also too compelling to ignore. The short version is: Noah Baumbach and possibly Greta Gerwig may be shooting something on the campus at Barnard College. The long version is: they might not be.

NYFF: Noah Baumbach Explains Why 'Frances Ha' Is Like A Paul McCartney Record & More From The Cast

  • By Christopher Bell
  • |
  • September 21, 2012 2:05 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
The Noah Baumbach Fanclub was likely pretty disheartened this year. "While We're Young" had casting rumors buzzing around it, but soon went quiet (to make matters worse, he states here that it likely won't go for awhile) and his pilot for Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections" was ultimately not picked up by HBO.

Telluride Review: Endearing & Buoyant ‘Frances Ha’ Marks A Terrific Gear Shift For Director Noah Baumbach

  • By Rodrigo Perez
  • |
  • September 1, 2012 8:47 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
Loose, limber and driven by a fierce energy and staccato/pause rhythm we haven't seen previously from this filmmaker, Noah Baumbach's sublime "Frances Ha" is a fresh and vivacious near-reinvention of the director/writer's comedic milieu. An enchanting riff on friendship and the late-20-something right of passage into true adulthood, while the buoyant comedy does focus on those who still don't have their shit together, it is however, leagues more rich and emotionally layered than the average arrested development dilemma that seems to pervade 20/30-something comedies of late.

L.A. Film Fest Review: 'To Rome With Love' Is Another Minor Foreign Postcard From Woody Allen

  • By Emma Bernstein
  • |
  • June 15, 2012 7:36 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
In the recent PBS "American Masters" portrait of Woody Allen by director Robert Weide, Allen describes how he has a file folder filled with hundreds of loglines for movies he has come up with over the years; after completing each film, he sorts through them, finds one that speaks to him at the time and writes it up. To that end, "To Rome With Love" feels like four minor stories that Allen found in a pile and loosely stitched together in a narrative tied to Rome. That said, Rome is beautiful, and a mouthwatering set for any director. Unfortunately, you can't build a movie on a set alone.

Exclusive: Greta Gerwig & The Filmmakers Of 'Lola Versus' Take You Behind The Scenes In New Featurette

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • June 8, 2012 5:45 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Dumped by her boyfriend just three weeks before their wedding, Lola enlists her close friends for a series of adventures she hopes will help her come to terms with approaching 30 as a single woman in the romantic comedy "Lola Versus." Written and directed by Daryl Wein and co-written by his romantic partner of seven years Zoe Lister-Jones (the duo behind the indie relationship film "Breaking Upwards"), "Lola Versus" stars Greta Gerwig, Zoe Lister-Jones, your upcoming new "RoboCop" Joel Kinnaman, Hamish Linklater (from Miranda July's "The Future"), and features supporting roles by Bill Pullman and Debra Winger.

Email Updates

Recent Comments