Monday, April 23, 2018

Lady Bird

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

If you want to get Tracy Letts in your movie — and that might be a good idea since he has two up for best picture at the Oscars — you'd better proofread the script before you send it.

Letts, who has supporting roles in "Lady Bird" and "The Post," is also a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-...

Friday, Sep. 29, 2017

Ninety-nine feature films will dot the sparkling lineup at the 55th New York Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night with Richard Linklater's "Last Flag Flying." There is no way, really, to take as a whole an 18-day festival that will include new films from Todd Haynes, Woody Allen, Agnes...

Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

Greta Gerwig stood on the stage of the Ryerson Theatre at the Toronto International Film Festival, wiping back tears from the roaring standing ovation that greeted her directorial debut, "Lady Bird."

Gerwig was already a successful actress and a proven screenwriter, having co-written...

Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

The kind of breakthrough performance where it's immediately apparent that an actor is going to be a star for years to come is a rarity in movies. Think of Emma Stone in "Easy A" or Jessica Chastain in "The Tree of Life."

But that kind of thunderbolt moment is striking now for 21-year-old...

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017

Films by Greta Gerwig, Sean Baker and Agnes Varda are headed to the 55th New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the selections of 25 films for its main slate on Tuesday, including eight directed by women.

The festival, held annually at Lincoln Center, is one...