Talkin' foolish talk on "Be Reel" via The Playlist. Film columnist for Willamette Week in PDX.
"How do you offer your body to a composite of three or more people?"
Baumbach's greatest strength remains the same as it was in 1995, despite this Godzilla-sized step up in terms of scope, atmosphere, reimagination, and color (credit to Lol Crawley for much of that). It's these moments where the game of syntax—stretched and copied and volleyed endlessly within a family or friend gaggle—reaches some glorious dead end. Always a kick to watch the conversation's winners and losers so decided.