Film: Mistress America
Starring: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke
Directed By: Noah Baumbach
Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig have outdone themselves yet again.
Mistress America is the pinnacle of Baumbach’s career up to this point, and it’s only suiting that time come in a work created with, not to mention starring, his equally talented spouse. It’s funny and heartfelt, with just enough dramatic weight to keep things grounded while the level of absurdity rises to heights the still young-filmmaker has never before explored, and it all relies on a career-best performance from the ever-infallible Gerwig.