As is so often the case with lists of this sort, women were treated poorly. Leigh Brackett was one spot behind “Hunger Games” director Gary Ross.
Despite the surfeit of bad times, Baumbach leaves a sense that at least some measure of growth and even acceptance might still be possible.
It certainly reads like a film script, and not a particularly interesting or original one at that.
The work of the prolific, eclectic Polish-Jewish artist and illustrator makes a long-awaited return.
Marquez’s script takes a painstaking pleasure in ensnaring the characters within the tendrils of their own pasts.
“These objects and images not only represent your personal history, but also characterize our nation’s identity and heritage.”
“I’m not the first to recognize that many aspects of human behavior are quite funny, my own included.”
The year was 2006: a starry-eyed young rapper named Kanye West burst onto the scene with “Gold Digger,” the American public experienced the dawning realization the Iraq War had been a Bad Idea after all, and half-Jewish ‘70s art rockers Steely Dan launched an intervention of their own to revitalize the creativity of indie film darling Wes Anderson.
“He is one poet who can somehow be simultaneously elegiac and playful, even goofy.”
“More than any other great filmmaker, Lewis is presumed to be constantly in need of defense.”