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Home Video Hovel: Girlfriends, by David Bax

Having now seen Girlfriends, available on Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection, it’s hard to imagine that Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach weren’t fans of Claudia Weill’s spirited and miraculous debut film when they wrote Frances Ha. Both concern a friendship...


Stardust: Screwed Down Hairdos, by David Bax

Speaking generally, I don’t give a lot of thought to wigs. But Gabriel Range’s David Bowie not-really-a-biopic Stardust is so replete with unnatural-looking headpieces that even I–not a wig contemplator, as established–kept looking at the actors and finding myself thinking,...


Happiest Season: Join the Chorus, by David Bax

Gathering the coolest ladies you know both in front of (Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis) and behind (Clea DuVall) the camera and filling out nearly every supporting role with a cast member from a beloved 2010s sitcom, from Schitt’s Creek‘s...