The best film scenes of 2017

Ryan Gosling slugging it out with Harrison Ford in a ballroom of holograms. Saoirse Ronan defiantly rolling out of a moving vehicle. Soldiers sitting like ducks on a beach as a German fighter plane dives menacingly out of the sky. All of the above moments—and a couple dozen more besides—would have made fine additions…

Noah Baumbach throws the dysfunctional family reunion of the year

Just about every movie by Noah Baumbach (Kicking And Screaming, Frances Ha) is a study of prickly personalities. But with The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected), which arrives in select theaters and on Netflix tomorrow, the New York writer-director creates a whole family tree of neurotics, then populates it with…

Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller express brotherly love in Noah Baumbach’s moving Meyerowitz Stories

Harold Meyerowitz, the unsung artist and shitty father Dustin Hoffman plays in The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected), is a fresh addition to Noah Baumbach’s ever-expanding gallery of neurotic, narcissistic New Yorkers. One could be forgiven, however, for confusing him for the older, squatter version of a different…