This Weekend: Middle-Age Blues & Love the French Way

A quirky look at intergenerational relations, a warm comedy about a hot affair, and a misguided buddy pic arrive in theaters this weekend.   While We’re Young A middle-aged documentary maker (Ben Stiller) and his wife (Naomi Watts) add some spark to their humdrum lives when they befriend a couple nearly half their age (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried). But this is the movies, people, so their newfound hipster lifestyle begins to sour as ulterior motives surface. Writer-director Noah Baumbach, whose The …

Best Grownup Flicks at Toronto Film Festival

Every September, the center of the movie world shifts from Hollywood to Toronto, where the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) showcases films ranging from small indie flicks looking for distributors to studio blockbusters making a big splash before they arrive in theaters. Crowds mob the streets of the city, jockeying for glimpses of their favorite stars and directors. Movie lovers line up for hours, hoping to nab one of the few remaining tickets for a new film. And show-biz writers …

Stiller and Meara at the Oscars

I want Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller to hit the red carpet and interview stars at this year’s Oscars. I think they are fabulous and frankly, I don’t know why they are not already a go-to team for this sort of thing. They are Hollywood icons.  They are hilarious. And they produced one of the best things going in show business: Ben Stiller. This would be a great way to make up for last year’s Oscar invite snub (see the …