Jeff York

The Subject Of Divorce And How It Plays On Screen

The Subject Of Divorce And How It Plays On Screen

Divorce is an ugly word. Don’t believe anyone who tells you that such break-ups are amicable and amenable. Even if the parties agree that the relationship must end, there are always hard feelings, resentments, and difficult reckonings. Divorce does, however, almost always make for gripping and endlessly fascinating drama onscreen. Stories of divorce have made […]

 Jeff York

“Marriage Story” Chronicles Characters Who Grow Through the Travails of Divorce

“Marriage Story” Chronicles Characters Who Grow Through the Travails of Divorce

Noah Baumbach is exceedingly clever. In his latest film Marriage Story the filmmaker not only confounds expectations, starting with a title that could actually be entitled “Divorce Story,” but he usurps our filmgoer presumptions all the way through. He sets up his dueling partners even-handedly to make it difficult for the audience to take sides. Baumbach keeps […]