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Mistress America / Top 5 Desert Island Directors (Revisited)

Of current actor-director combos, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach are significant for their writing partnership – and for Gerwig’s impact on Baumbach’s choice of subjects. Since hooking up with the 32 year-old Gerwig, Gen-Xer Baumbach has started training his eye on 20-something millennials – first in 2012’s "Frances Ha" and with the new MISTRESS AMERICA. Adam and Josh review Baumbach and Gerwig's latest, and revisit their Top 5 Desert Island Directors.

This episode is brought to you by MUBI and Squarespace (use code FILM).

:00-2:35 - Billboard / MUBI

2:35-28:20 - Review: "Mistress America"

The Staves, "Teeth White"

29:31-31:41 - Squarespace

31:41-46:29 - Notes / Polls

The Staves, "Make It Holy"

47:48-58:35 - Donations

58:35-1:39:04 - Top 5: Desert Island Directors

1:39:04-1:41:38 - Close


- The Staves


- Josh's "Mistress America" review

- Michelle's Squarespace site

- Ricardo's movie: "El Cumpleaños de Joaquín"

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