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The TFS List: movies about musicians

There are plenty of movies about musicians (a.k.a biopics) that depict the glamorous sex, drugs, and rock and roll life-style of musicians. They enact the struggle and the sacrifice of the artist while telling a personal story that aims to delve deeper than the music...

Interview with Noah Baumbach, director of Frances Ha

Noah Baumbach is essential New York City. From the Berkman family in  The Squid and the Whale  to Roger in  Greenberg,   Baumbach embodies the essence of New Yorkers. In his latest film,  Frances Ha,  title character Frances is no different. Baumbach co-wrote the film...

TFS Essentials: the One Week soundtrack

When I first watched  One Week  I loved it, but even then it seemed so stuffed with Canadiana that I suspected that it was a thinly (very, very thinly) veiled advertisement by the Canadian Tourism Commission. But never mind appearances of the Stanley Cup, the Tim...