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The End of the Tour Fails to Capture the Energy of its Subject

Michael Darer | Posted 08.25.2016 | Books
Michael Darer

Wallace and his work (Infinite Jest in particular) have been formative and dear to me in a way that's difficult to express without sounding disturbed. Wallace's prose is absolutely singular, combining brilliant playful formalism, gleeful trivia and an unabashed devotion to raw sincerity.

The Beauty of The Human Condition Resonates at The End of the Tour

Steven Petite | Posted 08.07.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

The End of the Tour is focused on human connection through conversing openly, and considering that the contents of these conversations came directly from two perspicacious writers, it never ceases to fascinate and enlighten.

With Jason Segel at Lunch at the Lotos Club: Celebrating of the End of the Tour

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.06.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

By 1996, upon the publication of the gargantuan novel Infinite Jest, its author David Foster Wallace was the envy of writers. Touted in exalted ways, praised as brilliant, his work produced an "anxiety of influence" for the literary.

Whose Truth Is it Anyway? James Ponsoldt's The End of the Tour

Jon Eig | Posted 08.06.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

If The End of the Tour encourages some people to dive into "Infinite Jest," so much the better. If it doesn't, I think that's OK too.

Jason Segel Talks About Playing David Foster Wallace in "The End of the Tour"

Nell Minow | Posted 08.06.2016 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

Jason Segel gives a performance of enormous compassion and sensitivity as author David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour. The film is based on the audiotapes of a four-day marathon interview of Wallace by Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, played by Jesse Eisenberg.

What We Found at 'The End of the Tour'

Tony Bartolone | Posted 07.31.2016 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

The End of the Tour is a careful exploration of one of the most intelligent, observant and complicated minds of the twentieth century. David Foster Wallace had an unmatched appreciation for the minute details of our ever-expanding modern world. And he was able to articulate them.

Matthew Jacobs

Sundance's Best Performance Belongs To Jason Segel

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

It's early, but let's prep Jason Segel's Oscar campaign just to be safe. James Ponsoldt's "The End of the Tour," which premiered Friday at the Sundanc...

David Foster Wallace's Family Is NOT Happy About Movie Plans

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.22.2014 | Entertainment

David Foster Wallace’s family is not happy with Hollywood’s plans to turn his life into a movie. Funnyman Jason Segel stars as the famous auth...

Jason Segel Set To Play David Foster Wallace In New Biopic

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Jason Segel is best known for conjuring up laughs in movies like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and on the long-running television series "How I Met Your...

David Foster Wallace Thought Readers Are Smart And Tolstoy Was His Role Model

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Smarter than You Think Wyatt Mason The New York Review of Books Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallac...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Just in case your Memorial Day Weekend was also a holiday from book reviews, here are some high points of what you missed: "Your Presence is Request...