iOS app Android app

What Maisie Knew

Growing Up Is Hard to Do

Fandor | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment

Testing the definitive outlines of storytelling while exploiting the spectral potential of cinema, a few recent movies about childhood achieve an illuminating balance.

White God: A Dog-Eat-Dog View of Custody

Tara Fass | Posted 06.06.2015 | Divorce
Tara Fass

Every stage of parenting has its challenges, but custody kids are at greater risk for being over-exposed to adversity. Custody kids routinely grow up too fast because of lack of parental alignment.

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."


Risa Garon | Posted 08.18.2013 | Divorce
Risa Garon

If you haven't seen the movie What Maisie Knew, I highly recommend that you do. It is a beautiful study of childhood as well as a young child going th...

What Maisie's Friend Zoe Knew

Tara Fass | Posted 07.24.2013 | Divorce
Tara Fass

This film starts off innocently enough with a lullaby and ends with a fairy tale but the plot that unfolds in between is anything but smooth and harmonious.

ReThink Review: What Maisie Knew -- Divorce Through a Child's Eyes

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Divorce is common enough these days that people are familiar with what an ugly and painful process it can be, which probably explains why most people wouldn't rush to see a movie about it in their free time

What Julianne Moore And Her New Character Don't Have In Common

Posted 05.17.2013 | Parents

For Julianne Moore's character in "What Maisie Knew," marriage and motherhood aren't easy. But the role doesn't reflect her real life, she told the As...

Julianne Moore's Latest Role May Click With Divorced Moms

Posted 05.13.2013 | Divorce

"What Maisie Knew," which hit theaters in limited release on May 3 to generally favorable reviews (Entertainment Weekly notwithstanding), tells the st...

Popcorn Preview: What Maisie Knew

Leslie Sisman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: What Maisie Knew (2012) Cast includes: Julianne Moore (Crazy, Stupid, Love.), Steve Coogan (24 Hour Party People), Alexander Skarsgard (True Blo...

Finding Out What Maisie Knew From the Adults Around Her

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Onata Aprile is at the center of the film as Maisie, in an almost eerily natural, watchful performance. She always seems to be in the camera's focus, while the marital squabbles and romantic entanglements explode in the background.

How to Reboot a Classic

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

There's plenty of old-fashioned magic in the current Broadway production of Cinderella, which just nabbed nine Tony noms -- enough to make all the little girls in the audience sigh and swoon and stare enraptured, and their parents too.

Movie Review: What Maisie Knew

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Adapted and extrapolated from Henry James' novel of the same name, What Maisie Knew is a film that puts the audience right in the title character's world -- and forces it to experience it the way she does.

Film Review, What Maisie Knew: Is the Kid All Right?

Erika Milvy | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
Erika Milvy

What does a six-year-old girl understand about the tumultuous life of grown-ups? The new film, What Maisie Knew, asks that question. The movie is a gut-churning domestic drama about a turbulent divorce and its collateral damage.

WATCH: Upcoming Julianne Moore Flick Tackles Divorce

Posted 03.05.2013 | Divorce

Although it was published more than a century ago, Henry James' 1897 book "What Maisie Knew" has been adapted into a film with surprising relevance fo...

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday, Sept. 11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's easy to mock the feelings it evokes, but that's a shallow reading of a much deeper film. Cloud Atlas is one of the best films I've seen this year and one of the most satisfying.