You know you've arrived when you've been mocked by Christopher Guest. Guest, who has a gift for putting peculiar subcultures under a microscope, has set his sights on genealogy with Family Tree, a series coming to HBO and BBC2 shortly.
You can't take your eyes off The Master, neither Paul Thomas Anderson's new film nor Philip Seymour Hoffman in the role of Lancaster Dodd. Francine is tough material, but this tightly conceived near silent film is well worth seeing.
The body language is all affect but the words come from the actual autobiographies of these famed youth who have barely lived or done enough to merit a complete sentence, but that's the conceit of Celebrity Autobiography.
Moonrise Kingdom is as much a cinematic gem about love both young and old as it is a testimony to how much actors love working with Wes Anderson. Huff/Post50 spoke with Balaban about the magic of making Moonrise Kingdom and his own magical career.