In Theaters

Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R, 8/27 issue

images*After the mixed-bag of While we’re Young, the delightful Mistress America is a return to top form for director Noah Baumbach, featuring a towering, all-the-awards-worthy performance from his co-writer Greta Gerwig.

*The crackling chemistry between Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel in The End of the Tour is essential for a film that finds all its action in conversation.

*Also starring Jesse Eisenberg, the stoner superspy action comedy American Ultra is just as unfocused, hazy and nihilistic as its hero, which is a good thing, until it isn’t.