Nasty Baby, the latest movie from Brooklyn-based Chilean director Sebastián Silva (The Maid, Crystal Fairy), is one of the low-key weirdest things I’ve seen all year. In a Fassbinder-esque turn, Silva plays an artist character named Freddy who’s attempting to have a baby with his boyfriend Mo (Tunde Adebimpe) and their friend Polly (Kristen Wiig). Shot at Silva’s own Fort Greene apartment, Nasty Baby (named after an art piece Freddy is working on) feels like a little slice of modern privileged life until a turf war breaks out between Freddy and an older, mentally unstable black man on the block named the Bishop (Reg E. Cathey). Tension escalates and explodes in a final-act shocker that some will find to be a jarring tone shift.
Some guy who likes Girls needed to sell a couch in Brooklyn on Tuesday. So he posted a picture of his couch on Craigslist, comparing the giant piece of furniture to the perpetually nude Lena Dunham. Because if you're going to buy a used couch on Craigslist from some guy in Gowanus, it's best that it resemble a famous person you've never met.