“Jane Austen Book Club,” review by Lexi Feinberg

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“The Jane Austen Book Club” is the third film in two years to channel the long-gone-but-clearly-not-forgotten author (the excellent “Pride and Prejudice” came out in 2005, followed by 2007’s nowhere-near-excellent “Becoming Jane”). This latest spin, written and directed by Robin Swicord and based on the novel by Karen Joy Fowler, takes Austen-esque principles and gives them a home within an ensemble romantic comedy set in modern-day California. Read more

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Lexi Feinberg

Lexi Feinberg is a freelance film critic and has contributed reviews to Big Picture Big Sound, Cinema Blend, JoBlo, Pop Syndicate and Show Business Weekly, a New York City trade paper. She graduated from Adelphi University in 2004 and has since held editorial positions at TV Guide and Forbes.com. Read Feinberg's recent articles below. For her Women On Film archive, type "Lexi Feinberg" in the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).