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  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★½

    Olivia Wilde's directorial debut, Booksmart, has everything a person could want from a comedy. It's hilarious, heartwarming, and doesn't force any plot points looking for a laugh. The two main leads, Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, take command of this film with two distinct hilarious personalities. These two characters don't feel over-the-top, but rather grounded in reality. It's easy to connect with their feelings and decisions because they feel real.

    In fact, every character has a sense of being multidimensional.…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★★

    Greta Gerwig's Little Women more than lived up to the hype surrounding it. She was able to create such a detailed and heartwarming film through some unique directorial choices. I mean, her choice of weaving the flashbacks into the present-day narrative seemed effortless. I never found myself confused on what timeline was being played out in each scene. Honestly, this aspect alone makes the film a remarkable achievement because of how well it was handled.

    Her ability to build the…