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  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★★

    I'm having the exact same arc with LW as I did with Lady Bird, which is really liking and enjoying it the first time and then, upon rewatch, knowing the relationships and plot well enough to absorb every note and color and movement of what Gerwig's actually doing. And, well...

    What a monument to the beauty of quiet lives. There is no conflict other than the inherent struggle of good people trying to love each other as best they can...and…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★★

    Louisa May Alcott created a fictional family of multitudes, with enough nuance to animate centuries of adaptations and enough broadness to withstand reduction to a personality quiz. We want to be a Jo, we might be an Amy, we hopefully are not a Beth!

    Of course I’d like to be a Marmee a whole lot. I want a steely optimism and I want to fight to keep joy alive in me and those around me. But it’s also inevitable that…