I think the phrase “lightning in a bottle” is overused. So, know that when I call Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” lightning in a bottle, understand that I mean it in the most life-altering, soul-affirming way.
In my memory, Winter Break 2019 will always be defined by “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” While I watched some (far superior) movies like “Little Women” and “Knives Out” during this holiday season, my brain still can’t let “Skywalker” go.
“Hustlers” isn’t just a story about ex-strippers performing a series of heists aimed at the Wall Street con-men who tanked the economy. It’s also not just the best movie of 2019 (though to this writer, it is most certainly that). “Hustlers” is a time capsule.
A fresh decade, a new year and a semester without tears all mean that there’s only one thing for me to do: develop imaginary and outrageous predictions for my life that will no doubt get my hopes up for the future.
Noah Baumbach is no stranger to divorce. His 2005 film “The Squid and the Whale” chronicles the experiences of a Brooklyn family adjusting to the separation of two parents; it is hilarious and heartfelt, and I love it.