Little Women
Greta Gerwig’s adaption of Little Women respects Alcott’s novel but also challenges it through its structural reimagining and metatextuality. The resulting film confirms Gerwig as one of the most exciting directors working today while Ronan and Pugh deliver two of the year’s best performances.
Witherspoon sheds pretense for a true story robbed of truth by a sickly over-earnestness that has one eye squarely on awards.