The Oscars are less than a month away, but there are a handful of films from this year’s Best Picture lineup we haven’t covered on Film Club. So we’re catching up with these contenders in a few special-edition episodes. Today, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky discuss number two on last year’s best films list, Lady Bird. Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed coming-of-age film manages to avoid the pitfalls of the genre with strong pacing, distinct relationships, and a remarkable wit.

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