Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan reunite for a new movie version of Little Women

According to reports, Greta Gerwig has set the seventh Hollywood adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic coming-of-age novel Little Women as her next directorial project. In case you’ve never read it, the novel—which was previously made into films in 1917, 1918, 1933, 1949, 1978, and 1994—follows the lives of the…

A blessed soul live-tweeted all of Greta Gerwig’s reactions to I Feel Pretty 

To put it lightly, Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty isn’t getting great reviews. It currently sits at 33 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and its Big-esque plot—which involves Schumer’s character getting bopped on the head and subsequently believing she’s a supermodel with rock-hard abs—is getting skewered for its tone-deaf…

Greta Gerwig wants to make at least 4 more movies centered on Lady Bird's Sacramento

Look, everybody knows at this point that you haven’t really made it until you’ve got one of those fancy cinematic universes, filled to the brim with cameos and after-credit scenes and wiki pages keeping meticulous track of the status of Samuel L. Jackson’s eye patch. So who can blame Greta Gerwig—currently nominated…

This year’s Best Director category is the strongest in recent memory

The 90th Academy Awards will air this Sunday, March 4, and Film Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky will break down a category and give us their picks for who …

Lady Bird avoids the traditional pitfalls of the coming-of-age drama

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…

Natalie Portman will be happy to hear that the Director's Guild nominees aren't all dudes

“And here are the all male nominees,” is how Natalie Portman pointedly chose to introduce the total sausage party of a Best Director lineup at this Sunday’s Golden Globes. It was one of the most memorable moments of an evening whose unofficial theme was Hollywood’s ongoing reckoning with its legacy of sexism, abuse,…

Greta Gerwig regrets working with Woody Allen, says she'll never work with him again

Greta Gerwig drew some criticism for deflecting a question about Woody Allen at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, which is bad optics, to be sure. But in her defense, it’s probably difficult to make a thoughtful statement about a serious issue in the overwhelming environment that is backstage at an awards show. And…

Lady Bird unseats Toy Story 2 as Rotten Tomatoes' best-reviewed movie

Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird is quietly taking over the box office (in a way), but it’s also definitely taking over Rotten Tomatoes thanks to its 164 or so positive reviews. If that number seems oddly specific, that’s because it’s literally how many good reviews Lady Bird has on the site, breaking a record formerly held…

Chicago, swoop in for a chance to see Lady Bird early and for free

In her solo directorial debut Lady Bird, mumblecore pioneer Greta Gerwig delivers a coming-of-age story that soars above its peers. Brooklyn’s Saoirse Ronan stars as the eponymous Lady Bird, a rebellious teen who’s itching to get out of Sacramento, a city she mocks as the “Midwest of California” (ouch, we say from our…

Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird soars into the upper echelons of coming-of-age cinema

Every time I watch Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha (at this point, the number has to have climbed into double digits), I become more convinced that it’s one of the great comedies of the 21st century, not to mention one of the great films, period, about postgraduate life. Suddenly, I’m now also convinced that calling it…