MOVIE REVIEW: LITTLE WOMEN (Greta Gerwig, 2019)

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Huge fan of the non-linear structure, although I secretly wished that Gerwig fully messed with the original text and gave us the full-blown lesbo Jo that we deserved. This version was so good that it almost made me forget how much I really liked the 1994 version with Winona Ryder.

Am I the only Laurie hater here? No amount of Timothée Chalamet’s babyfaced charm can make me like his character. Hello, gusto niya tuhugin ang magkakapatid no eek!

Why did I keep imagining Teddie, Bobbie, Alex, and Gabbie as the March sisters, though?

Rating: ★★★★★

MOVIE REVIEW: BOMBSHELL (Jay Roach, 2019)

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Really surprised that this wasn’t an Adam McKay film.

I felt bothered that the old lady seated next to me kept giggling when Roger Ailes (a terrific John Lithgow) asked ambitious associate producer Kayla (well-deserved Oscar nominee Margot Robbie) to hike her skirt up higher. A fellow woman was getting sexually harassed right before her and her initial reaction was that of amusement.

But the very fact that I let out a chuckle when Ailes verbally accosted Fox News host Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) with the line “Nobody wants to watch a middle-aged woman sweat her way through menopause” only meant that I was part of this huge problem.

We just live in a sick world and we’re oftentimes complicit to the horrors happening around us.

Rating: ★★★★☆

MOVIE REVIEW: KIM JI-YOUNG, BORN 1982 (Kim Do-young, 2019)

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Further proof that: 1) it’s so difficult to be a woman in our current misogynistic and patriarchal society, 2) we need more open discussions regarding mental health, and 3) South Korean cinema is in full bloom.

Jung Yu-mi and Kim Mi-kyeong were so good here. Sinipon ako sa mag-nanay na ‘to.

Nung sinabi ni Gong Yoo na magbakasyon sila sa Busan, ang lakas talaga ng sigaw ko na “NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!”.

Rating: ★★★★☆