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: THE CRUCIBLE (Nicholas Hytner, 1996)

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Abigail Williams (Winona Ryder) inciting mass hysteria that played on people’s fears and religious zealotry just because she was denied a married John Proctor’s (Daniel Day-Lewis) big dick energy had to be one of the most villainous turns in cinema (and literature) history alongside that little lying witch Briony (Saoirse Ronan) in Atonement.

I related the most with Martha Corey (Mary Pat Gleason) who mockingly laughed at the devious fainting girls and said, “What else are fools good for?” which was obviously the equivalent of our local version of “Tingnan mo ang mga tangang ‘to!”.

Rating: ★★★★☆