All posts tagged: Greta Gerwig

What “Lady Bird” Means to Me

When I finally watched Greta Gerwig’s beautiful Lady Bird, I felt so much and still do. Unlike Lady Bird I have a wonderful mom who’s kind and understanding, I was never ashamed of my socio-economic status, and I wouldn’t lie to a peer about the house I live in or who I’m friends with. But like Lady Bird I wanted to go to college in New York City despite never having been there, felt stifled by the mid-sized city I called home, and was sure that there were bigger and better things out there for me – whatever that actually means. Lady Bird somehow brought me back to my undergraduate years, when I felt like the world was this new and exciting place to explore and express myself within. Since then I’ve grown to be more realistic and a bit cynical, but seeing Lady Bird’s struggle to figure herself out reminded me of a part of myself I had forgotten. While I’m much more sure of myself than I was in college, I missed the hopefulness I found within my confusion. I …

Netflix Recommendations

This is my first time posting Netflix Instant Queue recommendations, so let me just get the essentials out of the way first. If you have a Netflix account and haven’t watched Breaking Bad yet, you better start now because it’s one of the greatest TV dramas of all time and you’ll love every minute of it. Yes, it can be gruesome at times, but Breaking Bad is certainly worth the watch. Two other essentials are Netflix Originals Orange Is The New Black and House of Cards. These shows are both insanely good, and with only two seasons at 13 episodes each, they’re a fairly quick watch. I’m going to start posting Netflix recommendations every couple of weeks or so, and I would love for anyone to comment below with their suggestions! Twin Peaks Created by Mark Frost and David Lynch, Twin Peaks premiered on ABC on April 8, 1990. The show centers around the small town of Twin Peaks, WA, where the murder of a beautiful young woman disrupts the seemingly tight-knit and quaint  community. The show follows FBI Agent …

‘Frances Ha’: Not Perfect, but Wonderfully Good

I loved Frances Ha. Here’s why: 1. Greta Gerwig is fantastic as Frances. Absolutely and completely fantastic. 2. I can’t help but see a little bit of myself in her character – as I’m sure every young woman can. 3. It was beautifully shot. I’m also a sap for some good ole’ black and white film. 4. The french new wave influence is pretty obvious and pretty wonderful. 5. Frances is a real girl. She is unsure, curious, clumsy, funny, and self-deprecating. She knows exactly what she wants and won’t give up, but stumbles along the way. She’s genuine, and genuinely written. She’s flawed, but terribly awesome. 6. There are major ups and downs in Frances and Sophie’s friendship, and they’re natural. Everyone has drifted apart from the person they thought they’d be close with forever. It’s an inevitable part of growing up, and Frances Ha presents it honestly and with humor. 7. It’s a coming-of-age/quarter-life-crisis film. 8. I appreciate the realism in the subtle moments of dialogue, eye contact, and awkward body language. It’s true to what 20-somethings discovering themselves are …