On this week’s episode of Marvelous Geeks, Gissane Sophia sits down with two of her favorite gals, Amanda Lee and Jenna Guidi to talk all things their favorite Hollywood guys. This podcast is utter nonsense, but a whole lot of fun, as mentioned in the title, it’s the ridiculous fan club chronicles. We talk favorite films, favorite interviews, and more. (P.S. my internet kept going out on this day and it sounds like I’m consistently falling apart, I’m not, but it feels stupidly appropriate for this episode. Do yourselves a favor, listen on 2x. — GS)
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The 92nd Academy Awards are right around the corner and for the first time in a long time, my schedule actually permits me to write an article like this. Huzzah. Now remember these are my personal thoughts, which we’re all entitled to.
1. Little Women Adapted Screenplay By: Greta Gerwig Directed By: Greta Gerwig
Little Women is without question, my favorite film of the year, quickly landing itself into my Top 10 of All-Time (A ranking I haven’t actually done yet, but I know it’s there. Ssh.) It’s a timeless story for all ages and I never want to stop singing praises for Greta Gerwig and the entire cast who’ve managed to bring out parts of the March women that previous adaptations didn’t get to. It’s a story that focuses on mothers and daughters, and sisters alongside love showcasing just how the relationships in our lives could inspire the people we choose to become. Times have changed and there’s a lot of dark media in the world right now, but I’m happy to know that there’s still room for families, romance, and stories that end with profound hope. This is the kind of writing that made me fall in love with storytelling when I was a little girl, and for that I’m grateful. It’s vulnerable, it’s sincere, it’s potently moving and perhaps, my favorite part of this version is the bold reiteration of the fact that all our dreams, despite how simple or complex, matter. A woman’s choices and the narratives she carves for herself are always important. It’s brilliantly acted, astoundingly directed, and dare I say, perfectly adapted. It’s my Best Picture choice and I’ll stand by that belief to the end of time.