Hard to believe I haven’t gushed my massive crush on GG yet! Written by and starring Gerwig, this is the one of the more heartfelt movies I’ve seen in awhile—and I went in knowing nothing about the movie and I feel safe to say this will be canonized next to the likes of Annie Hall (and I’ll leave it at that with you, dear reader).
Make a date with your lady-friends to see it and go feel a lot of feels.
Got a Girl Crush On: Roberta Martin from “Now and Then”
The second best thing about Now and Then—after the soundtrack—is the fashion. And while there’s a lot to love about Teeny’s pudding-boob-enhancing tops and Chrissy’s pink everything, the one who cares the least about clothes does it best. See how Roberta—played by Christina Ricci, she of the perfect forehead—plays it.
BAMcinématek presentsHey Girlfriend! Lena Dunham Selects, an eight-film series centered on the theme of female friendships. Coming to BAM between April 2-8, the series is curated byDunham, the creator and star ofTiny Furnitureas well asHBO’s forthcoming series Girls (and an occasional PAPERcontributor). Both of Dunham’s projects, which examine post-college life in New York through the lens of the director and her cohorts, draw from female relationship movies like The Last Days of Disco (1998), Girlfriends (1978) and This is My Life (1992), which will all be screened throughout the week.
Got a Girl Crush On: Bérénice Bejo as Peppy Miller in The Artist
When was the last time you came out of a movie theater smiling ear-to-ear and wanting to click your heels as you walked down the sidewalk? The Artist was pure unadulterated magic and Bérénice Bejo is its grinning, tap-dancing magician.
If this doesn’t win a basket of Oscars I will boycott the film industry indefinitely!!
Before Sunrise and Before Sunset are some magical magical pieces of film (and, as luck should have it—a third is in the works!). So is 2 Days in Paris (which she wrote, directed, and starred in). She cut her proverbial acting teeth in a freakin’ Godard film to boot!