Greta Gerwig is literally the best writer in Hollywood. That’s it, that’s all I have to say. No, but seriously, Greta Gerwig’s uncanny ability to make characters sound Shakespearean yet simultaneously colloquial is a gift that nobody else has to her level, and boy is that ever on display in Little Women. The performances are off the charts in this adaptation, with Florence Pugh and Saoirse Ronan being standouts here, angling the film with a stalwart feminist energy that I gobbled up willingly. The scenes play off each other effortlessly, and as Gerwig imbues each frame with joy and immaculate blocking, I can’t help but feel a certain euphoria from how darn good she is as making movies. Little Women was both impactful on an emotional level, and simply sensational from a filmmaking perspective, and for that, Greta Gerwig must be congratulated.