Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Frances Ha (2012)

Frances: Sometimes it's good to do
what you're supposed to do
when you're supposed to do it.

Like how about wishing Frances Ha a happy 10th anniversary on its 10th anniversary? Yes, let's do that. Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig's master-work Frances Ha premiered at Telluride in 2012 but didn't make its way into proper theaters until the following May of 2013, exactly ten years ago today! I know there are people who find this movie insufferable but I am not one of them -- this is one of my favorites, an absolute comfort watch, and I've seen it a dozen times if not twice as many. If I were to make a list of the greatest films since the turn of the millennium this would be high high high up. I already loved Greta before this -- I'd been a fan since her small not-the-babysitter turn in Ti West's The House of the Devil -- but this one cemented the deal. I would and I have followed her anywhere after this. I mean I'm now a person who is excited about a goddamned Barbie movie, like wtf?

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