One Good Movie - Murphy
A weekly newsletter for movie lovers with taste but not much time.
I saw Barbie on Saturday.
Greta Gerwig announces her directorial authority with a big-budget studio movie about plastic dolls.
We live in crazy times.
Barbie completes Gerwig’s female self-discovery trilogy. Art and commerce collide in a technicolor fantasy that incorporates a show-stopping musical number.
Gerwig’s achievement reminded me of another transformative story by an auteur who started with smaller, art films and then transitioned to Hollywood summer fare that still retained a singular voice.
Like Barbie, it’s a tale of rebirth and resurrection while satirizing American consumerism, sexism, and military lust.
And while Barbie stumbles minorly, this week’s film is perfect.
Guns, guns, guns!