The film is remarkably well balanced in its depictions of both sides of the coming-of age narrative. The trials and tribulations experienced by both Christine and her parents’ is why Lady Bird will likely feel relatable to audiences of all ages.
If the last months have shown us anything it’s that sexism, misogyny and abuse is systemic and widespread in all industries, so we must be thorough, consistent and committed in calling it out and holding those accountable.
"Let us be clear. The Academy has a diversity problem. The film industry has a diversity crisis." In the run-up to the whitewashed 2016 Oscars, Jaymes Durante writes about the persistent and overwhelming lack of representation within the big-budget film industry, and the (mostly) old white men that keep it that way.
It’s a relentless, exhausting story of revenge and survival, elevated beyond mere tropes by the expert cinematography and editing of Emmanuel Lubezki and Stephen Mirrione (both of whom worked on Birdman) respectively. No one is delivering cinematic visions like these three in tandem right now.