India, Feb. 8 -- It's absurd that Greta Gerwig hasn't been nominated for a Best Director Oscar this year. Having watched Little Women, I'd say this was the year to introduce a sixth nominee, if that's what it needed to get her on the list.

A stunning and supremely relevant adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic, Little Women is tender at its core and has genius written in every frame. If you liked her last film, Lady Bird, a work of genius too, you will love what she has done here.

Written in 1868, Little Women follows the four young March sisters - Meg (Emma Watson), Jo (Saoirse Ronan), Beth (Eliza Scanlen) and Amy (Florence Pugh) - who live in genteel poverty with their mother (Laura Dern) in 19th century America while their father f...