Film picks: Award-winning Little Women and Waves, Minds Film Festival

(From left) Still from the film Little Women featuring Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen.
(From left) Still from the film Little Women featuring Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen.PHOTO: SONY PICTURES

135 minutes, 4 stars

There have been several movie adaptations of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel. The latest brings a jolt of energy to a story set in 19th-century Massachusetts, making it spring to life in a way that sets the standard for period drama.

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