Get used to the name “Lady Bird” because you’ll be hearing it repeatedly over the course of the next four months.
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Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ lands after festival raves
Academy voters have swooned for coming-of-age stories recently, mostly because of their undeniable artistry. Two of the very best movies of the last three years — Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” and Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” — took the genre to...