“Sadly, Greta Gerwig’s much buzzed-about Little Women was completely shut out by the National Board of Review, not even making it on to the top films list.” — from Marc Malkin‘s Variety write-up about today’s National Board of Review award announcements.

In other words, Malkin is a Little Women fanboy and is personally disappointed that it didn’t even make the top-ten cut. Not necessarily a bad sign for the Oscars, but not a good one either.

“And then there’s Adam Sandler,” Malkin goes on. “The funny man didn’t win the Gotham for best actor for Uncut Gems — that went to Adam Driver for Marriage Story — but NBR gave him the top actor honor.”

Anyone who calls Sandler a “funny man” after his performances in Punch-Drunk Love, Spanglish, Reign Over Me, Funny People and The Meyerowitz Stories is being dismissive. He’s suggesting that Sandler is a dramatic dabbler. That or Malkin is implying that he’s not an Uncut Gems fan. (Neither am I.) Either way it’s unfair.