Posts Tagged ‘ friendship ’

Monsters University


Monsters, Inc. garnered such adoration for its imaginative premise and endlessly lovable characters—if you don’t like Boo, you’re a soulless, shell of a human being and should be ashamed of yourself! Its long-awaited sequel, Monsters University, does not boast a unique premise, nor are there as many memorable characters (beyond Mike and Sully). However, this does not signal a drop in imagination; you just have to pay attention to find it. Continue reading

Reader Request: The Hedgehog (France)

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When you’re a kid, everything seems to be either the best or worst. That one piece of candy you eat is the greatest thing you’d ever tasted. On the other side, that one time your dad yelled at you was the worst moment ever and he obviously doesn’t care about you. As a result, when a movie like The Hedgehog centers its story on a hyper-intelligent eleven-year-old who plans to commit suicide, I am hesitant to accept her reasoning as justified, or even absolute. Luckily, The Hedgehog works as an excellent character study for adults and children alike. Continue reading

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

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You’ve got three weeks before an asteroid collides with Earth, ending life as we know it. What do you do? Do you take on your bucket list and finally go see that picture perfect place? Maybe you attack life with the reckless abandon you always dreamed of but never enacted due to a fear of breaking societal norms. Whatever it is, I’m sure it is more interesting than the three weeks Dodge (Steve Carell) and Penny (Keira Knightley) take on in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Continue reading

The Intouchables

The Intouchables is one of those films whose essence is almost impossible to capture in writing. The allure and splendor of the humor and relationship between Philippe (Francois Cluzet) and Driss (Omar Sy) is one that has to be seen to truly be appreciated. That being said, I will do my best to convince you to see this extremely heartwarming tale of friendship and acceptance. Continue reading

Prisoner of the Mountains (Russia)

Based on a Leo Tolstoy short story, Prisoner of the Mountains (Кавказский Пленник) tells a surprisingly heartfelt tale of two Russian soldiers held captive by Chechen “bandits” in the Caucases. Like most Russian films, Prisoner includes the same three elements (vodka, singing, dancing) while showcasing a different part of Russian culture – actually Russia’s since there were/are tensions with the Caucases. Continue reading

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