The moment the lights start to dim and the chatter around you begins to simmer down, you are at the mercy of the silver screen. Movies are an enormous part of the entertainment industry and can bring much joy to people.
I remember going to see Disney’s Tarzan when I was a kid and I was in awe. I was trapped in Tarzan’s journey through the trees and even cried at the end. My parents helped fuel this new passion of mine and would bring home a new VHS for me and my siblings on payday. I was always at Blockbuster Video and I wanted to watch everything.
These are the movies you shouldn’t have to go through life without. They aren’t necessarily the best films ever made but they’re ones that will leave a lasting impression.
It is a French movie about the friendship between a quadriplegic man and his caregiver. I know that might sound like the most boring and dull synopsis I could have given, but that is what the movie is about at its core.
This movie balances so many different emotions. It is thoughtful and hysterical. The casting choice and the script is a match made in heaven. You walk out of this movie wanting this friendship in your life.
The funny moments would not stand out like they do if it wasn’t for the grief and serious tones the movie dives into. This movie needs to go on the top of your watch list.
The best way for me to describe this movie is that it’s the best sports movie that has nothing to do with sports.
Most of the elements that you would find in a sports movie, like hard work, coaching and a big performance, are found in Whiplash. The star athlete is just replaced with a young drummer.
Andrew Neiman, played by Miles Teller, is a student at one of the top music schools in the country. He dreams of being the greatest drummer of his generation. To get there, he has to go through one of the toughest and well- respected music teachers named Terence Fletcher, played by J.K Simmons.
The biggest upside to this movie is the ending. It has one of the best final scenes in a movie I have ever seen. I won’t give it away, but it is powerful.