Every week With A Little Help From Our Friends dedicates time highlighting the best pieces of writing on film and television published around the Internet.
For your reading enjoyment …
Unfortunately Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film Only God Forgives has received an abundance of negative reviews. Defying consensus however is The Velvet Cafe. Read her response to the film.
Has the American dream potentially changed? Mark Olsen weighs in on The Bling Ring, Spring Breakers, and Pain & Gain.
Here’s an annotated list of the must-see films that have come out thus far in 2013. By Scott Tobias of The Dissolve.
Matt Patches waxes poetic on Superman, and why invincibility is inherently boring.
Does Sofia Coppola have a problem with privilege, or do her critics? That’s the question at the core of this wonderful piece by Sam Adams.
Insightful essay by the perceptive Sheila O’Malley opining about the melancholy hero that is Owen Wilson.
Lastly, Beth Hanna over at Thompson On Movies reviews In A World, claiming “it’s a hilarious feminist comedy.” She’s absolutely right.