Tag Archives: friendship

“You Don’t Get Life a Second Time” by Zoya Akhtar (2011)

You Don't Get Life a Second Time

Funny, good story and direction, some good – but at times childish – music, but weak content

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Writers: Farhan Akhtar, Reema Kagti
Music by Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Ehsaan Noorani
Cinematography by Carlos Catalan
Film Editing by Anand Subaya

"You Don't Get Life a Second Time" by Zoya Akhtar (2011)

You Don't Get Life a Second Time
Funny, good story and direction, some good – but at times childish – music, but weak content
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Writers: Farhan Akhtar, Reema Kagti
Music by Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Ehsaan Noorani
Cinematography by Carlos Catalan
Film Editing by Anand Subaya

“Life Partners” by Susanna Fogel (USA, 2014)

 

First feature

Life Partners

Two long-time best friends come into adulthood in very different ways / a coming of age story that avoids stereotypes / good direction, script, personages, and dialogues

Cast: Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Gabourey Sidibe, Beth Dover, Abby Elliott, Mark Feuerstein, Kate McKinnon, Greer Grammer
Director: Susanna Fogel
Writer: Joni Lefkowitz, Susanna Fogel
Director of Photography: Brian Burgoyne

“Lucky Them” by Megan Griffiths (USA, 2013)

Lucky Them

Good dialogues and humor, with a movie within the movie

Cast: Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt, Ryan Eggold, Ahna O’Reilly, Amy Seimetz, Joanne Woodward, Lynn Shelton, Johnny Depp
Director: Megan Griffiths
Screenplay: Huck Botko, Emily Wachtel
Music by Craig Wedren
Cinematography by Ben Kutchins
Film Editing by Meg Reticker

“The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2” by Sanaa Hamri (USA, 2008)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Weak scenario and messy direction
It’s not easy to understand why Metascore, Rotten Tomatoes, and Slant rate this movie and Something New similarly!!!

Cast: Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrara, Alexis Bledel, Blake Lively, Blythe Danner
Directed by Sanaa Hamri
Written by Elizabeth Chandler
Music by Rachel Portman
Cinematography by Jim Denault
Film Editing by Melissa Kent

“Lovesong” by Son Yong Kim (USA, 2016)

Lesbian love seen by a female director

Lovesong

A finely chiseled description of a friendship between two women. Excellent direction and performances

Cast: Riley Keough, Jena Malone, Brooklyn Decker, Ryan Eggold, Rosanna Arquette
Director: So Yong Kim
Writer: Bradley Rust Gray, So Yong Kim
Cinematographer: Kat Westergaard, Guy Godfree
Editor: So Yong Kim, Bradley Rust Gray
Composer: Jóhann Jóhannsson

“Lady Bird” by Greta Gerwig (USA, 2017)

Lady Bird

Nuanced approach of all the things on which the life of a teenage girl is built / Excellent acting, great editing! However, a too “uniquely American” comedy, as Christopher Gray puts it.

Cast:  Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein
Director: Greta Gerwig
Writer: Greta Gerwig
Cinematographer: Sam Levy
Editor: Nick Houy
Composer: Jon Brion