Nicole Holofcener's Walking and Talking is the kind of movie that makes you immediately text a friend, especially a friend whose everyday presence in your life you took for granted until she was gone.
On Heavenly Creatures and female friendship
Joachim Trier’s first film, Reprise, is the Norwegian Kicking and Screaming, the male Virgin Suicides.
On male friendship in Kelly Reichardt’s Old Joy
A League of Their Own understands that for women it’s a different ballgame with different rules.
In examining the enduring power of childhood friendships, and questioning the usefulness and accuracy of our adult memories, both It and Stand By Me force us to reconcile the hopefulness and potential of childhood with the often stark reality of grown-up life.
The longer they’re on the road alone together and the further away they get, the more Thelma and Louise revert to a state of nature, both externally and internally.