This month was the Villains edition, specifically those outside of the Superhero, Fantasy and Sci-Fi genres (not to worry! that theme deserves it’s own movie night). We presented a menu of movies with baddies covering the spectrum. These antagonists have been described as monstrous, sympathetic, wicked, and genius. Here are the titles that made the cut:
Hailed as on of the greatest films ever made and winner of the “Big Five” Academy Awards: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Coen Brothers’ American neo-Western thriller: No Country for Old Men, and critically acclaimed Brazilian crime drama City of God. These films challenge us to consider how we define a villain and acknowledge the complexities and contradictions that make us human.
The teens voted and they chose …
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Director: Milos Forman
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Christopher Lloyd
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
FINAL RATING: 6 out of 8 slices
We asked four teens to give you their reviews on this comedy-drama. Read what Mahfuzur (The Newbie), Giovanni (PaaM Regular), Davon (The Returning PaaMer) and one shy PaaMer had to say…
How would you sum up the movie in one sentence?
Mahfuzur: Kind of a lopsided but interesting perspective.
Giovanni: A character study filled with complexity.
Davon: Even though it had a somewhat confusing ending, it was a great movie with a dramatic overall storyline.
Anonymous: …Intense and very good.
Who would you recommend this movie to?
Mahfuzur: English teacher.
Giovanni: Everyone and anyone.
Davon: My friends.
Anonymous: A friend.
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How to RSVP for Pizza and a Movie Night:
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