Muppets Most Wanted a True Friend

Review of Muppets Most Wanted, Directed by James BobinMuppets Most Wanted starts off where the The Muppets (2011) ended--having just finished their reunion show to great fanfare, they now don’t know what to do with themselves. That is, until Dominic Badguy (in French, the last name means “good man”) convinces them to go on a world tour (i.e., Europe) to reap the rewards of their new stardom. Kermit is skeptical and would rather they stay put for a little while, seeing that the Muppets had jus … [Read more...]

‘Admission’ Is Worth the Price

Review of Admission, Directed by Paul WeitzCollege admissions: the final test of the helicopter parent. While it was no Deerfield or Andover, my college prep school career began with a meeting about college preparation the first month of freshman year and ended with a wall of paper stars announcing mine and my classmates' acceptances to elite universities, mostly on the East Coast. My parents were helpful but mercifully not overbearing compared to many of my peers’. While some parents called … [Read more...]