My latest contribution to my favorite magazine is available online. The magazine is Touchstone, and the article is my review of Inside Out. You can start reading it here and finish reading it there. If you like it, please like it (and share it) from there and from here. I know that’s a little extra work (and redundant), but it will help introduce people to Touchstone (did I mention it is my favorite magazine?), and it will introduce people to my favorite blog, this one.
“Pixar certainly has a winning formula. The movie studio seems to have found that little spot behind the collective ear that we like to have scratched. Its first 2015 release, Inside Out, follows the same inimitable story-telling recipe it served up to great applause with films such as Up, WALL-E, and Ratatouille. Pixar films are captivating—artfully done—without losing the story in the process. And let’s give the studio credit for taking the high road, leaving sexual innuendo and scatological humor to its competitors.But Inside Out is something more; it’s a bit of a revelation. You see, that’s precisely what the story is supposed to provide—insight into the mental workings of a prepubescent girl named Riley. But by showing us that, Pixar gives us more than a peek inside the mind of an eleven-year-old; it also reveals what it thinks of you and me—the viewing public. Pixar has given us its doctrine of man.”
And just in case you’re one of those people who live under a rock and you have no idea what this Inside Out thing is, here’s one of the official trailers–