Meet The Intern's: Favorite Films Edition

Each of the interns is so unique in different ways, so we thought it would be perfect to share a little bit about ourselves and our favorite films, so you could get a little taste of what we are all about. Our group of interns includes; Mariely Crystal, Briana Richert, and Abigail Saathoff as Blogger/Content Creation Interns and Kyla Goodman, Brandy Hernandez, and Jennifer Valentine as Social Media Interns.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

10 Things I Hate About You (1999) follows the story of two polar opposite sisters navigating life and love throughout high school.

I love romcoms and I also love movies with a large ensemble and storylines that tie together in the end. In high school, I didn't have the rom-com movie high school experience that I wanted, but neither did these characters, in the literal high school rom-com movie. It reminded me that happy endings don't always have to be exactly what we picture, but in the end, everything works out the way it's supposed to.

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) Ridgemont High is home to almost every type of student imaginable, and they're all out trying to have the time of their life. A nerdy guy tries to get a hot date, a best friend gets into hot water, a stoner tries to graduate and a burger flipper seriously wants to get away from his girlfriend.

The comedy in Fast Times is what originally struck me, it was just so funny! It's nice to watch high school drama unfold knowing that I've graduated.

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Call Me By Your Name (2017) is a coming-of-age film directed by Italian filmmaker, Luca Guadignino. Based on the book by André Aciman, the film revolves around a teenager, Elio Perlman, and his self-exploration as he develops a romance with his father’s summer assistant.

I first watched CMBYN at a time when I contemplated quitting my undergraduate film degree. CMBYN was the first great movie I’d seen in a very long time then, and it honestly revived my love for the film during an intensely stressful and dispiriting semester. I love the gorgeous atmosphere of a summer in Italy in the 1980s. The love story isn’t cliche or obvious. It makes the viewer work to understand it, which I love. It’s very intellectual and ethereal. The celebration of emotions, good and bad, is pure genius. I just want to live in this film.

Boy (2010)

Boy (2010) is a comedy/drama film directed by Taika Waititi about a young boy (named Boy) who reunites with his absent, criminal father. In the process of getting to know each other, Boy comes to realize that his dad is not the hero he imagined.

After I saw Taika Waititi’s JoJo Rabbit (2019), I obsessively watched all of his other films in complete admiration. Waititi is now my absolute favorite writer/director, and Boy is my favorite of his films. This movie made me laugh and cry, which is all I ever want out of a movie. I love how the film explores themes of childhood and adulthood and how the lines between them can be very blurred sometimes. I also love the setting of rural New Zealand and how the film is so playful with the inclusion of animation and scenes that show what’s going on in Boy’s imagination. And, I really admire that this film is an extension of his first-ever short film Two Cars, One Night (2003), which is also amazing.

A League of Their Own (1992)

A League of Their Own (1992) is a sports comedy-drama that follows two sisters' lives on their journey to join and play in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The story is not true, but a fictionalized version of the actual All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, who stepped up in the place of men to continue to bring baseball to the world during WW2.

This is one of my favorite films of all time. It perfectly captures what it is like to have a sibling; both the struggles and the triumphs, and shares a powerful message of female empowerment. It’s one of those films that always lingers in the back of my mind. Clicking it on when I’m missing my sister, or need a dose of empowerment.

Unicorn Store (2017)

Unicorn Store (2017) follows the life of Kit, a twenty-something-year-old artist who has recently failed art school and took a random office job to make ends meet when she randomly receives the opportunity to get the pet of her dreams, a unicorn. Which leads her to the interesting adoption process of a unicorn.

This film is not only interesting but just flat-out fun. Every time I turn it on it gives me a laugh, reminds me of my childhood, and never fails to make me smile. It is a powerful reminder that I am allowed to be a strong-minded independent adult, and still feel childlike joy and happiness.

Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) is an animated movie about a boy named Miles Morales who suddenly gains mysterious power after getting bitten by a spider. These powers lead Morales to find others like him from other universes. Their common goal is to defeat the evil Kingpin before he does too much damage to the alternate universes.