Review: Eighth Grade Loves Its Characters Too Much To Cringe At Them

Everyone knows that it’s hard to accurately portray adolescence in film. Even the best, most relatable characters of the past 20 years — Enid Coleslaw from Ghost World, Juno MacGuff from Juno, or Lady Bird McPherson from Lady Bird — proclaim their insecurity in impossibly witty dialogue or concise, effective declarations. Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher),…

Review: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Offers Goofy Superhero Fun

Teen Titans Go!, the cartoon series that spawned Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, is essentially a sketch comedy show. Yes, every episode involves the same five main characters — insecure team leader Robin (Scott Menville), bubbly alien princess Starfire (Hyden Walch), droll half-demon Raven (Tara Strong), robotic party guy Cyborg (Khary Payton), animal-based party…