Review: Mid90s Hints at the Development of a Great Filmmaker

Mid90s may be a movie about adolescence, but the movie itself feels like an adolescent top. Shot on 16mm film in a 4:3 aspect ration, Mid90s drifts between a strikingly mature directorial debut from actor Jonah Hill and a clunky film full of first-timer mistakes. An example of the former occurs shortly after young protagonist…

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),…