One thing that “Eighth Grade” accomplishes is capturing the experience of eighth grade (at least my experience). In the movie, eighth grade is total hell for Kayla, and that’s exactly how it was for me.
The new movie “Eighth Grade” takes me back to Centennial Academy, golf carts, and Algebra 1. I want to touch on what I really like about the film, and that is how they depict the transition of pre-teens to teenagers.
Here’s the thing about Kayla’s all-too-relatable character: We don’t want to relate. We don’t want to feel what she feels or experience what she experiences. We don’t want to be her. Because at some point, we already were.
While “Sorry to Bother You” is underdeveloped as a film, it’s brilliant as a social commentary dressed up in pleasing visuals.
“Sorry To Bother You” has a creative story that relies on absurdist humor, but unfortunately the film gets too absurd in the third act, and it ends up working against the film, rather than helping it tell a cohesive story.
“Sorry To Bother You” meshes outlandish visuals with real-life circumstances, and creatively does so, exuding an all-around larger-than-life experience.
As young filmmakers like 17-year-old Jordan-Paige Sudduth attempt to reinvent the status quo of the film industry, they’ll have to adjust their expectations for the future, because greater opportunities come with greater competition. The next crop of writers, directors, cinematographers and actors will keep cranking out their indie films and learning the trade.
It seems that superhero movies that take a progressive social and political stance tend to garner great success.
Whether you’re an old fan suffering from nostalgia, new fan suffering from complete oblivion, or just a high strung Donald Glover fan, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is for you.
“Dirty Computer” is truly an album for this generation of outcasts and open minds, as it is refreshing to see a black woman in music going against the grain and doing what she’s been capable of doing all along.