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.
“Hamilton” has a diverse cast, even Alexander Hamilton himself is a person of color. The only white people are the dancers and King George. But in real life, none of these were people of color. Just because they chose actors who look like me doesn’t make me relate to the characters more.
I love teen driven films where I can imagine the lead being a student at my school and not being a narc. In “Love, Simon,” Nick Robinson definitely delivers.