A masterpiece of the 21st century
I saw this film at the Cinema Ritrovato festival in Bologna and was actually able to meet Argento. His first feature keeps you on the edge of your seat, carrying all the suspense of a Hitchcock film with a gaillo touch. Would be five stars if the dubbing hadn’t been so bad.
This is going to be one of those films prefaced by “there was film before Eighth Grade and there was film after Eighth Grade”.
Eighth Grade finds its sucess in demanding more of its genre; its very charted territory dealt in a fresh, brazen, and self-reflective way that raises the standard and opens up possibility for the medium. This isn’t some new/used Netflix-original highschool dramcom, this is the very best version of whatever that is, and it really is the…