I'm a 25 year old who's mostly pretty optimistic about movies.
Well folks... it's pretty good actually. Hadn't seen it in a few years and thought it worth revisiting after seeing all the Matrix films. I really think this movie was ahead of its time, not in the way that Speed Racer was, but in similar ways. I think that reviewers at the time were too focused on snarky cynicism bathed in irony to recognize that this movie is a fairytale that only takes itself as seriously as any fairytale needs…
I went into this movie with extremely low expectations and I was pleasantly surprised.
The Good: The character writing is much better than I expected. While all the characters are fairly two dimensional, they are written and performed with more depth than you expect from this kind of movie. This slips a little in the depiction of basically any republican character, but they also get much less screentime so it's to be expected. I found the editing to be fascinating;…
Personal and universal all at once. Not perfect, but charming enough to cover all its flaws. Kayla is a fantastic character and Elsie brings so much life to her. I highly encourage everyone to check this out when it gets a wider release, especially if you went through school recently or are deeply familiar with the social problems of being young on the internet.
After the film was over and I was preparing to walk back out into the cold,…
Holy hell what a fantastic film to see for my last show at my first Sundance. This was easily the most captivating and cinematic film of Sundance 2018. The girls fucking killed it and even if they don't go on to act in anything else, they're superb actors. The Q&A was like an extra comedy show after the movie.