PRIVATE SCHOOL drinking game:
Drink once when one of the male cast members commits a sex crime.
Drink twice when Mr. Hand from FAST TIMES also commits a sex crime.
That should about cover it.
A perceptive, breezy and engaging look at the changing attitudes towards relationships and sexuality at the peak of the sexual revolution. First-timer Mazursky directs with a glee for interpersonal dialogue that would fit right in with Rohmer's Six Moral Tales. How refreshing it is to see men and women having an equal, and active, hand in voicing their own wants and desires in an open and positive setting. Shame that some 50 years later we seemed to have fucked most of that up.
We have a series at a crossroads and throughout you see Rian Johnson grappling with the tightrope between nerd expectations and creating something that isn't just an echo chamber of past glories. It's still a millennial fest, but where FORCE AWAKENS was about how everyone is special, overpowered, and existing under the safety net of their elders, this one tackles some more sobering issues that makes it current, and dare I say, brave.
The whole film feels like a riff…