An intricately woven narrative balances the past and present as well as a cinematically represented literary work in a three narrative harmony that is never distracting or gimmicky. The actors all give outstanding performances and Tom Ford cements himself as one of the best working directors in my eyes.
Richard Linklater’s latest is a deceptively simple film. On the surface, it is fun hangout comedy, but the subtext offers something more transformative and ever life affirming. The film is set in 1980, not “the 80’s”, a transitory time between the 70’s and 80’s and is filled with characters who are in a time of transition themselves, the transition into adulthood and the rest of their lives where they learn that the world beyond what they knew as highschoolers doesn’t think as much of them as they do.
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