Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Afterschool

From the very beginning you know he wants to feel something.


This has to be one of the hardest films I've ever had to watch. Its a slow process of movie making, and yet it slowly chews into the venom of it. It makes me think a little bit of Elephant.



Ezra Miller's character is so disconnected. He's clearly unhappy having to be away from home at this prep school. His roommate (Jeremy Allen White) is a drug dealer, yet he's just as disconnected as Miller's character.



If you have the time and patience, this movie pays off. There is a certain uncanny grit to it that explores our youth.  The film was made in 2008 by Antonio Campos



Perhaps, Spring Breakers swirled it around to expose what's happening to the revolt of our culture, yet this piece shows what everyday life is like and how it creeps in and spills into what one might really be dumped with, just from passing by.



The film is shot in a way of being in the eye of the beholder. You might not be seeing it in the exact angle that you would like, yet it definitely gives a documentary feel.



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