The Map of Tiny Perfect Things Is A Charmer

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is a charming romance story that arrives grounded in the form of yet another time loop film. Time loop films aren’t new but the trick for filmmakers is to make them different from the rest.  Groundhog Day is the golden standard when it comes to the romantic comedy stuck within a time loop.  Most recently, there’s Palm Springs starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti.  The former is over 25…

"The Map of Tiny Perfect Things Is A Charmer"

Eighth Grade captures Spirit, Awkwardness

Eighth Grade is a film that perfectly captures the spirit and awkwardness of being a student in the final year of middle school. Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) may be close to starting high school but before doing so, she must survive the end of eighth grade.  It’s not easy for the smartphone-obsessed teenager.  Even though she has a YouTube channel where she offers advice to others, she’s not the perfect person when it comes to applying…

"Eighth Grade captures Spirit, Awkwardness"

CCFF 2018: Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade, the closing night selection of the 2018 Chicago Critics Film Festival, is a film that perfectly captures the spirit and awkwardness of being a student in the final year of middle school. Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) may be close to starting high school but before doing so, she must survive the end of eighth grade.  It’s not easy for the smartphone-obsessed teenager.  Even though she has a YouTube channel where she offers advice…

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