Eighth Grade
First screened in July 2018
Director: Bo Burnham. Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Luke Prael, Emily Robinson, Daniel Zolghadri, Imani Lewis, Catherine Oliviere, Nora Mullins, Missy Yager. Screenplay: Kimberly Reed and Jay Arthur Sterrenberg.

Twitter Capsule: Less interested in plot than in conjuring awkward, nascent, poignant subjectivity. Fisher, Hamilton both spectacular.

VOR:   Without quite aiming to reinvent its genre, finds several fresh perspectives and techniques to illuminate a young woman's affects and headspace.

Photo © 2018 A24

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Elsie Fisher

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best First Film
National Board of Review: Best Directorial Debut
Chicago Film Critics Association: Breakthrough Performance (Fisher)
Gotham Awards: Breakthrough Actor (Fisher); Breakthrough Director

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