Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads

Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads ★★★

Honestly one of the best student films I've seen, not that I've seen all too many to be fair. But Spike feels confident behind the camera here, he's not obsessed over establishing an immediately unique """director's style"""" like I feel most students tend to be. He puts more focus on the characters and their relationships, and just films them as genuinely as he can. It's nice. Really nice. Combined with his dad's nice jazzy score, it makes the movie pretty cozy. The story is kind of been-there-done-that, but it's hard to care when you're just spending an hour winding down with the characters in their comfy little barbershop. I've seen many, many worse debuts than this. Good going, Spike.

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