mid90s

mid90s

Anyone here read the Borges story "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote?" The titular character aims to write Cervantes' Don Quixote, the already-published work, word-for-word, naturally, of his own concentration, without in any way using the work as a reference point.

You, reader, can do just that with this film. Set aside 82 minutes, save your $15, and read the following facts about this film. Jonah Hill's directorial debut MID90S, 2018, A24. Now close your eyes. You starting to see the film-grain crackle? You hearing the opening piano twinkles of an original Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross score? Ren & Stimpy shirts, skateboards, 40s and first kisses? You dog, you're even envisioning a humorous Harmony Korine cameo, aren't you?

Congratulations, reader. You have now seen MID90S, 2018, A24, written & directed by Jonah Hill, in its entirety, from the comfort of your own mind. Good call on imagining the scene where the young rogues skate around to GZA's Liquid Swords -- I'm not sure how you called that one! Silly me: I went and spent the money to actually see it.

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