SXSW 2018 Film Review | Eighth Grade

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SXSW 2018: Eighth Grade

Dir. Bo Burnham

Kayla is in eighth grade. She spends her time looking at screens and posting stream of conscious self-help videos (plus or minus any viewers). She’s finding her way through the perils of middle school and it couldn’t be more watchable. We follow her through ups, downs, all-arounds, and it never becomes cliche or played out. No matter your age she is relatable, and that’s all due to the honest and brave performance of Elsie Fisher. A slice of millennial angst life that will surprise and delight.