Wednesday, September 2 2009
A hugely enjoyable blend of humor and agony that captures the confused, painful, but open-ended state of late adolescence.
Wednesday, April 8 2009
A loping comedy of displacement that snaps off dozens of easy laughs without breaking a sweat, Adventureland transcends the indie comedy trap by dint of not being content merely to capture its milieu but to animate it.
Friday, April 3 2009
Adventureland is as tidy and predictable as it sounds. And it falls into that annoying trap that seems to plague this sort of film, relying on an unrelenting '80s soundtrack to set tones and cue plot points.
Wednesday, March 25 2009
Monday, August 20 2007
Saturday, August 18 2007
Though it seems like a thoroughly modern experience, Superbad does have a delicious throwback mentality, a sense of humiliating history reminiscent of those days in back of the classroom, trading newly learned dirty jokes with your fellow classmates.
Friday, August 17 2007
The focus remains unchanged: scared, eager boys make their clumsy ways toward a semblance of self-awareness.