The Amazon Prime highlight: “Mid90s,” a movie that debuted Oct. 19, 2018.
Premise: A 13-year-old living in Los Angeles during the 1990s stumbles into a crew of skateboarders to hang with. These older friends steer him into new adventures and disasters.
Sum-up: Directed and written by Jonah Hill, “Mid90s” captures a unique but authentic-seeming story from a recognizable moment in American youth culture. The journey of the 13-year-old somehow achieves mature stakes and tragedy, while still maintaining believability. Hill also captures a few shots that rival the cinematic moments of the best directors.
Heads-up: I’ll avoid spoilers, but the narrative veers into problematic territory without addressing these uncomfortable choices. Occasionally, awful things happen for seemingly the sole reason of being interesting story-wise, rather than keeping a faithfulness to the characters.
Will everyone be talking about this? The movie earned quite a bit of buzz last fall. This has cult classic potential.
Check out the trailer for “Mid90s” below.
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Here’s the trailer:
What’s New This Week on Amazon Prime:
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- Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
- Bug Diaries, Season 1
- Diablo Guardian, Season 2
- Overboard (2018)
- Mid90s (2018)
- Bosch, Season 5