EIGHTH GRADE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bo Burnham Stars: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Catherine Oliviere, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, Daniel Zolghadri. This rich, naturalistic and authentic look at the anxieties faced by today’s teenagers in a modern world obsessed with social media and status is an insightful coming of age tale that is refreshingly free of the usual tropes of the subgenre. Eighth Grade follows Kayla Day (played by Elsie Fisher, who voiced the character of Agnes in the first two Despicable Me movies) as she makes that awkward transition from middle Continue reading