E. Oliver Whitney
September 25, 2018
If I receive through 2018 without investing in a skateboard, it may well try to be magic. Crystal Moselle’s?Skate Kitchen?and now Jonah Hill’s directorial debut,?Mid90s, are responsible for quite an solid case for hopping on a piece of wood and cruising on the city streets with a lazy afternoon.
The latest trailer for Hill’s new movie doesn’t feature much new footage, but is jam-packed with pull quotes praising the actor-turned-director’s coming-of-age movie. Numerous critics went wild correctly when?Mids90s debuted for the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month (sadly I missed it with the fest). During the film, Sunny Suljac (whom you may very well be?scarred by after?The Killing of a Sacred Deer) plays Stevie, a 13-year-old skateboarder by having an abusive older brother (Lucas Hedges). Here’s the synopsis:
Written and directed by Jonah Hill, MID90S follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life including a list of new friends he meets with a Motor Avenue skate shop.
Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor composed the score, and?The Bling Ring‘s cinematographer?Christopher Blauvelt shot the film?on grainy 16mm inside a 4:3 aspect ratio. It certainly looks pretty awesome?using the trailer, and dang it’ll make me would like to better of a skateboard.?Mid90s hits theaters on October 19.