MID90s – Review by Roxana Hadadi

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Mid90s treats its female characters like crap and pretty much features a scene with borderline statutory rape as a cool thing. Whoa, so intense! So ’90s! You’re such a visionary, Jonah Hill! Did all your (male) filmmaker friends support you on this choice?

Mid90s focuses on the young skater Stevie (Sunny Suljic, currently 13 years old, 11 years old during filming), who lives with his abusive, rap-listening, Hilfiger-wearing 18-year-old brother Ian (Lucas Hedges), whom he simultaneously idolizes and is terrified of, and his single mother Dabney (Katherine Waterston, underused). Continue reading…

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Roxana Hadadi

Roxana Hadadi is a pop culture writer. She is a staff contributor for Pajiiba, Chesapeake Family, and Punch Drunk Critics, and has contributed to Bright Wall/Dark Room and The Washington Post Express. She is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved critic and a member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association.