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MID90s 2

Jonah Hill has come a long way since his breakout part as a particularly persistent eBay store customer in 2005’s “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” Mix in some box office successes and a few Oscar nominations, and Hill has enjoyed an unusually varied career. He’s now a director, taking command of “Mid90s,” a low-budget ode to the pains of youth, taking audiences back a few decades, recalling a time where the world wasn’t so connected, making social groups manageable and problems easier to hide. Hill evokes the era superbly, delivering a small but assured read of maturity before the digital age, while paying homage to the juvenile delinquent movies of his own time. “Mid90s” is a rough sketch of a film, but it’s compellingly made and acted, with Hill only offering small storytelling challenges for himself, more invested in the hang of the effort, not dramatic tautness.  Read the rest at


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