Films in 50 words-ish: 8 Mile

Buy it!8 Mile has an essential flaw: failure to develop its minor characters, because character is what it’s all about. Familiar faces are reference points that ease the introduction and in depth development of a new urban type and, moreover, lift a whole sub-culture out of the ghetto. An important film.

9/10

Swimming Pool……Good Bye Lenin!

(originally posted to Vague Film Club website 13/02/2003)

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