How to Talk to Girls at Parties
I can't think of a better film to write about that could help me tackle my writer's block (both academic and leisure). I have been excited to see this film because of my admiration for A24's streak of brilliantly original and lucrative films. It turned out to be much more than that.
John Cameron Mitchell, about whom I didn't know much about except for his side roles in TV comedies (lately in Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle), has done a great job writing and directing this amusing sci-fi-comedy-romance-musical. Who would have thought that a film about three coming-of-age punk kids (who give this whole film a weird In Betweeners crossover feeling) in 70s Britain crushing an alien party could be this delightful? Elle Fanning is flourishing in her role as the cute rebellious alien who is curious to discover "the punk". In this film, you will find great music and costumes wrapping an amusing sci-fi romance story and being served with a sauce of lovely cast.