Seventh

Seventh ★★★★★

The fact that I can enjoy this movie despite how much of a stickler I am for accurate depiction of the 90s time period is a huge testament to it. Which isn't to say that this is an inaccurate depiction—it's a lightyears better depiction than the film Mid90s, for instance, which cost $1.7 million whereas this one was shot for peanuts. My standards are just ridiculously high for depictions of the 90s—it's when I grew up, and I'm an expert on it and its aesthetic. 99.99% of viewers will not fall into the same camp as me, so if even I can dig this movie, they'll absolutely dig this movie.

This is a film that has really stuck with me. Something about the rhythms it gets into, and the eerily realistic performances in parts—and the eerily realistic rhythms—just works. There is so much talent on display here, and as the people behind it keep making movies I have no doubt in my mind they'll be making some of my favorite films of the next 10 years.

If I were Hollywood, I would sweep up Micah Mayes, Calob Robinson, Gage Clift, and the rest of the merry band of Yakima, Washington wunderkinds in a heartbeat. I don't know what the hell is in the water out there in Yakima, but some of the best truly independent filmmaking you can see currently is coming out of there. I'm glad I'm not Hollywood though, because I want these boys to keep doing their own thing. They're on the right path 100%.