From Sutter and Aimee in James Ponsoldt’s ‘The Spectacular Now’ to Joe, Patrick, and Biaggio in Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ ‘The Kings of Summer’ to Greg and Rachel in Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,’ the last two years have been a boon to those of us of a certain age with a hankering to rekindle the spirit of the great teen movie of our youth. But this batch is different, not better or worse, but certainly of a different age, for a different age.
This week on Three of a Kind, Steve Sarmento ties together three films with a common thread, and takes us on a trip back to high school.
Hidden Cinema Connections
Film is a surprising medium. In Three of a Kind, Next Reel host Steve Sarmento presents essays that attempt to reveal thematic and cultural connections between them.