Trailer Rewind: Skin (2018)

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This is a tough film to recommend because it’s not entertainment, and it doesn’t feel right to call this story enjoyable. However, both JJ and Steve agree that there is something to be learned from stories like this. It is a film that is likely to start great conversations with friends.

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“Guys like this only have three options: die young, life in prison, or, they start talking.”

JJ and Steve launch into the final trio of films for this season with 2018’s Skin.

This is a tough film to recommend because it’s not entertainment, and it doesn’t feel right to call this story enjoyable. However, both JJ and Steve agree that there is something to be learned from stories like this. It is a film that is likely to start great conversations with friends. What draws young, lost boys to organizations like the Vinlanders Social Club? How can a sense of belonging to a family lead people to hateful acts of violence? Is it possible for people to ever leave their past behind them?

While wrestling with reasons to recommend Skin JJ and Steve coin a new phrase to describe films like it. In retrospect it’s a category that fits many films they have discussed.

Is this film for you? Within the first 15 minutes of this episode you will know whether you will push play, or keep scrolling.

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