Kelly Macdonald is a master of understated vulnerability, but she can’t steer the film out of the doldrums.
Kyle Wilamowski’s film trades not in a nostalgia born of genuine lived experience, but of cinematic clichés.
Brad’s Status resonates because Mike White clearly sees Brad’s faults but refuses to judge him for them.
The series has played so loosely with its source material that it’s almost jarring to see it follow so closely in the comic book’s narrative footsteps.
“Heads Up” culminates with no less than three cliffhangers.
Throughout, the episode seems almost hell-bent on having audiences eavesdrop on either the least necessary or redundant conversations imaginable.
When the film works, it does so largely because of the inherent bittersweet rush that the last few months of high school hold.