Tag: Bo Burnham

  • Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade” Teaches More Than Actual Junior High Does

    I’m glad that I wasn’t familiar with the work of comedian and YouTube star Bo Burnham before seeing his directorial debut, Eighth Grade, because there’s no telling how I would have initially received this engagingly modest film — which at times seems the polar opposite of Burnham’s rapid-fire, maximalist, sometimes politically incorrect style of aggro […]

  • Sundance: Bo Burnham’s Understated “Eighth Grade” Avoids Coming-of-Age Cliches

    I’m glad that I wasn’t familiar with the work of comedian and YouTube star Bo Burnham before seeing his directorial debut Eighth Grade, because otherwise I’m not sure how I would have initially received this engagingly modest film — which at times feels like the polar opposite of Burnham’s rapid-fire, maximalist, sometimes-politically-incorrect style of aggro […]