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Movie Review - Super Dark Times

Kevin Phillips for his directorial debut decided to take us back about 20 years or so. He doesn't drop us in the middle of the 1980's, which has seen a rash of nostalgia over the past five years or so. The big clue is that a TV set shows Bill Clinton as the President. The boys in question here operate without any awareness of cell phones or the Internet. It's not clear why Phillips or his writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski think the 90's are as the title suggests, or do the filmmakers simply believe the years before President Clinton are truly dark times? I'm not sure if there's any macro observations to be found here. It could all just be observations on an individual basis with nothing bigger to extrapolate. If that's the case, then I don't know why bother to set it in the past in the first place. Perhaps, Phillips was the age of these characters at this time, so he simply finds it easier to recreate his childhood. Either way, there's nothin…

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