MID90S (Jonah Hill) catalogues as many soundtrack and visual signifiers as it can from the period it nostalgically evokes in the title. There’s Ninja Turtles, Street Fighter, Nintendo 64 and early Wu-Tang. There are also charming slacker teens, using slang from two decades ago while zipping back and forth on skateboards within the confines of the film’s boxy 4:3 aspect ratio. Thirteen-year-old Stevie (Sunny Suljic) and his friends fill out the contours of a coming-of-age tale in a film that doesn’t really bother with showing much measurable growth onscreen or casting an opinion on lifestyle, behaviour and the casual use of racial and homophobic slurs. The film’s too enamored of the mid90s to bother having a critical conversation about it. 84 min. NNN (Radheyan Simonpillai)
Sunny Suljic (left) and Na-Kel Smith take you back to the Mid90s.