Textual Anxiety, Straight Talk, and the Millennial Advantage: A Critical Reading of Nostalgia in the Film “About Alex”

There’s something almost offensively obvious about the 80s nostalgia strangling director Jesse Zwick’s 2014 debut indie film, About Alex. Indeed, in his review for Variety, film critic Justin Chang identifies this very nostalgia as the film’s double-edged sword: Explicitly acknowledging a debt to over-recycled source material is a bold move, and one perhaps suited to… Read More Textual Anxiety, Straight Talk, and the Millennial Advantage: A Critical Reading of Nostalgia in the Film “About Alex”