Afterschool Reviews

  • Aug 21, 2020

    Apparantly dialogue isn't in this filmmakers repertoire. ALL of the characters are depressed, unable to even speak... at all. So much silence and long pauses with nothing going on. This movie is just awful. Not clever, not interesting,... it truly is a "nothing" movie.

    Apparantly dialogue isn't in this filmmakers repertoire. ALL of the characters are depressed, unable to even speak... at all. So much silence and long pauses with nothing going on. This movie is just awful. Not clever, not interesting,... it truly is a "nothing" movie.

  • Aug 18, 2020

    This kid is a serial killer in the making. How he sat there and watched and suffocated the one twin that died in his arms. He appeared to have no sympathy nor feeling for those girls. In the end, someone was filming him as he stared at those pictures. Probably a "trophy" for him. He seriously needs to be watched.

    This kid is a serial killer in the making. How he sat there and watched and suffocated the one twin that died in his arms. He appeared to have no sympathy nor feeling for those girls. In the end, someone was filming him as he stared at those pictures. Probably a "trophy" for him. He seriously needs to be watched.

  • Oct 05, 2018

    Antonio Campos' debut feature is an artsy, provocative film about teenagers in the 21st century.

    Antonio Campos' debut feature is an artsy, provocative film about teenagers in the 21st century.

  • Nov 29, 2017

    Antonio Campos debut is a risky and original great work

    Antonio Campos debut is a risky and original great work

  • Sep 28, 2016

    The first Ezra's movie... And yeah, it's really interesting and freaking disturbing sometimes, like his character itself, but sometimes is really slow and ambiguous, with a strange but symbolic, end.

    The first Ezra's movie... And yeah, it's really interesting and freaking disturbing sometimes, like his character itself, but sometimes is really slow and ambiguous, with a strange but symbolic, end.

  • Feb 10, 2016

    A troubling look at school-age youth, the style alone is what makes "Afterschool" so discomforting.

    A troubling look at school-age youth, the style alone is what makes "Afterschool" so discomforting.

  • May 22, 2015

    Ambitious with performances being very natural. Thought provoking but only patient viewers will appreciate this little film.

    Ambitious with performances being very natural. Thought provoking but only patient viewers will appreciate this little film.

  • Apr 30, 2015

    A very, very unique peice of film and very original being by the way it was shot with beautiful cinematography, eerie editing, no score until the end credits, and the characters being mysterious making this one of Erza Miller's best performances. His character is a troubled, confused child that loves to watch a disturbing style of pornography, and watch other video clips on the web and film things around him. He tries to capture their emotions and im guessing to try and feel what they feel, because he seems confused about how people are feeling, but yet knows what they feel at the same time. One day he is filming a hallway and two girls are walking down the stairwell and collapse dead from a drug overdose, and this is caught on film. It was very unsettling and very well captured, his reaction is really shocking, he walks over, says nothing, and he doesn't tell anyone. a girl walking in the stairwell heard what had happened then came up the stairs to see what had happened and had seen Erza sitting with the two, blood covered teens that had died right in his arms. The direction and script make this movie very thought provoking and i was intrigued the whole time. This film was beautiful, and i can tell the director worked his ass off for this movie to work. It was original, beautifully shot and has a dark, uneasy feel throughout the film and i love that. I don't reccomend this movie to mainstream audiences if you already haven't seen it. This movie was made for people who respect cinematography, tension and very, very slow but powerful acting. i really enjoyed this movie. It was weird, but in a really fantastic way. It's amazing!

    A very, very unique peice of film and very original being by the way it was shot with beautiful cinematography, eerie editing, no score until the end credits, and the characters being mysterious making this one of Erza Miller's best performances. His character is a troubled, confused child that loves to watch a disturbing style of pornography, and watch other video clips on the web and film things around him. He tries to capture their emotions and im guessing to try and feel what they feel, because he seems confused about how people are feeling, but yet knows what they feel at the same time. One day he is filming a hallway and two girls are walking down the stairwell and collapse dead from a drug overdose, and this is caught on film. It was very unsettling and very well captured, his reaction is really shocking, he walks over, says nothing, and he doesn't tell anyone. a girl walking in the stairwell heard what had happened then came up the stairs to see what had happened and had seen Erza sitting with the two, blood covered teens that had died right in his arms. The direction and script make this movie very thought provoking and i was intrigued the whole time. This film was beautiful, and i can tell the director worked his ass off for this movie to work. It was original, beautifully shot and has a dark, uneasy feel throughout the film and i love that. I don't reccomend this movie to mainstream audiences if you already haven't seen it. This movie was made for people who respect cinematography, tension and very, very slow but powerful acting. i really enjoyed this movie. It was weird, but in a really fantastic way. It's amazing!

  • Dec 06, 2014

    Campos directs Afterschool which depicts a shy kid going through a post traumatic event in which he was the first to witness two of his classmates die in front of his eyes. Brilliantly directed in voyeuristic manner, Afterschool is almost like a documentary of the real events happening at a small private school. Most will find this movie off putting, and perhaps boring, but this is a clever and original movie that is well worth watching.

    Campos directs Afterschool which depicts a shy kid going through a post traumatic event in which he was the first to witness two of his classmates die in front of his eyes. Brilliantly directed in voyeuristic manner, Afterschool is almost like a documentary of the real events happening at a small private school. Most will find this movie off putting, and perhaps boring, but this is a clever and original movie that is well worth watching.

  • Jan 05, 2014

    like stoker but way worse

    like stoker but way worse