Beyond Clueless

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Beyond Clueless is a dizzying journey into the mind, body and soul of the teen movie, as seen through the eyes of over 200 modern coming-of-age classics.

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Critic Reviews for Beyond Clueless

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  • The film deep-mines those American high-school tropes, from bullying at the lockers and cold-shouldering in the cafeteria to panicking about the prom, and, of course, sexual awakening.

    Jan 23, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
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  • One of the extraordinary things about Beyond Clueless is the reminder of all today's A-list actors who started out as eerily, almost waxily young stars in teen films.

    Jan 22, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Charlie Lyne's debut feature is a dizzying and dedicated essay on the previously unheralded genre of teen movies.

    Jan 22, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Lyne knows and loves his source material -- despite, if not because of its flaws. His passion for the genre is evident and his theories are presented with a rigour that pays the films the respect he feels they deserve.

    Oct 28, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Henry Barnes

    Guardian
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  • Beyond Clueless frequently provokes nostalgic joy whilst also inspiring further cinematic discovery.

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Beyond Clueless is a remarkable redressing of the cinema essay style of filmmaking, combining a brilliantly written and scholarly script with an intellectually stimulating approach.

    Apr 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Beyond Clueless

  • Sep 30, 2015
    Baby director Charlie Lyne is a mere twenty-four years young, but the guy has already found his footing in the world of film. A constant contributor to faire such as Buzzfeed, Vice, and The Guardian, Lyne understands the complexities and nuances of modern filmmaking as well as the nostalgia that we millennials crave. In his first full-length film Lyne tackles the teen genre of filmmaking, ranging from comedy, to horror, to drama, looking to the undercurrent that threads together all these films for the core teen audience. Read more at http://www.bluefairyblog.com/reviews/2015/9/17/beyond-clueless
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