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Mainstream makes a vain attempt to satirize viral fame, settling instead for obvious commentary that feels painfully dated. Read critic reviews

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A young woman finds a path to internet stardom when she starts making videos with a charismatic stranger.

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  • Once "Mainstream" locks into its purpose - showing the vapidity, cruelty and calculation of certain YouTube stars - it soars.

    May 20, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A more incisive film would have something to say about using empty spectacle to comment on empty spectacle.

    May 8, 2021 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • [Mainstream] drills down hard into its subject, jettisoning Coppola's previous restraint in favor of a more confrontational and graceless hyperactivity.

    May 7, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The film has the knowing swagger of something on the cutting edge but none of the self-awareness to realize it's late to the party.

    May 5, 2021 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • A horrifically empty "social media satire"...

    September 14, 2020 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Mainstream takes a while (and a lot of hipster costume changes) to get there, but it eventually throws up some pertinent questions to ponder...

    September 7, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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