Skate Kitchen Reviews

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March 4, 2020
An evocative meditation on skateboarding culture and nascent womanhood.
January 16, 2019
At best, though, Skate Kitchen is less about trying to get anywhere or make sense of anything than it is about the casual joy of being young, free and immersed in the moment.
September 28, 2018
Moselle is famous for her documentary The Wolfpack. Skate Kitchen isn't quite a documentary but it's not exactly a drama either.
September 28, 2018
Skate Kitchen is a wonderfully lyrical and well-observed rites of passage story.
September 28, 2018
Repeated dopey exchanges...are poorly delivered by bratty exhibitionists in a stagnant narrative.
September 26, 2018
If a breeze blowing through New York City decided to make a film, it would be Skate Kitchen. Nearly every moment here, of camerawork or character play, is wistfully, blissfully fluid.
September 26, 2018
Gives its audience a sense of the almost pastoral innocence of skateboarding, its devotion to nothing more or less than having fun: a subversive urban vocation that is devoted to the art of pleasure.
September 25, 2018
A mobilising portrait of sisterhood and skate culture.
August 31, 2018
Less a movie than a visually striking meditation on Being a Girl These Days.
August 22, 2018
"Skate Kitchen" conveys the simple, exhilarating thrill of daring to claim social space, and proceeding to occupy it, with defiance and ecstatic grace.
August 17, 2018
In Skate Kitchen, the kids come as they are, and they're wildly fascinating.
August 17, 2018
I was impressed by the tonal and aesthetic balance that Crystal Moselle finds here.
August 17, 2018
Moselle believes in the power of girls. The friendships through which Camille learns how to be loved become the anguish that breaks her heart and the forgiveness that humbly heals her.
August 17, 2018
A touching ode to the rewards and challenges of female friendship...
August 17, 2018
It works in large part because of Vinberg's poignant and persuasive performance. When she speaks of escaping "the loneliness you have even in a crowded room," it makes your heart ache.
August 16, 2018
The entire movie hangs like a varial kickflip on the strength its star. Vinberg is quiet, subdued, and affected when the situation demands.
August 16, 2018
It's just one meaningless scene followed by another.
August 13, 2018
The depiction of Camille's quest for freedom and identity feels narrow and constrained.
August 10, 2018
Unlike the skaters -- always magnetic when they ollie and rail -- Moselle has only one move as a filmmaker: rhapsodic slo-mo and drony guitar rock on the soundtrack.
August 10, 2018
The movie really cooks when it's hanging out with the girls and watching them carve out a space for themselves in a city that's indifferent or hostile towards them.
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