Lost Classic Reviews

Lost Classic: The Way, Way Back (Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, 2013)

Nat Faxon and Jim Rash’s The Way, Way Back is a typical teen movie in so many ways. It captures that feeling of taking a holiday from teenage angst – a holiday with the promise of being whoever you want to be for a short period of time. In a way, however, the film feels […]

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National Lampoon’s Vacation

Nicola Balkind buckles up and heads off with the real life Griswold family on a road trip inspired by a cult comedy celebrating its 30th birthday. These days, the American Dream is typically understood to mean fame, fortune, and pulling oneself up by one’s bootstraps. But the classic pursuit of prosperity and upward mobility is […]