REVIEWSBlu-raySkate Kitchen

Skate Kitchen is the latest film from director Crystal Moselle. Having adored her work on The Wolfpack, I was pumped to see this one come out in time for the Holidays. Attempting to carve out an identity as a documentary-narrative, I’m not sure it fits. The film is a cleverly shot narrative feature about girls making their way in a male-dominated endeavor. But, even that doesn’t feel right. Girl skaters weren’t a novelty when I...
December 4, 201891/1003 min
In Theaters
Aug 10th, 2018
On Blu-ray
Dec 4th, 2018
Length
1 hr 45mins
MPAA Rating
R
Studio
Magnolia
Overall Score
Rating Overview
Video
93%
Audio
91%
Special Features
90%
Content
91%
Rating Summary

Skate Kitchen is the latest film from director Crystal Moselle. Having adored her work on The Wolfpack, I was pumped to see this one come out in time for the Holidays. Attempting to carve out an identity as a documentary-narrative, I’m not sure it fits. The film is a cleverly shot narrative feature about girls making their way in a male-dominated endeavor. But, even that doesn’t feel right. Girl skaters weren’t a novelty when I was a teenager, why are they now?

Maybe I  grew up weird, but seeing all-girl skater collectives isn’t that abnormal. I knew many girl skaters who were too busy shredding to give anything resembling a damn about what the guys thought. While I appreciate seeing their camaraderie, it’s also refreshing to see how cliques can develop even among close friends. While it’s not the best movie I’ve seen this year, it’s sticking in my brain days  after watching it.

I also enjoyed how Jaden Smith hung around the edge of the film without becoming the star. Walking such a balancing act between characters and actors is a skill lost on many films. That being said, I wish it had a hook to grab me like The Wolfpack. Oh well, Skate Kitchen  is still well worth your time.

Skate Kitchen is now available on Blu-ray.

Skate Kitchen

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