Eighth Grade is so grounded in the reality of middle school it almost operates like a horrible collective flashback.
A native of Chicago, Sam lives and works in San Francisco as a journalist and student at San Francisco State University. He's the founder of Movie Mezzanine, residential film critic for SF Bay and member of the OFCS. He also happens to be (consistently) illogically idealistic about everything (save for politics).
Sam Fragoso ranks all 22 films he saw at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Sam Fragoso seeks out comedy on his last day at Sundance.
Sam Fragoso on two films at the Sundance Film Festival.
Different as these two features may be, "Listen Up Philip" and "The Better Angels" both manage to respectfully pay homage without stripping themselves of their own voices.
"Imperial Dreams" paints a harrowingly acute picture of life in Watts where the only pertinent question is whether you’ll be killed before you’re incarcerated or vice versa.
Chaz Ebert sat down with Sam Fragoso to talk about the premiere of "Life Itself" at the Sundance Film Festival
Sam Fragoso talks to Lynn Shelton about improvisation, her first time directing a script written by someone else
Sam Fragoso battles mix-ups and traffic, but does get to see "Infinitely Polar Bear".
Sam Fragoso checks in after seeing two new films—"Laggies" and "Blind"—at the Sundance Film Festival.
Sam Fragoso reports of Friday at the Sundance Film Festival.