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Title:   XOXO
Director:   Christopher Louie
Year:   2016
Genre:   Non-Musical Music Film
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.08.16

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09.08.16Internet So... back when I was in college, a movie called Groove came out. In some ways it cashed in on the rave scene but in a lot of other ways, whether it was where I was in life or if the movie was actually good (I can't really tell), it stood as a document of the dance music scene and what it was all about.

Almost 20 years later, we have this... which I'm presuming aspires to the same goal as Groove but updated for this generation. Seen as such, in some ways it's very telling but mostly it's kind of depressing. Things are much more stylized, sexualized, narcotized, and fragmented. Things are prettier but carry less meaning, shinier and shallower. Headliners are not to be idolized, stakes must be higher, but the true intent of music is to be enjoyed.

All that lofty crap aside, that's how I read this film. As a movie, it's really not great. It feels like it could have been great (if it was a little more like Groove), but misses the mark on many levels. Which is a shame. Or maybe it's great and I'm just too old to get it.
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