Best New Midnight Movie Tradition (2008)

DONNIE DARKO

It's fast becoming (along with Ghost World) the thinking misfit's answer to The Breakfast Club, so if you haven't already caught DONNIE DARKO at Two Boots Pioneer Theater, what's your excuse? Richard Kelly's hilarious, dreamlike evocation of late-'80s suburban adolescence was made for the midnight screen, especially given its lush cinematography and a time-travel preoccupation that encourages repeat viewing. Indeed, the flick's full of big questions, not least among them: "What's a fuckass?"

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