Jody Lee Lipes
Lisa Schwarzbaum
October 07, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

At a boarding school filled with the privileged and the anesthetized, an Internet-addicted student (Ezra Miller) joins a video-making class and stumbles onto shocking footage: Twin queen bees convulse and die in agony from bad drugs. Influenced by the cold, accusatory neo-vérité of Michael Haneke’s Caché, Afterschool‘s filmmaker Anthony Campos (who was 24 when he made this jolting pic) captures the numbing psychic scramble that just might cause the YouTube generation to go morally haywire. Or become filmmakers. B+

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