A Matter of Degrees

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A Matter of Degrees ★★ 1990 (R)

Weeks before his graduation, a beatnik-type college senior finally acquires a goal: romancing a mystery girl…or maybe saving the student radio station…or not. The hero's aimlessness permeates the script, which never goes anywhere in its exploration of campus ennui. Good photography and a great stratum of alternative music groups on the soundtrack: Dream Syndicate, Pere Ubu, Schooly D, Pixies, Poi Dog Pondering, Minutemen, and Throwing Muses. 89m/C VHS . Arye Gross, Judith Hoag, Tom Sizemore, John Doe; Cameos: John F. Kennedy Jr., Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson; D: W.T. Morgan.