Articles tagged coming of age

22 May 2017 // 3:00 AM

Eminem: A Love Story

Who can listen to Eminem’s discography today and not be struck by one of popular music’s most prolonged and extraordinary expressions of interminable sadness?

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‘Akron’: Sometimes the Simpler, the Better

Had Akron went all-in on its simpler, piercingly authentic premise, it could have elevated itself into a truly singular film.

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In ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ Coming of Age Becomes a Wonderful Adventure

Set against a magical backdrop in the New Zealand bush, Hunt for the Wilderpeople offers a perfect balance of silly and lovely that makes it an irresistible adventure.

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High School Angst With an Edge: An Interview With Hailee Steinfeld

In her last few weeks as a teenager, Hailee Steinfeld talks about making The Edge of Seventeen and navigating her young acting career.

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Minutia Fuels the Masterful ‘Boyhood’

Richard Linklater's bold cinematic experiment pays off in ways that the more brash family dramas fail to.

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The Painful Beauty in ‘Moonlight’

In his sophomore effort, writer-director Barry Jenkins' exacting calibration results in an experience that is deeply moving.

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The Kids in ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ Are Adorable. You Know They’re in for Trouble

The kids in The Edge of Seventeen can't anticipate their mistakes like you do.

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A Kick Ass/Kick Arse Depiction of the Stylish Mods in ‘60s England

Jim McCarthy and Kevin Cross, writers and graphics artists from either side of the Atlantic, join forces to create a candid tale of the Mod scene.

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‘Closet Monster’ Is an at Times Brilliant Cinematic Mashup

Closet Monster is a promising yet unevenly told film which fluctuates between stock coming of age fare and emotionally rich, inventive direction.

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Californium: Another Story of Adolescent Angst—With Guitars

Californium is a Frankenstein’s monster of coming-of-age stories, its many moving parts borrowed and reassembled from stock, clichéd characters and plot devices.

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Less Story, More Play: All Aboard for Planet Marlys!

Legendary cartoonist Lynda Barry's most iconic character takes center stage in this large-format hardback.

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‘The Fits’ Offers a Brilliant, New, and Sensory Experience

The Fits offers a new experience, one that helps you to perceive nuances of sight and sound.

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Cannes 2016: Andrea Arnold’s ‘American Honey’ Is an American Folly

Arnold's self-conscious and overlong American road trip runs out of steam long before it reaches its destination.

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‘Hurt People’, Fractured Book

There are sinister elements at work in Cote Smith's debut novel that mark it as an honest horror story of the best kind. If only they didn't also compromise it so fundamentally.

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Richard Linklater Puts His Spin on a Sports Film with ‘Everybody Wants Some’

If Boyhood was the portrait of the artist as a young man, Everybody is the portrait of Linklater as a young man.

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TIFF 2015: ‘Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)’

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) offers another way to see teen sex and desire; not as deviant and deserving of punishment, but as a step toward maturity.

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What’s So Smooth About the New Smooth Jazz?

Recent work from a group of young musicians, beautifully represented by the new Supreme Sonacy from Revive Music, makes it cool again to put out jazz that wants to be popular.

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Why Are Critics Falling All Over Deepti Kapoor’s ‘A Bad Character’?

Too many reviews of this book universalise Idha’s experience and praise it for providing a window into the Indian woman’s experience. Which women would that be?

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‘Ginger & Rosa’ Revel in the Possibilities of ‘60s London

London teens Ginger and Rosa are on the cusp of adulthood as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms. Confronted by the possibilities of a changing world, the girls struggle to find their separate identities while maintaining their friendship.

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Changing Identities and Traditional Family Ideals Are Explored in ‘Mosquita y Mari’

In her first feature film, Aurora Guerrero introduces us to a pair of Chicana teens who develop intense feelings for one another. By telling the story of Mosquita y Mari, Guerrero crosses a new frontier in Chicano cinema.

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