Tag coming of age films

Pixar’s Turning Red is a Weirdly Wonderful Family Film

Many, many years ago (more than I would like to think), I was a young kid on the verge of adolescence. I remember being a dork in school, getting picked on quite a bit. My dad had combed my hair… Continue Reading →

Affleck Shines Despite Tender Bar’s Recycled Storyline

In the lead-up to awards season, there has been much buzz surrounding several films that, honestly, I had never heard of. We have contenders like C’mon C’mon, Flee and Tick, Tick BOOM! While many people would probably shun me for not… Continue Reading →

Belfast is Kenneth Branagh’s Best Movie, Yet

Kenneth Branagh is not the biggest name in Hollywood, by far. When I bring up his name, not many of my friends and family have a clue who he is. I have to basically go through his whole resume before… Continue Reading →

Licorice Pizza is a Tasty Treat

Per Matt Upon first hearing the phrase, Licorice Pizza, I instinctually make a disgusted face. Now, I absolutely love pizza, but licorice? Not so much. And especially not together. Having grown up in the South, I had no idea about… Continue Reading →

Don’t Go Into The Shed! Shudder Unpacks Horrors With Teen Drama.

I have watched many teen coming-of-age films. I have reviewed a few here, including the highly enjoyable Booksmart, and they all seem to have a familiar formula. You have a teen who is picked on or treated badly by people… Continue Reading →

Booksmart is This Generations’ “Coming of Age” Film

Coming of age films are a mainstay in Hollywood. Every single generation has their own take on it. Back in the ’90s, when I was a high-school kid, the movie was either Clueless, Dazed and Confused, She’s All That or American… Continue Reading →

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