coming of age Articles

MANIFF 2022: Balloon Animal

MANIFF 2022: Balloon Animal

MANIFF 2022: A circus located in small-town America, a young woman looking beyond her families expectations, Balloon Animal is a coming of age story loaded with intrigue and depth
Licorice Pizza: Good vibes only?

Licorice Pizza: Good vibes only?

It’s 1973, and in the San Fernando Valley a long hot summer has just begun. On the school picture day, 15-year-old Gary Valentine, a precocious child actor meets Alana Kane, a frustrated, bitingly sarcastic 25-year-old perpetually stuck in adolescent ennui.
CODA: A tender portrait of love, music, and fishing

CODA: A tender portrait of love, music, and fishing

CODA may have been overlooked due to its innocuous Apple TV+ release but its warm yet thoughtful outlook makes it one of 2021’s best coming-of-age tales.
GOLDEN OLDIES: ‘No Country for Young Men’ – The Last Picture Show at Fifty

GOLDEN OLDIES: ‘No Country for Young Men’ – The Last Picture Show at Fifty

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show, a coming-of-age drama set in a small Texan town
The ‘rawness’ of female puberty; Raw as a coming of age film

The ‘rawness’ of female puberty; Raw as a coming of age film

Through the lens of body horror, Julia Ducouranu’s 2016 film ‘Raw’ goes against the classic ‘coming of age’ story, exploring the harrowing realities of female puberty.
Grimmfest 2021: The Night Belongs to the Monsters

Grimmfest 2021: The Night Belongs to the Monsters

Combining social commentary and gory horror, The Night Belongs to the Monsters is a chilling horror that is entertaining and perfect for casual viewing.
Recommended: Coming-of-age films

Recommended: Coming-of-age films

Oh, grow up, will you? Writers and editors of the film section come together to compile the essential list of coming-of-age films
Review: Fifty and Nifty at Salford Arts Theatre

Review: Fifty and Nifty at Salford Arts Theatre

Ella Marsden reviews Fifty and Nifty – a play about staying young no matter your age
Review: Mid90s

Review: Mid90s

Jonah Hill’s directoral debut is a heartfelt and raw coming-of-age movie that takes an honest, and reflective look back at what it’s like to be a teenager
Review: The Log

Review: The Log

A coming of age story charms and delights at the Three Minute Theatre

Review: Creedmoria

Unconventional coming-of-age tale Creedmoria is James Gill’s pick for first prize film at MANIFF 2017

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