coming of age Articles
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?
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 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
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
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
Combining social commentary and gory horror, The Night Belongs to the Monsters is a chilling horror that is entertaining and perfect for casual viewing.