Posts Tagged ‘coming of age’
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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

As funny and on-point as adventure movies get. A sweet movie about innocence neither lost nor found, but rather molded, maintained and celebrated.
Uma Thurman stars in Miramax's "Beautiful Girls," a 1996 romantic dramedy directed by the late Ted Demme.

Class of 1996: ‘Beautiful Girls’

It may not philosophically aspire to much more than mirroring a popular Counting Crows lyric. But its barroom eloquence and stumblebum sadness all linger.

From left, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons and Shameik Moore star in "Dope," a 2015 coming-of-age comedy released by Open Road Films and directed by Rick Famuyiwa.

Dope

"Dope" is a crazy, funny and smart film, with a terrific bunch of young actors, that helps us look at the familiar in new ways, and laugh while doing it.
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Class of 1994: “Reality Bites”

Formless and fuzzy, "Reality Bites" is a film whose legacy as an encapsulation of an ethos and an era has little to do with the film itself.

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Blue is the Warmest Color

With literary elegance, two perfect performances and a powerful erotic charge that’s explicit but not exploitative, this French epic is one of the year's best.
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Class of 1993: “This Boy’s Life”

In "This Boy's Life," Leonardo DiCaprio's leading-role debut, he acts as if announcing his career's mission statement — indicative of inevitable stardom.

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Class of 1993: “A Bronx Tale”

Nick's monthly look at films celebrating major anniversaries in 2013 begins with Robert De Niro's directorial debut — an emotionally complex coming-of-age tale.
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Terri

Thanks to a strong sense of realism, "Terri" stands out amongst other coming-of-age films.