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Tag Archives: coming of age

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Thanks to a strong sense of realism, “Terri” stands out amongst other coming-of-age films. Continue reading

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It’s Kind of a Funny Story

With such talent behind this, it’s hard not to be disappointed by its simplicity. Continue reading

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Wanting to be sweet does not excuse embarrassingly bad writing. Continue reading

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It’s Kind of a Funny Story

The movie takes the easy path, but it’s still a fun movie. Continue reading

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Summer Eleven

It’s a very flawed film, but it has a lot of heart. Continue reading

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Cemetery Junction

It didn’t play in America but this coming-of-age film really should have. It’s probably because of those unknowns like Ralph Fiennes and Ricky Gervais. Continue reading

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