Posts Tagged ‘coming of age’
As funny and on-point as adventure movies get. A sweet movie about innocence neither lost nor found, but rather molded, maintained and celebrated.
It may not philosophically aspire to much more than mirroring a popular Counting Crows lyric. But its barroom eloquence and stumblebum sadness all linger.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With such talent behind this, it's hard not to be disappointed by its simplicity.
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.
The best Potter film continues Nick Rogers' look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.