Posts Tagged ‘coming of age’
A flawed experience that makes up for its shortcomings with a great cast, intriguing premise and gorgeous cinematography.
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.