All posts tagged coming-of-age

Film Review: Eighth Grade

Last year, Eighth Grade premiered in the US to critical acclaim, despite that it has taken a while to get to the UK. Now, Bo Burnham’s debut feature has been […]

Does childhood exist anymore? If we aren’t going to change our society for ourselves, we have to at least make it better for the next generation

Who remembers being ten? I can’t say my first year in the big double figures is that memorable, but as far I can recall, it was pretty good. Yes, my […]

Review of Caitlin Moran’s ‘How to Build a Girl’

Set in the midst of Thatcher’s England, Caitlin Moran’s How to Build a Girlfollows the development of Johanna Morrigan – a fat, horny girl living on a council estate – […]

Aimless Days: 4 Films to Check Out

For most of us, we are very close to finishing, or have finished, this academic year at university. With the end of this high-stress exam period you are likely to […]

REVIEW of ‘The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland’ by Nicolai Houm

“A cleverly structured novel that explores the emotions of grief and loss.” After a tragic accident that changes American writer Jane Ashland’s life, she travels to Norway in search of […]

Love, Simon Review – Greg Berlanti’s Gay Revision of the Rom-Com is Both Heartfelt and Heartbreaking

Two film genres that have enjoyed a recent resurgence in popularity are the teen coming-of-age and LGBT genres. You only need to look at the 2018 Oscars, which had Call […]

The Oscars, Bathed in Moonlight – Is the Academy Heading in the Right, Representative Direction?

The Oscars are perhaps the most celebrated film awards ceremony. They are supposed to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements, judged by the Academy’s voting membership. However, they are historically problematic […]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review – With Great Power, Comes Great Creative Control, In A Film That Isn’t Quite as Marvellous as Kevin Feige Thinks

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige achieved what seemed the impossible last year: he obtained a share in the rights to Spider-Man, Marvel’s most popular superhero, who’d been in the profit-hungry claws […]