Tag Archives: Coming-of-age drama

Winter Flies (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two boys driving a car

“Winter Flies”, which was selected Czech’s official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91th Academy Awards in last year and recently happened to be shown at the Jeonju International Film Festival in this month, is a modest … Continue reading

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Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A dark fairy tale amidst gangs and ghosts

Mexican film “Tigers Are Not Afraid” is a dark fairy tale set between two different kinds of horror. While it gives us a chillingly realistic glimpse into a harsh and brutal world riddled with crime and violence everyday, it also … Continue reading

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The Hate U Give (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): She won’t be quiet at all

“The Hate U Give”, which is based on the novel of the same name by Angie Thomas, handles a timely subject with earnest care and compassion. Through the intimate human story of a young girl who becomes a lot more … Continue reading

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Mid90s (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Growing up with skateboarding in the mid-1990s

“Mid90s” works best when it gives us a glimpse into its specific subculture in the mid-1990s. Because I am not that familiar with its subject, I observed the film with anthropological curiosity as enjoying its authentic mood and laid-back style … Continue reading

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Summer 1993 (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): That summer of Frida

Spanish film “Summer 1993”, which was selected as the Spanish entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in last year, tells its story via the limited but unadulterated viewpoint of its little young heroine. As she tries to cope with … Continue reading

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We the Animals (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As he grows up with his brothers

“We the Animals” is something I cannot forget easily. As a haunting mixture of intimate family drama and sensitive coming-of-age drama, the movie has a number of lyrical and poetic moments to remember, and they are still lingering on my … Continue reading

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): At a conversion center

“The Miseducation of Cameron Post”, which won the Grand Jury Prize for US Drama at the Sundance Film Festival early in this year, is about a young sexually confused girl who happens to be pushed into a bad place cruelly … Continue reading

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