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Review: Girl in Progress
As rites of passage go, Girl in Progress is a step backward for the genre.
Patricia Riggen's adolescent dramedy
| May 18, 2012
If Spirit of the Beehive took place in Napoleon Dynamite country, it might turn out like David Zellner's absurd and wrenching coming-of-age tale.
Absurd and gut-wrenching
| April 20, 2012
Review: The Myth of the American Sleepover
David Robert Mitchell's impressive if derivative debut doesn't delve so much into a myth as a mini-genre.
Adolescent initiation rites
| September 02, 2011
Review: Life, Above All
A grave, quietly moving coming-of-age tale of a young girl raised in a village where many (her infant sister, in this case) are robbed of the opportunity to come of age at all, Oliver Schmitz's film is told effectively through the sad, wise eyes of the 1
A quietly moving coming-of-age tale
| August 05, 2011
Don't be an idiot
We're all idiots when we're 18. We're all idiots for the first half of our 20s, and longer, for some. By saying so, we're not trying to insult anyone.
What we wish someone had told us about making the best of the college experience
| January 28, 2011
Review: The Black Balloon
Toni Collette as another unflappable mother? This time to a spoon-banging, shit-smearing autistic teen?
The complicated nature of acceptance
| April 01, 2009
Miller and Bettencourt document TB epidemic
You wouldn't think G. Wayne Miller would have time left to blink, considering the work he delivers
| February 04, 2009
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