Tags : coming of age

Book Review: The Stone in My Pocket // Matthew Keeley

*This review will include spoilers* The Stone in My Pocket is a coming-of-age Scottish novel that tells the story of teenager Nathan who believes ghosts are speaking to him in the middle of the night. In a desperate attempt to find answers, Nathan joins a spiritual circle in the attic of his village bookshop, telling […]Read More

Track Review: Coming of Age // Blondes

It’s the moment Judd Nelson punches the air in The Breakfast Club. Driving through the tunnel in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The moment in a film where the teenagers have overcome their problems and it seems like the world is going to be alright. We all know the coming of age trope and […]Read More

Film Review: The Half Of It

Alice Wu gives us a heartwarming coming-of-age story of friendship, identity, and first love in Netflix’s latest teen movie.  Written and directed by Alice Wu, The Half Of It follows the story of cynical brainiac Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis)  as she helps hopeless romantic Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer) write love letters to the enigmatic Aster […]Read More

Film News: “Little Women” Trailer Released

Fresh from the triumph of her directorial debut Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig is back with her sophomore feature: an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, for which the trailer has finally dropped. But, rather than taking the linear narrative path, this adaptation promises to tackle the source material’s prevalent themes in what will hopefully […]Read More

What High School Movies Teach Us

Secondary school (or as our friends across the pond call it ‘High School’) can be really tough. Our teenage years are supposed to be the best years of our lives – but not everyone sails through on a tidal wave of popularity. Exploiting our differences as human beings and depicting an often cruel environment in […]Read More