Post Tagged with: "coming of age"

Movie Review: ‘Lady Bird’

Movie Review: ‘Lady Bird’

★★★★★ “‘Lady Bird,’ is that your given name?” “I gave it to myself, it’s given to me by me.” In “Lady Bird,” the brilliant and relatable film written and directed by Greta Gerwig, Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson, played by Saoirse Ronan, navigates her senior year of high school and grapples[Read More…]

SUMMER READING: ‘Trying to Float’

SUMMER READING: ‘Trying to Float’

For those looking to enjoy a lighthearted yet well-crafted summer read, 18-year-old author Nicolaia Rips’ debut book, “Trying to Float: Coming of Age in the Chelsea Hotel,” is a great pick. Rips’ brilliant memoir recounts her childhood spent in an eccentric neighborhood, presenting an authentic perspective on adolescence with a[Read More…]

The Belle of the Ball

The Belle of the Ball

A coming-of-age ceremony is not uncommon among world cultures. Fifteen-year-old Latin-American girls celebrate their quinceañeras as a representation of their entrance into womanhood. Bar and bat mitzvahs occur as coming-of-age ceremonies for 13-year-old Jewish boys and girls, respectively. Last week, I attended another type of coming-of-age event: a debutante ball.[Read More…]

by June 28, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Movie Review: ‘Low Down’

Movie Review: ‘Low Down’

★★★☆☆ “Low Down” is a biopic about a pre-teen girl, Amy-Jo Albany (Elle Fanning), who is the only daughter of troubled jazz artist Joe Albany (John Hawkes). Inspired by Amy-Jo’s memoir by the same name, the film depicts her very strange coming-of-age period in the arts scene of Los Angeles.[Read More…]

MADISON MOVIE

In his impressively ambitious project, director Richard Linklater has created a film that uses the same cast over 12 years.

Movie Review: ‘Boyhood’

★★★★★ There are few stories in Hollywood as ubiquitous as the coming of age drama. These kinds of stories — depicting snapshots of the intersection of childhood and adulthood — are compelling in their intense relatability. Everyone has had a first love, a first heartbreak, a first chance to make[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
ALBORNOZ: Finding Identity in Adversity

ALBORNOZ: Finding Identity in Adversity

“Coming of age” is a ubiquitous term, often characterized by teenagers stumbling across a few roadblocks on their way into adulthood. We are colored by dilemmas — our challenges and sufferings — and those that affect us during the formative years of our lives have an incalculable impact on our[Read More…]

by October 28, 2013 0 comments Opinion