Coming of Age

‘Boogie’ Interview: Taylor Takahashi on his audition and representation

Coming-of-age story of Alfred "Boogie" Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship ...

‘Boogie’ Interview: Eddie Huang Talks About Directing and Asian Representation in the Coming-of-Age Genre

Alfred "Boogie" Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, N.Y., dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boog...

Miami Film Festival 2021: ‘Beans,’ ‘Rebel Hearts,’ ‘Ludi,’ and ‘A State of Madness’

Alan French reports back from the first two days of the 2021 Miami Film Festival, including screenings of "Beans," "Rebel Hearts," "Ludi," and "A State of Madness"

Films To Be Thankful For: The Sandlot (1993)

‘Films To Be Thankful For’ is a column dedicated to providing mini-reviews for the films I am thankful were made, as they inspired me in some way. I never liked baseball.  I saw it as a very slow, bor...

Film News: But I’m A Cheerleader: The Director’s Cut is Coming Out this December

A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘Concrete Cowboy’ Brings Pride To Urban Riders

The film is about a 15-year-old boy from Detroit who is sent to live with his estranged father in Philadelphia and learns about the local urban cowboys.

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‘Unpregnant’ Review: An Angry, Clever Teen Comedy About Abortion

A 17-year old Missouri teen named Veronica discovers she has gotten pregnant, a development that threatens to end her dreams of matriculating at an Ivy League college, and the career that will follow.

Yes, God, Yes Review: A Charming and Authentic Tale of Sexual Discovery

After an innocent AOL chat turns racy, a Catholic teenager in the early 00s discovers masturbating and struggles to suppress her new urges in the face of eternal damnation.

Yes, God, Yes Exclusive Interview with Natalia Dyer

After an innocent AOL chat turns racy, a Catholic teenager in the early 00s discovers masturbating and struggles to suppress her new urges in the face of eternal damnation.

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