REVIEW: ‘Sequin In A Blue Room’ (2021) A Visceral Queer Coming-Of-Age Drama

Samuel Van Grinsven’s Australian coming-of-age debut feature centres on an intense exploration of anonymity, sex, and social media.

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Lyra’s World: Adapting His Dark Materials

The two adaptations took very different approaches to Lyra’s story but neither have managed to capture what makes the original books so popular.

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: ‘Cusp’ (2021) is a Raw, Unobstructed Look at Teenage Girlhood

From bonfires to soccer games, the film meanders with the whims of these girls as they come to navigate the invisible horrors of being a teenage girl.

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: ‘John And The Hole’ (2021) Imagines Coming-Of-Age Without Empathy

At some point in everyone’s childhood, they find themselves wishing their family away. John And The Hole imagines a character who goes ten steps further. Seizing an opportunity, 13-year old John (Charlie Shotwell) takes actions best described as sociopathic to claim control of his family home.

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‘The Half Of It’ (2020): How to Craft Coming-of-Age for LGBTQ+ Youth

For audiences to see themselves beyond every awkward misstep of their own teenage years, and instead be swept into an idealized adolescence is more than refreshing; it is needed.

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Flip Screen’s Guide to June 2020

Inspired by James Palmer’s fantastic twitter thread, we’re shaking up the formula and bringing you 9 double bills to inject a bit of fun into your watch parties.

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Summer Lovin’: Romantic and Sexual Liberation in Coming of Age Films

There’s plenty of teenage kicks in summer flicks, with the good ol’ wet hot summer having always been the backdrop for young love. Summer holidays are portrayed as a pivotal passage for development, with teenagers transitioning into young adults. One such trope of dawning adulthood is love and the loss of “innocence” (otherwise known as…

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