Category Archives: coming–of–age

Review: BOOKSMART

Booksmart is just. . .so good throughout. Until I started writing this, I didn’t even consider there were flaws, but now that I think about it. . .none seem important. It was exhilarating, life-affirming, clever, fun, important. . .non-stop excitement in the cinema.

It all began with the title sequence. They just got straight to it. I guess nobody’s forced me to binge-re-watch Marvel films instead of exploring new stories that are told in different ways, but I was instantly taken with how Olivia Wilde seemed to come to life & grab me by my jacket & throw me on my seat. Quiet, and focus now.

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Night Has Settled (2014)

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It still weirds me out to see the level of authenticity teenagers are portrayed in — unhibited and unapologetic; honest and raw, every beautiful and ugly story is told. Especially the ugly. Sex, drugs, one cigarette after another, the word ‘fuck’ flying as fast as clothes from Miley Cyrus. Depression is taken seriously, without clichés or embellishments. The thing with Night Has Settled is that it portrays all of this witch children.

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Cinematic Corner’s Spin-off Blogathon: Candace, Perks of Being a Wallflower

For the past few weeks, I’ve been racking my brain to come up with a good post for the always awesome Sati’s first ever blogathon, and a good four hours before the deadline, I cracked it! The rules (which, as m.brown pointed out, are redundant) included choosing a character that you love and would like to see as a leading character in the movie and writing why you chose this character and what that movie would be like with a goal to focus on minor characters who have between 1-5 scenes.

Candace from The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Frances Ha (2012)

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I knew Frances Ha was a coming–of–age black and white shortish film and that it’s good. And frankly, you don’t need to know much more going in: because from minute one, you’re sucked into Frances’s  charming world full of quirks. If you’re in your twenties and unsure and haven’t seen this film, I recommend you put this review aside and go watch it – it’s on Netflix and all.

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