Adapted from the graphic novel memoir by Colombian-Ecuadorian cartoonist Power Paola, Virus Tropical follows the story of a young girl in Ecuador named Paola, as she grows and matures from infancy to striking out on her own as a young adult. Raised by a mostly single mother, Paola struggles through her relationships with family, friends and… [Read More]
I only got in one film yesterday because (a) it was a light day on the schedule, and (b) there were some technical problems with the second film I went to.
How do we make the choices in our lives? Are many of them made for us, or do we in the end own them ourselves? And how do we live with the results of those choices that may shape our lives for years to come?
In Before I Fall, high school senior Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch) lives the same day over and over. If you think this sounds like a YA version of Groundhog Day, you need to keep in mind that this is not a comedy and does not have a happy ending.
While we might look at Chiron’s life and see the various influences that pushed him, we know that in the end it is Chiron who is ultimately responsible for who he is and who he is yet to become.
Boasting a directorial debut by Justin Tipping and a star premiere by Jahking Guillory, Kicks takes us on an urban adventure in the life of a fifteen-year-old. Wishing for a pair of the hottest sneakers (or kicks), Brandon wants to escape the closing noose of poverty, find love with the opposite sex, and avoid being picked on…. [Read More]
Gloria (Anne Hathaway) lives her life the only way she knows how… for herself. Ruined by alcohol and partying, she finds herself out on the street after her boyfriend (Dan Stevens) tires of her behaviour and asks her to move out of his apartment. With nowhere else to go, she returns to her childhood home… [Read More]
The film reflects a slightly romantic view of this period of coming of age. These people are filled with optimism as their lives lay open before them. Of course we know that there will be stumbling blocks in the life ahead of them.
In High Strung a group of young musicians and dancers strut their stuff in a fairly predictable and formulaic story about finding fulfillment in their art—and finding love along the way.
he film is a coming of age story, but it looks at that concept through Paul’s attempts to be a good person—to his mother, to someone he doesn’t know, to a girl who he wants for his own. But just trying to be a good person does not always lead to happiness.