Tag Archives: adolescence

Tout est parfait (Everything Is Fine)

Tout est parfait (Everything Is Fine) (Director: Yves Christian Fournier): I’d read some strong reviews of this film a few months back and was looking forward to checking it out. The premise is intriguing: Josh (Maxime Dumontier) is a typical … Continue reading

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Entre les murs (The Class)

Entre les murs (The Class) (Director: Laurent Cantet): I’d been waiting to see this ever since it took the Palme d’Or at Cannes earlier this year. It was supposed to play at TIFF and then the New York Film Festival … Continue reading

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Water Lilies (Naissance des Pieuvres)

Water Lilies (Naissance des Pieuvres) (2007, Director: Céline Sciamma): I originally wrote about this film way back in August 2007, anticipating its screening at TIFF. For some reason, I wasn’t able to see it then, so when I saw it … Continue reading

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Rocket Science

Rocket Science (2007, Director: Jeffrey Blitz): This first fictional feature from the director of Oscar-nominated doc Spellbound sounded promising. Fifteen-year-old Hal Hefner (Reece Daniel Thompson) tries to overcome his painful stutter by joining the high school debate squad, spurred by … Continue reading

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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007, Director: Seth Gordon): I missed this at SXSW last year but have been hearing great things about it ever since. Despite the unwieldy title (why not just “The King of Kong”?), … Continue reading

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