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Comfort Films: The Secret Garden

It is fascinating to me that nostalgia, coined in the 17th century, was originally treated as a physical disease. Nostalgia was used...

Cleverly Captured Vulnerability in ‘Normal People’

When I first read Normal People, it was the unwavering emotional rigour of the prose that got to me. Rooney has this...

Comfort Films: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Despite box-office failure, Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has managed to reach status as a cult classic both amongst fans...

Review: Spring Awakening

The Oxford Playhouse's Michaelmas Musical proves an ambitious, vibrant and exiting feat.

Preview: Spring Awakening

Jaya Rana previews Oxford Playhouse's Michaelmas student musical, Spring Awakening.

Film School- Tales of Coming of Age

In the language of the Aymara, an indigenous South American nation, it is the future and not the past that lies behind...

Citizenship Preview – ‘challenges the binary of sexuality’

Mark Ravenhill's exploration of the nature of bisexuality in this coming-of-age drama is continually relevant

Outgrowing the teen trope

In film characterisation today, art mimicking reality is not the desired outcome. Instead, art is used as a catalyst for wider representation, to inspire us to reflect on ourselves, to be better.

Lynne Ramsay reminds us that childhood isn’t a fairytale

Coming of age films are lying; our childhoods are anything but perfect

Top Five Must-See ‘Coming of Age’ Films

"‘Coming of age’ isn’t just an umbrella term for drippy films caught up in teenage drama"