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    Tag: Coming of Age

    Submarine: A Study in Soundtrack Writing

    'Nothing is done by halves in this film, including the emotional intensity; when you’re watching, you feel at all times like you’re stuck in Oliver’s head, forced to hear all of his fifteen-year-old-boy thoughts and schemes. The soundtrack follows all of this perfectly, letting Oliver’s state of mind bleed through into the lyrics, which is the key to what makes Turner’s music so powerful and so fitting to the film.'

    Cannibal coming-of-age: Julia Ducournau’s Raw

    'Raw is gross and disgusting, but it is also an important story about acceptance, about what makes us normal, and about our relationship with what we eat. Though the very idea of the film is sickening, disgust is central to the point it wants to make.'

    Rituals: A reminder that you’re not alone

    I will never forget the feeling of looking up from the yellowish parchment paper of the biblical scroll and seeing everyone I love. It was at this moment that I realised what coming of age rituals are all about: the feeling of being part of something larger than yourself.

    Cherwell Recommends: Bildungsroman

    "Are we destined to become who we are as adults, or are we formed by our experiences on the way? It happens to all of us, but the process of growing up continues to fascinate writers, artists, and filmmakers, for it surrounds the struggle to forge an identity in a chaotic and often harsh environment."

    Comfort Films – Stand By Me

    "Immature boyishness and naivety are never glamorised..."

    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 to describe...

    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 matter-of-fact way...

    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 of Wright’s...

    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.