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Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Never Rarely Sometimes Always is one of the most beautiful, real, and heartbreaking coming-of-age stories I’ve ever seen. A story that shows how ugly life can be, especially for women — and also illustrates how the love and support of a friend can guide you through the worst times. Seventeen-year-old Autumn stands on a talent […]

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SIFF Take: Blue My Mind

Mia’s a 15-year-old just like any other; she wants to hang with the popular girls, smoke cigarettes, make out with boys, drink, drop molly, and asphyxiate her friends for pleasure — HOLD UP A MINUTE. Either some things have changed dramatically since I was a teen, or Swiss teenagers are into some really kinky stuff. […]

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As You Are at SIFF 2016

Recommended SIFF: As You Are

The beautiful thing about As You Are is the way it mashes up a police investigation with a solidly authentic feeling coming-of-age story set in the ’90s. Sounds weird, right? But it totally, totally works. I was hooked from the first VHS-framed interrogation scene, and then fell right back into high school memory mode once it moved to the relationship between […]

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SIFF Take: Other Girls

You know how sometimes you choose a SIFF film randomly because you like the trailer and you watch it and then you totally ugly cry because it ends up being so close to you and your experiences that you’re overcome by how fucking HUMAN and alike every single person on this earth is? Yeah, that’s Other Girls {Toiset […]

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