Teen movies

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‘We shot it in the murder capital of the world’ … how we made The Lost Boys
‘I had no interest in teen vampire films and turned it down five times. But Joel Schumacher promised I wouldn’t have to wear the makeup and teeth, or have to fly around. Of course, he lied’

Interviews by Ben Gilbert

01, Apr, 2024 @2:43 PM

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‘We all knew what we were getting into!’ Gross-out lesbian comedy Bottoms and its audacious director
Emma Seligman reveals how she made this outrageous romp about schoolgirls setting up a fight club in order to bed cheerleaders – and explains why a ‘really gay’ Marvel movie might be next

Rebecca Nicholson

06, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Do Revenge review – biting Netflix comedy updates Strangers on a Train
Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke play teens swapping revenge plots in this enjoyable, if overlong, throwback teen comedy

Adrian Horton

16, Sep, 2022 @1:00 AM

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Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between review – charming Netflix romance
The streamer’s latest YA offering from the producers of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a surprising romcom winner

Adrian Horton

05, Jul, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Along for the Ride review – Netflix teen romance is missing a spark
The latest film from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before scribe Sofia Alvarez hits the beats of a rom-com without much heart or heat

Adrian Horton

06, May, 2022 @7:35 AM

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Turning Red celebrates how pop fandom shapes our lives for the better
Pixar’s new film is a refreshingly respectful exploration of how much teenage girls invest in their pop idols – and what they get in return

Maria Sherman

17, Mar, 2022 @1:53 PM

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The 50 best films of 2021 in the US, No 7: Licorice Pizza
Paul Thomas Anderson’s funniest film yet makes stars of newcomers Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim as unlikely lovers in 1970s LA

Peter Bradshaw

09, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Adventures of Wolfboy review – charm and vulnerability in magical realism fable
There are lovely performances in this teen drama tackling dysphoria, that a kid wrestling with their identity will treasure

Leslie Felperin

12, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Moxie review – upbeat defiance wins out in Amy Poehler's rebel girl comedy
A quiet student finds her voice in print, battling everyday sexism at her high school in Poehler’s forthright but fun #MeToo drama

Mark Kermode

07, Mar, 2021 @7:18 AM

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Sarah Plays a Werewolf: a biting drama about theatre and teenage terror
Katharina Wyss’s film features a phenomenal debut from Loane Balthasar as an adolescent who uses theatre to both escape – and express – her demons

Chris Wiegand

02, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Sinners review – inept teen horror dead on arrival
A cultish clique of teenage bullies commit a sin against cinema’s first commandment to show, don’t tell

Ellen E Jones

18, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Map of Tiny Perfect Things review – charming time loop romcom
Two irresistible performances buoy a fantastical teen romantic comedy about an endless day and the wonder that lives within it

Adrian Horton

09, Feb, 2021 @8:00 PM

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