teenage


V.23 No.4 | 1/23/2014
Gabriella Montez: The Dark Years

Film Review

Gimme Shelter

Sincerely contrived teen drama finds Vanessa Hudgens in a family way

Pity the poor teenaged Disney star. Sure, they get three or four good years headlining a sitcom on the Disney Channel and a couple of pop hits out of it. But they spend the next 10 years trying desperately to shed their goody two-shoes image.
V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
The Spectacular Now

Film Review

The Spectacular Now

Brutally honest high school romance throws cliché under the bus

Dark, deeply felt teenage dramedy (with a heavy emphasis on the “dram” and only faint dustings of “edy”) stands firm as a brutally honest assessment of childhood’s waning days.