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How ‘Edge of Seventeen’ spots the differences between teen angst and teen depression.
Edge of Seventeen’s Nadine is a character at war with herself. In one scene, Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), nauseous from a night of binge drinking, leans over a toilet bowl. She mumbles, “I had the worst thought, I’ve got to spend the rest of my life with myself.” Usually, in teen dramas, people Nadine’s age drink at stylized house parties. Instead, writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig depicts Nadine and her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson) content to be together. However, Nadine will soon be at war with herself and with Krista. Following the evening of teenage drinking, Krista begins a relationship with Nadine’s older perfect brother, Darian (Blake Jenner). In response, Nadine flirts with self-destruction as well as classmate Erwin Kim (Hayden Szeto). Edge of Seventeen has the kind of plot that can push a film into either of two categories: »
- Francesca Fau
Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD
2016 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 105 min. / Street Date February 14, 2017 / 34.98
Cinematography- Doug Emmett
Film Editor – Tracey Wadmore-Smith
Original Music – Atti Övarsson-
Written and Directed by – Kelly Fremon Craig
Teen comedies can be annoying, but every year seems to bring a good one. What work nicely are thoughtful movies that acknowledge the modern problems of teens in such a highly sexualized world, and place the sexual aspects in a non-exploitative context. I have been entertained and moved by Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick in Election, Ellen Page in Juno and Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. This year’s The Edge of Seventeen is a bright writing-directing »
- Glenn Erickson
Lauro Chartrand's Blackburn has been released on VOD in the Us courtesy of Tombstone Distribution. Also in today's Highlights: details on Shout! Factory's Starcade "Retro-boot," a new trailer and poster for Drifter, info on the interactive experience for The Magicians, Day Rusk's Barkerton novel, and The Luring Indiegogo details.
Blackburn VOD Release Details: Press Release: "Los Angeles, California - Director Lauro Chartrand and writer Nastasha Baron’s Blackburn has already released within the United Kingdom, this past September. The film also saw Canadian markets in December, via Raven Banner Entertainment. Now, the film is available in the United States, with Tombstone Distribution, a subdivision of Archstone. Blackburn has just released on various Video-on-demand platforms, this past January 9th.
- Tamika Jones
Blackburn, from director Lauro Chartrand and writer Nastasha Baron, is now available in the United States. Tombstone, a subdivision of Archstone Distribution, has released this asylum-set feature, on various Video-on-demand platforms. The film stars: Sarah Lind, Zack Peladeau, Emilie Ullerup, Calum Worthy, Alexander Calvert and many more. Already released in the United Kingdom and Canada, the film is now available on Amazon and many more platforms. A preview of the film's Us launch is hosted here. The story begins with a rockslide. Several friends are then trapped in the Blackburn Asylum, after the event. Inside, they find that some of the asylum's former residents are still roaming the closed rooms. Now, they must face the blackened remnants of the institution and the burned former patients. Blackburn is or is soon to be available on several VOD platforms. Outside of Amazon, the film will also be available on: iTunes, Google Play, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
4 items from 2017
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