31 May 2015

Girlhood, 2014 - ★★★★

Another film that covers familiar themes and yet manages to feel entirely fresh. It already feels like it will stand the test of time and be just as watchable in 20 years, which isn't the only thing it shares with La Haine (which still felt fresh when I saw it earlier this year).

Marieme's search for identity feels incredibly authentic and ends up being one of the better coming of age tales. The Rihanna moment is simply amazing and works surprisingly well in context and the scene following "let's do something new" offers plenty to laugh at amongst all the harshness.

I seem to remember liking Tomboy more but over the last few days my appreciate for Girlhood has grown.

May 31, 2015 at 06:37PM

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