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Bulgarian Coming of Age Movies

Here are brief reviews of seven classic Coming-of-Age films from Bulgaria from the "Golden Age" of that genre in that country.

The Ultimate Coming of Age Gang

Here is a compilation of the most compelling Coming-of-Age protagonists who, with their own idiosyncrasies, make up what would be the ultimate Coming-of-Age gang!

Getting Discovered on YouTube

The author is an experienced evaluator of young talent and has offered to provide tips to young people who are seeking to break into the performing arts. The first of what may turn out to be a series of articles containing such information, dependent upon reader interest.

Best Child Performances of the Last Ten Years

Five child actors who exhibit the talent that may win them Oscars one day.

Coming-of-Age Movies Featuring Girls

It seems that Coming-of-Age movies about girls are not all that popular. But there are some great themes to look at in many of these movies.

Cyber Bullying

Unfortunately, sometimes people (and especially young people) only become aware of the dangers that lurk online when something bad happens, and that something affects them or their relatives and friends. TheSkyKid.com's talks about Cyber Bullying...

First Love in Coming-of-Age Movies

No matter how old you are or what part of town you lived in growing up, over the years the same conflicts and challenges surrounding the first loves of teenagers and young adults have been essentially been the same from generation to generation. Regardless which first love Coming-of-Age movie you choose to watch, you will be able to find a connection to your past.

Coming of age value in the 2011 movies

A fan of the coming of age genre, recalls what he saw for the past one year and to what extent it affected him and left some marks in his memory.

The Top 5 German Coming-Of-Age Movies

These could be considered the Top 5 German Coming-of-Age movies, and they are a great introduction for those who are new to films produced by this European country.

The Role of Nostalgia in Coming-of-Age Movies

Coming-of-Age movies can exist in virtually any time period, because there are certain truths to growing up that almost everybody remembers. Anybody watching such a movie may be profoundly struck by how similar it was to their own experience growing up.

How I Will Miss Billy Elliot the Musical

Now that the Canadian production of "Billy Elliot the Musical" has closed, all that is left for the Billy-bewitched in the Toronto area is to lament its passing, hoping only that, perhaps, one day they might make the trip to New York or London to see it there. For now, here's one writer's "lament" about how he will miss this wonderful show.

The Psychology of the Coming of Age Movie

Almost all world cultures throughout history have had some type of coming of age rite of passage. In the Western world today, rites of passage aren't so clearly defined. The Coming of Age genre in movies of today has evolved over the years; a look at that evolution...

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