THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND – Review by Leslie Combemale

I’m not sure anyone knew SNL’s Pete Davidson had even a shred of acting talent. The King of Staten Island will change that. Davidson stars as Scott Carlin, a version of himself, in a story loosely-based on his experience with depression, drug addiction, borderline personality disorder, and grief.

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BIG TIME ADOLESCENCE – Review by Sarah Ward

This isn’t just a movie about a kid attempting to be popular, endeavoring to woo his first girlfriend and stressing out his parents, although the template definitely fits. It’s a film about a teen who has grown up with one concept of maturity and one vision of approaching life with a casual, anything goes, “you only live once” attitude, but finds himself reassessing his choices — as well as the friend that’s shaped them.

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