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The coming of age movie follows plenty of familiar tropes, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be one well. A couple years back, we had the winning and refreshing “The Edge Of Seventeen,” which felt genuinely authentic to the teena…

Sometimes a movie that comes along that has so many good ingredients, you really hope it meets the potential. That’s the case with “Flower,” led by rising star Zoey Deutch (“Everybody Wants Some!!“) and directed by Max Win…

A charming and blissful look at the joys and pains of a bravado-flecked reckless youth, director Max Winkler’s “Flower” is an earnest coming-of-age pic mixing cheeky sass will full-bodied teenage angst and beaming vitality. And it’s also an untamed dark comedy that veers off to unexpected places that reveal disturbing edges. If there’s a movie that can pull off the cool insouciance of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Clueless” and Diablo Cody, and successfully mix it with the seemingly incongruous realist sensibilities of “Fish Tank” or the films of Andrea Arnold in general, “Flower” is it. Continue reading Zoey Deutch Is A Force Of Nature In Max Winkler’s Unpredictable Dark Comedy ‘Flower’ [Tribeca Review] at The Playlist.

33-year-old filmmaker Max Winkler has practically lived a mini-filmmaking career over the last ten years. While he released his directorial debut, the Paul Thomas Anderson and Wes Anderson-influenced “Ceremony” at the age of 26, the precocious filmmaker had, by that point, already directed episodes of David Wain’s “Wainy Days” and Michael Cera’s extremely underrated and influential web series, “Clark And Michael.” Normally a young filmmaker waiting seven years to make his next film might panic, but Winkler kept himself so busy between features he likely didn’t have time to be anxious. Continue reading Max Winkler Talks ‘Flower,’ Firecracker Star Zoey Deutch, Realist Influences & More [Tribeca Film Festival] at The Playlist.

Like the flowers protruding from the ground in this warming weather, the spring film festival season is in full bloom. It was just Thursday when May’s Cannes Film Festival announced its line-up. Now, we’re mere days away from this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which serves not only as one of NYC’s biggest, most prolific film festivals but also one of the biggest and most prestige festivals of the new millennium. Continue reading 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Preview: 20 Must-See Films To Watch at The Playlist.

While it might not have the wintry destination appeal of Sundance, the glitz of Cannes, or the BBQ of SXSW, each year the Tribeca Film Festival unveils a slate of movies from all corners of the globe that are worth keeping on your radar. And 2017 is no different. READ MORE: The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2017 Organizers have unveiled the lineup today for the Competition, U.S. Narrative, Documentary, International Narrative, Spotlight, Viewpoints, and Midnight sections of the fest. Continue reading 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Lineup Includes ‘The Trip To Spain,’ ‘Flower,’ ‘The Clapper,’ And More at The Playlist.