Nevrland – Review

Gregor Schmidinger’s debut feature provides a complex mix of masculinity, mental health and sexuality, creating a picture of a young mans journey into adulthood unlike many other within the gay genre. Combining stark visual imagery with exceptional sound design Schmidinger creates the aesthetic of entering the thoughts and emotions of his young male lead, Jakob …

Alien – 40th Anniversary

From its stripped back poster design to the invention of the modern horror/sci-fi genre Alien has imbedded itself in modern cinematic history, as a film that truly took cinema into the coldest reaches of space. Combining the emergence of 1970s slasher film with 1950s B-Movies and a stark modern vision of space exploration, its impact …

Youthful Rebellion in a galaxy far, far away

The success of Star Wars is multi layered, but its enduring ability to appeal to young people comes through a clear understanding of the passion and ideas that young people offer, even when facing adversity and oppression. Reflecting the post war social development of the teenager and the need for a youth voice in a world of dramatic change ‘A New Hope’ reflects its title. It demonstrates that future generations are the key to social change in a society that has failed them, while encouraging young people to believe in their power to change their world or universe.
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