Teen

Essential Pick of the Week – WarGames (1983)

Week #12 Reflecting the social fears of a cold war still burning with nuclear tension. John Badham’s 80’s teen thriller also foresaw the dangers of artificial intelligence in a newly emerging computer age. Combining a human led cold war stand off with the risk of computer driven intelligence. Ultimately delivering a thriller that has remarkably stood the test of time. …

15 Top TV Shows to Watch During Self Isolation

Being stuck at home during these challenging days isn’t easy. And it can mean 24 hour news becomes a normal part of our Televisual diet. But while important this can also increase a sense of isolation and worry. While also making the day drag as the main news repeats every hour. So why not take a break from world events …

Essential Pick of the Week – Love Simon (2018)

Week #8 Love Simon (2018) Much like Call Me By Your Name, Love Simon has earned its place as a defining LGBTQ movie of whole new generation. Not only taking the best-selling novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda into film. But also, translating it with care, love and a delightful light touch. To create a truly groundbreaking young adult LGBTQ romcom. …

I Am Not Okay with This (Review) – An explosion of teenage angst in a sea of comic book joy

What do you get when you cross the energy of The Breakfast Club with the horror of Carrie? The answer may be found in the new Netflix comic book drama ‘I Am Not Okay with This’. A deliciously dark comic book adaptation from the same universe as The End of the F***ing World. One that wraps you in the story …

My Left Nut (Review) – Lifting the curtain on teenage sexual health for boys

We all know that teenage boys are generally not good at talking about their own health. Creating a trait that often continues through to adult life. As men search for their own answers to possible health problems, long before consulting a doctor. Often only increasing undue worry and concern, that remains pent up and lacking in any emotional support. Therefore …

Waiting for Anya (Review) – A compelling story that sings with sincerity, while often lacking bite

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel, first published in 1990. Director Ben Cookson navigates the tightrope of bringing holocaust drama to children’s orientated filmmaking. While embracing the challenge of filming entirely on location. With the French mountain village at the centre of Morpurgo’s book, providing an important backdrop to the narrative. Creating a film that excels in both visual style and …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Giant Little Ones

High school coming out movies are a staple of LGBTQ cinema. Creating a challenge for new films in offering audiences themes and topics not already covered in a wide collective of films already within the genre. However with Giant Little Ones director Keith Behrman brings us a fresh twist on the genre while maintaining a high school movie aesthetic. Franky …

Sex Education (Season Two) – Oozing charm, humour and love from every pore

As season one drew to an end, Otis (Asa Butterfield) seemed to have finally overcome his own irrational fear of his penis. And as season two opens, it would be fair to say that Otis is making up for lost time. Whether it be in bed, behind a tree or in his mums car. His new found friend demands his …

Waves (Review) – A wave of colour, sound and emotion that ripples through the mind

Undoubtedly his most bold and ambitious film to date. Director Trey Edward Shults (It Comes at Night) new film Waves, oozes creativity and emotion in equal measure. While embracing its audience in a kaleidoscope of colour, sound and movement. Ensuring each person watching feels a part of the action on screen. In a sweeping family drama that not only creates …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Back in 1981 Alvin Schwartz released the first volume of his Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series. Aimed at introducing children and teens to the nightmare world of folk horror. His books not only proving a huge success, but also inspiring a whole generation of horror fans. With tales of mysterious creatures, ghosts and things that go bump in the …