Here Are The Young Men – Review

https://youtu.be/yj5DP6rqyN4 Directed by Eion Macken Ireland USA/ 2020/96 mins ★★ Unable to separate itself from the distinctly obvious inspirations of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting, Here Are The Young Men lowers the age of the principal cast and centres on three lads finishing school and emerging into the cruel and waiting world. The transgression of youth is a staple of cinematic … Continue reading Here Are The Young Men – Review

Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey – Review

https://youtu.be/IM2qhrjktTQ Written & Directed by Terry Sanders ★★★ There’s an erroneous statement that life was easier in the past, just as much as it’s wrong to claim life is easier now. California in the sixties was far from the golden state some outside of America perceived it to be, with worries of war, austerity, and … Continue reading Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey – Review

Selah and the Spades – Amazon Prime

https://youtu.be/-nK6WFgdchM Written & Directed by Tayarisha Poe USA/ 2019/ 97 mins ★★ Whether you’re a prefect, a drama bobby, or a ‘skin’, everyone struggles to find a place at school and, if cinema is to be believed, especially in America. Set against the soft, rolling green mounds of a Pennsylvania boarding school, Selah and the Spades attempts … Continue reading Selah and the Spades – Amazon Prime

Too Late To Die Young – Filmhouse, Edinburgh

https://youtu.be/DeKTP516Iuc Writer & Director - Dominga Sotomayor Chile Brazil Argentina Netherlands Qatar/ 2018/ 110 mins Dominga Sotomayor Castillo has a penchant for producing cinema which places family experiences at its core. She examines the dynamics between generations, without putting dependence on melodrama. Nature is a common theme, particularly with her 2013 film La Isla, how freeing … Continue reading Too Late To Die Young – Filmhouse, Edinburgh