Two Fingers Up – Summerhall

Written & Directed by Seón Simpson and Gina Donnelly ★★★★ What do you remember of sex education and puberty? Or at least, what can you remember that you haven’t blotted out? For many we were given the archaic and established believes that our parents and grandparents were told; of how to act, what to shave … Continue reading Two Fingers Up – Summerhall

AfterParty – Space Triplex

Written by Rachel O’Regan Directed by Hannah McEachern ★★★★ When all is said and done there’s only one constant throughout life – chaos. Whether it’s in childhood, adulthood, or at its sharpest just after leaving school, and one final hurrah is on the cards for these five young women before they take their conformed place … Continue reading AfterParty – Space Triplex

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