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Hala (2019) Film Review

There have been countless effective coming-of-age dramas that have shed some sentimental light on the rigors of teenage femininity and all its encompassing ties to angst and the overall passage of life in general. Writer-director Minhal

EIFF 2016: Slash (2016)

Neil (Michael Johnston) is a confused young man who finds himself insecure in the company of his classmates, a feeling that is compounded when someone gets a hold of his writing and shares it around the school. Because he writes fan fiction…

Better Off Dead . . . (1985)

Written and directed by a man named Savage Steve Holland, Better Off Dead . . . is one of the most deliriously off-kilter teen movies to ever make use of the well-worn template. The fact that it's so surreal and unique, while also providing…

The Breakfast Club (1985)

It's not hard to see just why The Breakfast Club struck a chord with teenagers who embraced it in the mid-1980s. It's a perfect mix of teenage angst, comedy, some good tunes and a strong dislike of adults who can't remember what it was like…

Some Kind Of Wonderful (1987)

My wife spends a lot of time laughing at things with me, but she also spends a fair amount of time laughing AT me. Fortunately, she laughs at aspects of my personality that she finds endearing. One of these aspects is the way I bristle and…

Struck By Lightning (2012)

Chris Colfer plays Carson Philips, a young man first introduced to the audience just moments before he is struck by a lightning bolt that kills him. We may already know how things will end for Carson, but that doesn't stop everyone getting…

Project X (2012)

I first saw Project X last year, but I didn't get around to writing my review. Sometimes the reason is that I just overfill my schedule and sometimes I just want to give a film a second viewing before making up my mind. With Project X, it…

Love Bite (2012)

I saw the trailer for this horror comedy (well, there's very little horror in it so ignore that label) a while ago and it stood out as something I'd want to check out. It's about a group of four young lads who live in a seaside town and…

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

The American high school is a battlefield, bursting with stereotypes, the divide between jocks and so-called ‘wallflowers’ the focus of many a teen film. Heathers (1988) perfectly embodies the popular versus outsider conflict and reiterates…