Film Review – Kumiko The Treasure Hunter

There has been a lot of 90’s nostalgia over the last few years, primarily for music. Bands such as Neutral Milk Hotel, My Bloody Valentine and Pulp have played very successful comeback shows, fuelled by fans wanting to revisit their former years.  This nostalgia has crept into TV and film with Twin Peaks and now…

Film Review – Beyond Clueless

We all have our favourite teen movies that resonate with us on a personal level. We watched them in our youth, at sleepovers with friends, or at the movies imbibing popcorn whilst trying to forget our own teenage struggles. There is something so comforting about teen movies, they’re the perfect films to watch when you’re…

Film Review – Kelly and Cal

Kelly (Juliette Lewis) has just had a baby and moved to a new neighbourhood, she is struggling to connect with her baby, make friends and thinks her husband could be cheating on her. Along comes Cal (Jonny Weston), a sharp talking, filthy minded and reckless teenager, trying to come to terms with losing the use…

Film Review – Like Sunday, Like Rain

After breaking up with her boyfriend and losing her job and home, a desperate Eleanor (Leighton Meester) lies convincingly to land a job as a nanny to a gifted 13-year-old boy named Reggie (Julian Shatkin). Eleanor is in her mid 20’s and at a loss, she doesn’t know what to do with herself and takes…

Film Review – We Are The Best!

  An adaptation of the graphic novel written by Coco Moodysson, We Are the Best! is a rather charming portrayal of three teenage girls in 1980s Stockholm who decide to form a punk band. Bobo (Mira Barkhammar) and Klara (Mira Grosin) are best friends who decide to form a punk band, despite everyone telling them…

EEFF 2014 Film Review – Palo Alto (2013)

Based on the James Franco penned short stories book of the same name, Palo Alto focuses on the lives of teenagers April (Emma Roberts), Fred (Nat Wolff) Teddy  (Jack Kilmer – relative newcomer and yes Val Kilmer’s son) and Emily (Zoe Levin) as they make their way through teenage life, partying, working in libraries, messing…

Film Review – God Help The Girl

God Help The Girl has a relatively long history, starting with Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch first writing a song in 2003. Straight away he knew this wasn’t a Belle and Sebastian song, and felt it was destined for another project. He wrote more songs and slowly the three main characters Eve, James and Cassie…