Category Archives: teen film

FILM REVIEW: Eighth Grade (2018)

For the third year running, the New Year brings us another terrific film centred on a teenage girl. Last year it was Saoirse Ronan in Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, in 2017 it was Hailee Steinfeld in Kelly Fremon Craig’s The Edge of Seventeen. In 2019 it’s Bo Burham’s Eighth Grade. And that a man has managed to capture the awkwardness of a teenage girl so brilliantly is astounding. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Eighth Grade (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

While adults are treated (or perhaps tricked) to a remake of Halloween this time of year, younger audiences also get another recycling of a tried and true formula in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. With a new batch of humans, the same group of monsters return with a few new additions, making for an entertaining enough comedy-horror for kids and teens. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Truth or Dare (2018)

What better game to play when you’re a young drunk college student than an old-fashioned game of Truth or Dare? But don’t think the dares will be solely related to sex, nudity or general humiliation, and the truths about little more than crushes. It’s time to GO HARD OR GO HOME. And by that I mean die. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Truth or Dare (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Love, Simon (2018)

Great teen films are making a comeback. While much of the twenty-first century has seen truly great teen movies released approximately once every few years, Love, Simon is the third in just over a year to deserve teen classic status, following on from the brilliant The Edge of Seventeen and the Oscar-nominated Lady Bird. Taking cues from John Hughes, Love, Simon is an absolute delight, and is indeed as ground-breaking as all the posters suggest. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Love, Simon (2018)