When thinking of teenagers, connotations of rebellion are synonymous. Stuck in the period between childhood and adulthood, these young people are desperate to discover a place of belonging and independence, however, are often held back by those around them who try to control and restrict them. So, it seems only natural for teens to disobey The Man once in a while and take their needs and wants into their own hands – both in real life and on screen. In Booksmart (2019), bookworms Amy (Kaitlyn ...
Overall, Dramarama is a great concept and has a lot of potential to be a compelling piece of storytelling. However, it would perhaps be better suited to be explored on stage, where more can be captured and enjoyed by the audience, and the lengthy and varied energies of the scenes can be forgiven.
And Then is a story of art, chance encounters and whirlwind romance. Set amidst the unsleeping city of Tokyo, we follow restless artist Mana (Erika Ishii) and country girl Haru (Rina Hoshino) as they drift in and out of each other’s orbits in a bittersweet love affair.
For this International Women’s Day, I asked my incredible team of writers to share some of their favourite films directed by women – and they certainly didn’t disappoint. Whether they be personal loves, blockbusters classics, or film festival favourites, this list is full of films for everyone to enjoy, irrespective of personal taste. So though all might not be to your taste, we hope you find a new film to enjoy somewhere in here.
Singled out by Bong Joon-ho as a serious talent to watch, South Korean filmmaker Yoon Ga-eun has been paving her way by building worlds for children to fully believe in all on their own. In The World of Us and The House of Us, Georgia Davis looks at how Yoon carves out space for young voices.
Welcome to the weird world of “competitive endurance tickling”. The so-called activity or sport has been around for decades, almost as long as the internet began, and sees various athletic men strapped down and tickled by other men for entertainment. However, this slightly homoerotic pastime heralds a dark secret, one that suggests that sometimes, laughter isn't the best medicine.
TWICE: Seize the Light is a YouTube Originals Documentary series that follows K-Pop girl group TWICE during their first world tour. The series gives a behind-the-scenes look into the reality of idol life, showcasing both the best and worst of K-Pop stardom. This series also deals with the extended hiatus of Japanese member Mina, who withdrew from the group for mental health reasons during this time, and the toll this took on the members of the group.
What is unusual, however, is for a soloist to completely switch their concepts, showing a vibrant range of talents and discographic potential that is brimming with surprise. Yet for soloist YEZI, this is exactly what she’s done.
For International Women’s Day 2020, myself and Team Flip Screen have worked together to curate a list of 100 female directors – both present and past – whose work is truly outstanding. Diverse in nationality, sexuality, speciality and more, we feel that this list represents the past, present and future of female filmmaking, and will hopefully inspire you to further engage with the works of female directors, and help us strive towards a time in which women in film are rightly recognised for the incredible work they do.
So with International Women’s Day just around the corner, here are some girl power hits to boost your self confidence and remind you that being you is more than enough.
French director, Céline Sciamma, delves away from the younger protagonists centres from her previous works to bring us Portrait of a Lady of Fire, an intimate look at a whirlwind lesbian romance in 18th Century France.
It takes a lot of guts to go solo. There is no one to share the performative burden with but yourself, so you really have to rely on your all-round talents to be able to knock the audience’s socks off.
Despite having been active for less than a year, BVNDIT’s dance and vocal prowess, as well as their eccentric personalities, have already led to many fans proudly calling themselves BVNDITBULs.
Unlike “Cheer Up”’s exploration into the various genres that cinema has offered us, “What is Love?” focuses solely on the world of romance and how it is portrayed on screen.
Depicting an array of cinematic references from teen-slasher hit Scream to Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, TWICE gives fans a fun-filled, cinematic education that leaves ONCEs no choice but to sing along.