ITOL Top 50 Films of the Decade, Entry No. 21: The Edge of Seventeen

Kelly Fremon Craig’s 2016 film, “The Edge of Seventeen” is an insightful and relatable look into the exhausting, confusing journey of growing up. Filled with authenticity, the film follows awkward high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) as she struggles with the rollercoaster that is high school, an overwhelmed mother and the death of her loving father. As Nadine being sot reach the dreaded edge of seventeen, she is suddenly pushed out of her comfort zone as her only friend, Krista (Haley Lu Richardson), starts dating Nadine’s all-star footballer older brother, Darian (Blake Jenner) and suddenly becomes more popular at school, leaving Nadine in a space of neglect and having to finally discover her sense of self. Continue reading ITOL Top 50 Films of the Decade, Entry No. 21: The Edge of Seventeen

Review: The Party’s Just Beginning

2019 has been an extraordinary and very successful year for Karen Gillan, this summer saw her star in one of the year’s biggest films “Avengers: End Game” and in a few short weeks she’ll be starring in the sequel to “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, and she is also releasing her directorial debut film, “The Party’s Just Beginning” which Gillan also stars in. This is Karen Gillan as you’ve never seen her before, channeling her own inner “Fleabag” as the self-destructive Liusaidh who is struggling to cope with the loss of her best friend Alistair (Matthew Beard) who had been struggling with his own identity and sexuality.  Continue reading Review: The Party’s Just Beginning