The cult teen crime-drama that became a Gen X touchstone

New Granada is set to explode. Over the Edge only gradually built its audience with repeat screenings on cable in the ’80s and a home video release in 1989. All the child actors were, unusually, playing their own age. Published 31 May 2021 Share this Set to a soundtrack of Cheap Trick, The Ramones, The Cars and Van Halen, Over The Edge might sound like a preachy after school special, akin to the hilariously po-faced educational short film on vandalism which is shown in the school assembly and gets all…

Ahead of the Curve

While you might expect intergenerational clashes, especially when a panel discusses whether ‘lesbian’, the word Stevens fought so hard to print on Curve’s cover, is still an appropriate term. Talking heads, largely Stevens’ friends and colleagues, describe the hostility they endured daily. Co-directed by Rivkah Beth Medow and Jen Rainin, Stevens’ wife, Ahead of the Curve dares to both honour this pioneering magazine’s place in LGBT+ history and interrogate its relevance today. Just as this is posed, we’re transported back to the mid 1980s via crackly home video footage of…

Girl

A Faustian bargain she shouldn’t have taken. Girl Review by Charles Bramesco @intothecrevasse Share this Directed by Chad Faust Starring Bella Thorne Chad Faust Mickey Rourke Anticipation. As the septum-ringed avenging angel credited only as ‘Girl,’ introduced on a bus taking her back home to rural Sadnessville from nowhere, her character consists of broad strokes and hand-waving generalities. A dialled-in thespian would anticipate and account for this thinness by rendering their single motivation as a simplicity in line with myth, as Cage himself did in the Beowulfian warpath head trip…