Teen Rebellion

Bradley Wiggins Mod Paper Dolls by Piper Gates Design

Northern Soul: The Movie (2014)

Well, the wait is over and the Northern Soul film is almost ready to hit the big screens nationwide. Is it any good? The Scenester has been lucky enough to attend an early screening of the much-anticipated movie. Here are his thoughts…

Some People (1962)

Some People (1962)

British film directors in the early part of the 1960s never really did teen rebellion all that well. Even someone with a track record like Clive Donner, who directed Some People in 1962.

Absolute Beginners (1986)

Absolute Beginners (1986)

Absolute Beginners – it was the film franchise that couldn’t fail. A cult novel that reads like a film screenplay, a ‘hip’ director and a bag load of goodwill. But it did fail – and unlike most movies that get ripped apart by the critics, this one didn’t even get […]

Privilege

Privilege (1967)

Some movies gain a reputation by being seen, others, like Peter Watkins’ Privilege, are noted for exactiy the opposite reason. Thankfully we can now view this 60s cult classic for all the right reasons with the BFI offshoot Flipside kicking off 2010 with a long-overdue reissue.

If...

If… (1968)

Simon Wells gives an insight into If… (1968), the sixties classic of schoolboy rebellion, and the screen debut of Malcolm McDowell.

The System

The System (The Girl Getters) (1964)

Michael Winner – an opinionated, self-obsessed, bloated food critic and part-time insurance salesman. Where did it all go wrong? After all, this was a man responsible for some of British cinema’s finest moments in the 1960s – and you can count The System as one of those.

The Leather Boys

The Leather Boys (1963)

On the face of it, The Leather Boys is about bikers. But it could have been about mods, rockers, teds or any youth cult of the age – because that’s just background. The Leather Boys is actually a movie about relationships.