Reviews

REVISITING SHIRLEY VALENTINE (1989)

By Craig Leask Shirley Valentine is a 1989 British romantic comedy which follows forty-something Shirley Valentine through a comedic mid-life crisis as she revisits and rediscovers the dreams of her youth and her innocent love of life. The film (and play) addresses the questions: “What happened to the high school rebel full of dreams of…

REVISITING THE BIG CHILL (1983)

By Craig Leask In 1983 the age of the Yuppie was just beginning its rise. Thirty-something individuals had become focused and obsessed with success and all of the material trappings that came along with it. These are the same people who had protested in the 1960’s against established institutions, conformity and all things government, and…