Each week, our young programmers Kino Collective make their selection from the best films for young adults on offer across streaming services.

Here is Elmo Dunford’s excellent pick this week …

A Guide To Second Date Sex

Laura and Ryan have been totally destroyed by previous relationships. In the hope of getting it right this time, they go out on a second date having no idea on what they are supposed to do.
Director: Rachel Hirons
Cast: Alexandra Roach, George MacKay, Emma Rigby
US, 2019, 98mins, 15


Kino Collective’s Lola says: “I would be captivated watching Judy Dench watch paint dry. In 1952, Irish teenager Philomena became pregnant out of wedlock and was sent to a convent. When her baby, Anthony, was a toddler, the nuns took her child away from her and put him up for adoption in the States. For the next 50 years she searches for him. Dench will effortlessly make you sob and giggle at the same time”.
Directors: Stephen Frears
Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark
UK, 2013, 98mins, 12A


Kino Collective curator Lola says “The one word I immediately think of when describing this film is ‘harrowing’. This film has had me checking under the bed every night since I watched it. Lupita Nyong’o is perfectly terrifying. The film is a delicious mix of funny, sad, harrowing and beautiful, a really difficult combination to pull off. “
Directors: Jordan Peele
Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss
US, 2019, 116 mins, 15

The King’s Speech

Kino Collective curator Lola says “Colin Firth as King George VI tries to overcome his stammering problem with the guidance of a speech therapist Lionel Logue in an attempt to make himself a worthy King to lead Britain through WW2 after his Brothers abdication. Also Helena Bonham Carter plays the Queen Mother, it could be argued that this is the perfect film”
Directors: om Hooper
Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter
UK, 2010, 118 mins, 12A

13 Going On 30

KC curator Lola says: “This film stars a young Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer and Mark Ruffalo. Jenna Rink wishes she could be 30 on her 13th Birthday and wakes up 17 years older in a huge apartment in New York, next to her fiance. This is the ultimate cure for the Lockdown blues.

Directors: Gary Winick
Cast: Shana Dowdeswell, Sean Marquette, Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo,
US, 2004, 98 mins, 12A

Thelma & Louise

Lola says: “One of the greatest films of all time. This film will genuinely change your life and stay with you forever. Join these two fantastic women as they speed through the Arizonian desert to escape the law.”

Directors: Ridley Scott
Cast: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Brad Pit t, Harvey Keitel
US, 1991, 130 mins, 15