Quick Flick: Youth in Revolt
The amount of ideas contained within Youth in Revolt can be seen as both what sets it apart from other similar projects and as a sign of director Miguel Arteta's over ambition. Ultimately, the sheer amount of unique ideas that are thrust at the viewer from minute one means that there is always something that works. A superb supporting cast including Steve Buscemi and Zach Galifianakis works in its favour too, resulting in a vibrant and lovingly crafted piece, with a stop motion title sequence proving a particular highlight, that remained short but sweet at just under 90 minutes. Youth in Revolt is a criminally underrated film that breathes new life into the increasingly stale teen genre.