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Some striking images enter the frame at the start of Steph Green’s Run & Jump. Beyond the Irish coastline that is featured prominently throughout the picture, there’s the image of a bird feeder monument composed of wooden figurines - all faceless wooden blocks, all meant to represent the individual members of the household it’s adjacent to. While sporting some solid photography, Run & Jump is not a picture that likes to shy away from the obvious. It lays its thematic intent thickly and lacks the necessary subtlety to make its broad and naïve worldview work. It is, unfortunately, a disappointment.Read More