Cult Column

Cult Column: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

The 1968 classic Rosemary’s Baby tiptoes around the label of ‘horror’; no ghosts, no gore, nothing to make you jump out of your skin (the horror of it having been directed by such a murky figure as Roman Polanski is a discussion for another...

Cult Column: Halloween (1978)

After 40 years and over 10 follow-ups, the world keeps coming back to the night he came home. John Carpenter’s horror masterpiece Halloween has been succeeded by almost a dozen sequels, remakes and reboots now, but not one has yet achieved...

Cult Column: The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Big Lebowski is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary year with a re-release in cinemas. For this dark comedy cult classic, one of the narrator’s first statements remains just as pertinent in summarising its plot as it did in 1998:...

Cult Column: The Godfather Part II (1974)

As the follow-up to Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo’s 1972 classic The Godfather, often considered one of the best films ever made, 1974’s The Godfather: Part II had perhaps the highest hurdle to cross that any sequel could be faced with....

Cult Column: Wittgenstein (1993)

Derek Jarman’s Wittgenstein (1993) is the last in the series of biopics he made about gay or bisexual men of historical note. While Wittgenstein’s private life is an important aspect of this film, the focus is much more on his ideas. So, who was...

Cult Column: The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather (1972) is a crime film about a Mafia family in New York during the years after The Second World War. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made and, as such, has been analysed repeatedly and in depth for its...

Cult Column: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

As the sinister synth theme music, and the image of Johnny Depp in a crop top (in his first film role), play out during A Nightmare on Elm Street, it seems easy to understand the success of recent nostalgic ’80s outputs such as Stranger Things...

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