Cult Column

Cult Column: Yi Yi (2000)

On March 5th, something brilliant, and much overdue, happens. A Region 2 Criterion Collection Blu-Ray of a film long missing from many a DVD shelf is made available; just as, coincidentally, the film is ready to stream from the newly launched UK...

Cult Column: Plein Soleil (1960)

If you were an avid reader of Mr. Porter’s style journal, you’d be hard-pressed to come across a piece on summer dressing that fails to include reference stills of Alain Delon from Plein Soleil (1960); also known by its English title of Purple...

Cult Column: Boys Don’t Cry (1999)

They say that you do crazy things for people that you love, but maybe that isn’t the case. Boys Don’t Cry (1999) demonstrates that life isn’t crazy – people are. People are capable of horrendous atrocities when they are afraid and when they...

Cult Column: The Awful Truth (1937)

If you’re looking for a film to watch this Valentine’s Day which expresses its romantic core through intelligent dialogue and incidents of wheeze-inducing silliness, I’d suggest looking no further than Leo McCarey’s sparkling yet woefully...

Cult Column: Beyond Clueless (2014)

Youth is hypnotic, especially when it is found in the movies. With Beyond Clueless (2014), Charlie Lyne crafted a ‘teen movie’ odyssey in the pursuit of understanding not only the lure of the genre, but also the messages about humanity that lurk...

Cult Column: A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

In 1945, a damaged bomber is flying back to England from a mission over Germany. Peter Carter (David Niven: the definition of dashing) is the RAF pilot who remains in the cockpit, his parachute irreparably damaged. His distress signal finds the ears...

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