Film

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....

Private Life

The best comedies are really testing to watch. They set up scenarios so precarious in their stability that you begin a mental countdown until the whole structure tips over. This is exactly how it is with Private Life, a glorious (and excruciating)...

A Star Is Born

Originally starring Janet Gaynor in 1937, then Judy Garland in 1954, and perhaps most famously, Barbara Streisand in 1976, a new version of A Star is Born has again arrived in cinemas with Lady Gaga in the leading role. Although updated to modern...

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...

Blindspotting

“Can I not better myself?”, asks ex-con Collin (Daveed Diggs, best known for  being in the original cast of Hamilton) to his friend since childhood Miles (Rafael Casal), as he buys a recently stocked Kale-juice smoothie from their local...

Venom and the Proliferation of Movie Franchises

Ten years in the making,Venom is the latest movie in the Sony and Marvel collaboration to hit the big screens. But with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 33 per cent to match its $100 million budget, is this just another superhero flop? Starting as Timely...

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