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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Why, oh why, do they not make more films like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? As complicated as the title may be, the film fills you with a sense of comfort and familiarity, much like sinking into an armchair with all your favourite pillows to provide company. Featuring a mostly British cast […]

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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 Noon. Those Oxford shirts, those espadrilles, those swim-shorts: the film, without meaning […]

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Cult Column: American Psycho

New York, 1987. Soft sunshine and piano notes pour into a plush apartment in Manhattan. An impossibly rich, impossibly image-conscious, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) strolls through various rooms, walking us through his morning routine, all in his pristine white boxer-briefs. The opening sequence is iconic enough to have inspired a spoof on Vogue’s YouTube channel […]