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Cult Column: Jules et Jim

Rating: Jules et Jim, a cornerstone work of the French New Wave, was recently screened at Filmhouse as part of a retrospective on the great director François Truffaut. It is a film of extraordinary warmth and humor, with three of the greatest characters to exist in cinema.  The inseparable duo of Jules (Oskar Werner), an […]

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Cult Column: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Over a decade ago, Wes Anderson made a stop motion adaption of the beloved children’s book Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, as his sixth feature film. Eleven years later, the film still holds up as a charming, witty, and aesthetic movie. Watching it again for the first time since I was eight […]

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Cult Column: Gilmore Girls

With the leaves turning golden brown, the air becoming crisper, and all things pumpkin spiced being sold everywhere, we are well into autumn, and there is no better way to indulge in the season than by watching Gilmore Girls.  Set in the endearing, mythical Connecticut town of Stars Hollow, we follow single mum Lorelai Gilmore […]

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Cult Column: Drive

Last Thursday marked the anniversary of one of the most critically acclaimed films in recent times. In 2011, Drive burst onto the independent Hollywood scene delivering a gritty picture with all the style and grace of a mid-80s neo-noir. An adaption of James Sallis’ 2005 novel of the same name, Drive tells the story of […]

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Legally Blonde at 20: is it beginning to show wrinkles?

**Spoiler Alert**This article contains spoilers! If you haven’t watched Legally Blonde by now you really should! If you can believe it or not it’s been TWENTY YEARS since Elle Woods graced our screens back in 2001. It’s wild to me that this film is officially older than a huge portion of the students at this […]

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Cult Column: Heathers

Cw: suicide. The overly sweetened portrayal of high school during the John Hughes era took a turn with the arrival of the cult classic, Heathers, in 1989, which turned typical teen comedy elements like teen angst into violence, bad boys into school shooters, and date nights into murders. Set in the desolate town of Sherwood, […]

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Cult Column- Fargo

It is difficult to think of a more seminal film in the varied and illustrious careers of Joel and Ethan Coen than their Academy award-winning film Fargo (1996). Back when the film was released 25 years ago this week, viewers were led to believe that the film was a “true story” and that “the events […]

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Cult Column- Dancer in the Dark

Cw: sexual assault I saw Dancer in the Dark for the first – and only – time last year. In writing this, I thought about watching it again, but I eventually chose not to. Firstly, because I could remember it so entirely, secondly, because I couldn’t bring myself to go through the harrowing process all […]