Film

Hollywood hypocrisy and sustainable filmmaking

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most treasured actors of his generation, not just because of his undeniable talent but because of his relentless campaign for environmental reform. Yet he is a shining example of hypocrisy in the film industry. It’s...

Have A Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics

Donick Cary’s Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics is by no means the first honest documentary about psychedelic drugs that exists, but it is probably the first to break rapidly into the mainstream. For so many people, this will be their...

Cult Column: The Phantom of the Opera

During lockdown it seems unavoidable to have a nostalgic craving to revisit films that we have adored for years. Joel Schumacher’s 2004 adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera is one of my earliest memories in life and I...

The Assistant

Content warning: Sexual assault, rape As Harvey Weinstein finally faces spending the rest of his days rotting in a prison cell, the world is still reeling from the revelations that shocked both Hollywood and the world alike and spawned the #MeToo...

Cult Column: Boyhood

Everything happens whilst nothing happens –these words are my best attempt to try and summarise and understand Richard Linklater’s twelve-year coming-of-age epic, Boyhood. The 2015 film is largely remembered for its ambitious and unique...

Love Wedding Repeat… Love Wedding Delete

Netflix’s Love Wedding Repeat is the latest romantic comedy from writer-director Dean Craig, exploring the impact of a seating plan on the various fates of its colourful cast of characters. Although the palatial Italian setting and classical...

Cult Column: The Silence of the Lambs

Jonathan Demme’s 1991 Silence of the Lambs, based on Thomas Harris’ novel series, made me realise something deeply disturbing about the Contemporary Movie Viewer. The premise of the film, wherein a cannibal helps a young FBI cadet capture a...

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