Film

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...

The Platform

If you’re looking for some escapism to forget about the fact that you’re stuck in a confined space for months on end (maybe even having to potentially ration your food) The Platform might not be on your watchlist at the moment. In any...

What To Watch In Lockdown. Week 1: Just Like Heaven

I have one tried-and-tested remedy for stress. It comes much to the consternation of everybody around me, but I have absolutely no shame about the fact that when the going gets tough, I go on Netflix and find a rom-com. As the reality of lockdown...

The Invisible Man

Content Warning: domestic abuse, gaslighting.    The Invisible Man: a true psychological thriller. With twists and turns abundant, the film is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat for its entire runtime. Elisabeth Moss gives a...

Five Guys a Week

Five Guys a Week arrives on our screens as a composite of reality TV excess and perversion. Blending Love is Blind, Come Dine with Me and your most horrific fever dream, the show is Channel 4’s latest contribution to the television dating canon,...

Cult Column: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Albeit cliché to cite a Wikipedia definition, the niche categorisation of an ‘American psychedelic satirical black comedy road film’ to Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas seems particularly original. If you’ve never heard of...

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