Cult Column

Cult Column: Boogie Nights

In high school, writer/director/producer Paul Thomas Anderson made a short mockumentary about an adult film star. Less than ten years later, he expanded that project into one of the best films of the 1990s. That film is the 1997 classic Boogie...

The Shining

Halloween is upon us, and there’s no better way to celebrate the spookiest time of the year than watching an appropriately spooky film. From classics like The Omen to new releases like Us, there’s no shortage of great horror films to watch this...

Cult Column: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Content warning: sexual assault and rape This month, to mark the twentieth anniversary of the director’s death, Stanley Kubrick’s scintillating, surreal masterpiece A Clockwork Orange is being re-released in cinemas across the UK. Adapted in...

Cult Column: Beau Travail (1999)

Beau Travail, Claire Denis’s tale of French legionnaires stationed in Djibouti, adapted to a degree from Herman Melville’s novel Billy Budd (1924), is a film which negotiates a path between stasis and movement (between moments of the sea...

Cult Column: Eraserhead (1977)

David Lynch’s Eraserhead (1977) is a genuinely haunting film. It is presented as a fever dream of confusion and disgust which explores both the horrors of parenthood and the cruelty of the modern world. The style Lynch uses to creates his inhuman...

Cult Column: Heathers (1988)

Heathers’s perfect balance between dark comedy and American high school movie earns the film its status of cult classic, with language and themes that its modern counterparts, such as Mean Girls (2004), could never get away with. It presents...

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