Film

Cult Column: Good Time

Have you ever seen a film that’s an incredibly fun watch but makes you want to pause to take in just how disgusting its contents are? If that sounds appealing, it’s time for you to watch Good Time.   Josh and Benny Safdie have had their...

Cult Column: In Bruges

There’s a certain thrill in discovering a film that feels like it was created specifically for you. It hasn’t, of course; let’s be honest, no one is that unique. But ultimately that doesn’t matter; those first ten minutes, where you discover...

Emma

Handsome, clever and rich: these are the adjectives used to describe Emma Woodhouse that flash on the screen before the film starts. They appropriately also introduce the characteristics of the film itself. Autumn de Wilde, a director known mostly...

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

At its surface, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a deceptively simple historical drama. A painter Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned to paint the portrait of former convent girl Heloise (Adèle Haenel) before she is set to marry a Milanese...

The Overlooked Genius of Soviet Montage Theory

“Of all the arts the most important for us is cinema”, wrote Russian revolutionary and communist leader Vladimir Lenin in 1922, and he was correct. After seizing control of the largest country in the world, one of the top priorities for the...

Jo Martin: The First Black Doctor

Jo Martin has broken boundaries as she was revealed to be the first black actor to take on the time travellers’ role in Doctor Who. As she delivered the line, “Hello, I’m the doctor,” there was an almost immediate outpouring of shock and joy...

Girl on the Third Floor

I’m confused. Really confused. The plot of Travis Stevens’s awful horror film, released last year and recently added to Netflix, is so convoluted that it stumbles into contradicting any sort of message that could have been extracted from...

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