Cult Column: Dr Strangelove

As the Russian doomsday machine detonates, and as the War Room of the U.S. government animatedly discusses the need to bring 10 beautiful women each into subterranean mineshafts in order to regrow the population, their top former-Nazi scientist, Dr Strangelove (in Peter Sellers’s best performance), stands bolt upright from his wheelchair, and cries: “Mein Führer! […]

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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 1971 from Anthony Burgess’ novel, it tells the story of Alex, a teenage criminal who leads his gang of droogs […]