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Review: The Banshees of Inisherin

Go watch The Banshees of Inisherin. Please. Book your ticket now. Please. I promise you it’s worth it. That’s the main takeaway of this review – if you really want, you can stop reading here. For those looking for more, let’s get into what, exactly, The Banshees of Inisherin is all about and what makes […]

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Cult Column: Pink Flamingos

50 years ago, one of the most controversial films of all time was released. It included bestiality, incest, graphic nudity, cannibalism, and famously, it showed the actress Divine genuinely eating dog faeces. I am of course talking about Pink Flamingos. Variety called it “one of the most vile, stupid and repulsive films ever made”, even […]

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Review: Bodies Bodies Bodies

Fuelled by cocaine, comedy and a Charli XCX soundtrack, Bodies Bodies Bodies makes an unlikely slasher. As a strange trail of mystery killings unravels one by one at a “hurricane party” in a mansion, a friendship group must figure out who is the murderer before they are next. In its remote, American environment, it feels […]

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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 this genre, that might be because it didn’t come into existence until the outlandish 1998 adaptation of Hunter S. […]

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Jojo Rabbit

When the premise for Jojo Rabbit was revealed – it’s the story of a boy and his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler – people were understandably concerned. But Taika Waititi is no stranger to portraying serious issues in his films, and through his comedy exposes not only the ridiculousness of Nazi ideology but why it was […]