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Cult Column: Jules et Jim

Rating: Jules et Jim, a cornerstone work of the French New Wave, was recently screened at Filmhouse as part of a retrospective on the great director François Truffaut. It is a film of extraordinary warmth and humor, with three of the greatest characters to exist in cinema.  The inseparable duo of Jules (Oskar Werner), an […]

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Cult Column: Crimson Peak

Asking me to name my favourite horror subgenre would be like asking a parent to name a favourite child; I love them all. But some are definitely seasonal, and one that I always grow to love over October is Gothic horror.  Gothic horror originated in literature in the mid-18th century with novels like The Castle […]

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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 something that reaches to the very core of you, stay in your memory long […]

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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 from fans which ultimately overshadowed any absurd cries about the show […]

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Anne With an E

Anne with an E might not be an obvious choice for a Netflix night in. You may expect a period drama, based on a classic children’s book Anne of Green Gables, to be predictable and preachy. But the show proves to be the opposite. An unorthodox reimagining of the literary canon begins slowly and faithfully […]