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Cult Column: Rio Grande

I was surprised after a recent viewing of John Ford’s Rio Grande to find that the film has a rather middling reputation, regarded as a second-tier work. It is admittedly true that he only made the film in return for being allowed to make 1952’s The Quiet Man. That film is clearly the more involved […]

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Cult Column: When Harry Met Sally

The leaves are turning brown, and the scarves are coming out to play. You’re back in your flat, freezing under a duvet and what do you decide to watch? Maybe an episode of Gilmore Girls – but you’ve been watching that all week. You can’t watch Harry Potter anymore and Fantastic Mr Fox is too […]

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Cult Column: Hiroshima Mon Amour

“Who are you?  You kill me.  You do me good.” Studded with flashbacks and juxtaposition, Alain Resnais’ first feature film is a true piece of avant-garde cinema and remains shocking to this day. The influence of Hiroshima Mon Amour is undeniable. It is often cited as the first film of The French New Wave – […]

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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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Cult Column: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Over a decade ago, Wes Anderson made a stop motion adaption of the beloved children’s book Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, as his sixth feature film. Eleven years later, the film still holds up as a charming, witty, and aesthetic movie. Watching it again for the first time since I was eight […]

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Cult Column: Gilmore Girls

With the leaves turning golden brown, the air becoming crisper, and all things pumpkin spiced being sold everywhere, we are well into autumn, and there is no better way to indulge in the season than by watching Gilmore Girls.  Set in the endearing, mythical Connecticut town of Stars Hollow, we follow single mum Lorelai Gilmore […]

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Cult Column: Drive

Last Thursday marked the anniversary of one of the most critically acclaimed films in recent times. In 2011, Drive burst onto the independent Hollywood scene delivering a gritty picture with all the style and grace of a mid-80s neo-noir. An adaption of James Sallis’ 2005 novel of the same name, Drive tells the story of […]

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Legally Blonde at 20: is it beginning to show wrinkles?

**Spoiler Alert**This article contains spoilers! If you haven’t watched Legally Blonde by now you really should! If you can believe it or not it’s been TWENTY YEARS since Elle Woods graced our screens back in 2001. It’s wild to me that this film is officially older than a huge portion of the students at this […]