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Angela Lansbury Dies Aged 96

“Substitutionary locomotion, it’s the mystic power that’s far beyond the wildest notion.” Yes, when I was four or five years old, I thought it certainly would be beyond my wildest notions to watch inanimate objects move autonomously. And yet, when I watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks for the first time, my wildest notions were right there […]

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What Makes a Halloween Film?

What is the true essence of a Halloween film? What makes a film so intrinsically linked to this time of year? Whilst Halloween is a season to bask in the joy of fear, the tingling anticipation that arises in the moments just as you know you are about to be scared, the most notable Halloween […]

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Cult Column- Dancer in the Dark

Cw: sexual assault I saw Dancer in the Dark for the first – and only – time last year. In writing this, I thought about watching it again, but I eventually chose not to. Firstly, because I could remember it so entirely, secondly, because I couldn’t bring myself to go through the harrowing process all […]

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Cult Column: A Quiet Place

Given that a delayed sequel is set to be released in March of this year, there has never been a more apt time to talk about A Quiet Place, an innovative and important sci-fi scare-fest that gave hope to horror. A Quiet Place arrived at a pivotal moment in April of 2018. Whilst independent films […]

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Cult Review: Mary and Max

I’ll be honest, as a lover of animation I can’t help but find myself adoring Claymation. Whilst the use of stop-motion animation and often bizarre designs can be quite unnerving to some folks, I find a brilliant charm in it. If there was one film though that works not only as Claymation but is also […]