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Cult Column: Showgirls

On June 27th 2015 Elizabeth Berkeley received a standing ovation during her introduction to a screening of Showgirls. She describes the “magical full-circle moment” of experiencing “the sweetness of a…

Student Activism on Film

The late 90s saw a slew of films centred on student activism and student politics. Previously, such depictions on film had been limited to tragic stories of youth cut short…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…