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Cult Column: Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer is not the first Bong Joon-ho film I watched; it’s not even the second. It’s a film I watched blind on Netflix in the middle of my Chris Evans phase, and it’s a classic I’ve been thinking about ever since.  The film is set in an Arctic world where the only survivors live on […]

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High-Rise

JG Ballard’s 1975 novel, High-Rise, is still as popular as ever and director Ben Wheatley has now taken on the momentous challenge of finally adapting this much-loved book for the big screen. Set in the 1970s, High-Rise follows the exploits of the wealthy residents of a new North-London high-rise development. Dr Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) […]

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Culture Literature

Only Ever Yours

Louise O’Neill’s dystopian novel, Only Ever Yours, be warned: it will only give you odd nightmares. Indeed, odd nightmares that can not quite be described as scary, but rather, they are more unnerving. But I am sure that is what O’Neill intended to do. In a world where women are bred to adhere to men’s […]

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War games?

Callum Mckenna weighs in on all things dystopian and whether film can be a vehicle for social revolution. You can tell a lot about a culture from its taste in cinema. After all, films are escapism in perhaps its purest form, so they must be a fairly good indicator of what it is a society […]