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Cult Column: Prisoners, Denis Villeneuve’s masterful modern thriller

The director of Dune has much more to offer in his back-catalogue. The highly anticipated, star-studded Dune adaptation has meant its director, Denis Villeneuve, is suddenly in the spotlight, even…

Cult Column: Donnie Darko

I have watched Donnie Darko twice, a few months apart. The first time I saw the theatrical release. The second, I saw the director’s cut, which contained a plot dimension…

Velvet Buzzsaw

Velvet Buzzsaw is the newest addition in a recent string of attempts to revive the horror genre with innovative ideas, after years of stagnation and poor quality. In this, it…

Wildlife

Paul Dano’s directorial debut Wildlife is undeniably a career-making moment, but not for Dano. Rather, in a film which could be described as pretty but empty, Carey Mulligan shines. Breaking…

Okja

Okja is a Marmite film. Either you adore it, or you (like myself) find its wasted potential pretty disappointing. Highly anticipated by many and much-discussed, this film is dividing its…

Life

Not since Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity have I felt such palpable stress in a cinema auditorium, and this is to the credit of Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi thriller, Life. His unimaginatively-titled offering…

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals is a harrowing account of loss, revenge and justice; a set of entangled tales in which we see the catalytic devastation of heartbreak. In this – his sophomore…