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Bad Times At The El Royale

The hotel El Royale is in decline. Sitting on the state border of California and Nevada, a red line runs through the middle of the lobby, neatly dividing the hotel over the two states. In better days, large crowds used to gamble on the Nevada side, while in California guests filled up the bar. Now, […]

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Cult Column Film

Cult Column: The Big Lebowski (1998)

The Big Lebowski is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary year with a re-release in cinemas. For this dark comedy cult classic, one of the narrator’s first statements remains just as pertinent in summarising its plot as it did in 1998: “There was a lot about the Dude that didn’t make sense to me”. The Coen […]

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Film

Hell or High Water

Brotherhood is a theme which has been analysed a great deal throughout the history of cinema; however Hell or High Water’s dissection is poignantly unique and thoroughly refreshing. The film follows brothers Tanner (Ben Foster) and Toby (Chris Pine) as they work to save their family ranch by robbing the various branches of the bank […]