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Licorice Pizza Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Los Angeles: the kingdom of the stars, and those trying to make it, too. A place that today has beautiful beaches, beautiful people, and endless sprawling roads with bumper-to-bumper traffic. It seems at once glamorous and ugly. Filmmakers have an endless fascination with it as, more often than not, it’s the place where […]

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Cult Column: Drive

Last Thursday marked the anniversary of one of the most critically acclaimed films in recent times. In 2011, Drive burst onto the independent Hollywood scene delivering a gritty picture with all the style and grace of a mid-80s neo-noir. An adaption of James Sallis’ 2005 novel of the same name, Drive tells the story of […]

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Sun, sex, city: introducing author Eve Babitz

The writing of Eve Babitz, much like the author herself, has long had a rapturous cult following. Since 2015 however, she has risen as a more recognisably adored icon of the American literary canon, aided by the New York Review of Books, which has re-issued a beautifully covered collection of her works. An author and […]

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Throwback: Angel

Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s spin-off show may not have received the same attention as Buffy itself, but that does not make it of any lesser importance. The character of Angel originated as the love interest of Buffy Summers on the critically acclaimed Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Following his departure from Sunnydale at the conclusion of the […]