‘Wanderlust’ and Its ‘Bizarro Cut’ at 10: How David Wain Split His Sensibility in Two for the Studio System

‘Wanderlust’ and Its ‘Bizarro Cut’ at 10: How David Wain Split His Sensibility in Two for the Studio System

10 years on from the release of David Wain’s cult comedy ‘Wanderlust’, starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, its ‘Bizarro Cut’ remains transparent about the comedy process. Essay by Nicholas Armstrong.

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85-Year-Old ‘My Man Godfrey’ Is a Crash Course in Comic Perfection

85-Year-Old ‘My Man Godfrey’ Is a Crash Course in Comic Perfection

Gregory La Cava comedy ‘My Man Godfrey’ (1936), starring William Powell and Carole Lombard, could teach modern Hollywood some lessons, even at 85 years old. Retrospective essay by Sloan De Forest.

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Watch Midnight Cowboy

5 Reasons Why You Need to Watch Midnight Cowboy

John Schlesinger film ‘Midnight Cowboy’ (1969) starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight is a classic of cinema, and here are 5 reasons why you must watch it. Article by Katie Doyle.

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The Enduring Legacy of Stan and Ollie

The Enduring Legacy of Stan and Ollie

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were beloved by legions of fans and described by legends of comedy as the very best around. What makes Stan and Ollie such an enduring act? Louis B Scheuer explores.

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Dune (1984) – What David Lynch Got Right

Dune (1984) – What David Lynch Got Right

Much maligned by audiences, critics and even the director himself, David Lynch’s 1984 Hollywood adaptation of Frank Herbert’s iconic novel ‘Dune’ remains deserving of cult status. Louis B Scheuer explores why.

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Kissing the Devil’s Arse: Witch-Hunting in Eurocult Cinema, c.1968-1976

Kissing the Devil’s Arse: Witch-Hunting in Eurocult Cinema, c.1968-1976

From the UK’s ‘Witchfinder General’ in 1968 to across Europe in the years that followed, witch-hunting in Eurocult cinema explored and examined by Paul A J Lewis.

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How Midsommar and The Wicker Man Hold Much of the Same Wisdom

How Midsommar and The Wicker Man Hold Much of the Same Wisdom

How in trying to avoid taking pointers from ‘The Wicker Man’, Ari Aster made the closest thing to it, ‘Midsommar’, and how both films use the same wisdom to terrify all of us. Article by Louis B Scheuer.

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Requiem for an American Dream

Requiem for an American Dream

Requiem for an American Dream – how Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Requiem for a Dream’ (2000) is about more than just drugs, it’s about commodification, capitalism and modernity. Article by Kristina Murkett.

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The Filmmaker Must Attack On All Fronts: José Mojica Marins (1936-2020)

The Filmmaker Must Attack On All Fronts: José Mojica Marins (1936-2020)

José Mojica Marins (1936-2020) provided Brazil with a distinct cinematic resistance to an oppressive regime, his character Coffin Joe crossing boarders and making for an iconic franchise-leading character. Paul A J Lewis explores Mojica’s work here.

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Harry Palmer – The Thinking, Cooking Man’s James Bond

Harry Palmer – The Thinking, Cooking Man’s James Bond

How Michael Caine’s Harry Palmer, of ‘The Ipcress File’, is the thinking, cooking man’s James Bond, and how in the first film he rivals the iconic spy in terms of cool. Feature by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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