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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Lost in Translation: Romance in a Blur

Lost in Translation: Romance in a Blur

How Sofia Coppola crafted one of the most intimate and realistic depictions of romance in her boundary shattering 2003 film ‘Lost In Translation’. Article by Sophia Mae Patfield.

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100 Years of ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ – Is It Still Significant?

100 Years of ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ – Is It Still Significant?

Famed German Expressionism horror-thriller ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ turns 100 years old in 2020, but is it still relevant? Jacob Davis explores Germany’s first massively popular German export here.

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