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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Bottle Rocket (1996) Review

Bottle Rocket (1996) Review

Owen Wilson is co-writer and star (alongside brother Luke Wilson) for Wes Anderson’s feature directorial debut ‘Bottle Rocket’ (1996), a film that shows hints of the director’s famously idiosyncratic authorial style. Review by Christopher Connor.

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The American President (1995) Review

The American President (1995) Review

Rob Reiner directs a script from ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ filmmaker Aaron Sorkin in this rom-com turned political drama celebrating its 25th anniversary, ‘The American President’. Michael Douglas stars. Christopher Connor reviews.

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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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Memories of Murder (2003) Review

Memories of Murder (2003) Review

‘Memories of Murder’ (2003), from ‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon-ho, has been re-released in 2020. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews what is one of South Korea’s greatest ever films.

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The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Review

The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Review

By the time of his fifth feature, Wes Anderson had found his feet as an auteur, ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ (2007) becoming one of his best ever according to Sophia Mae Patfield.

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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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Election (1999) Review

Election (1999) Review

Alexander Payne finds his feet with lacerating high school & political satire ‘Election’ (1999), a film led by superb performances from Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. Review by Christopher Connor.

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Citizen Ruth (1996) Review

Citizen Ruth (1996) Review

‘Citizen Ruth’ (1996), the feature debut of ‘Sideways’ and ‘Nebraska’ screenwriter-director Alexander Payne, starring Laura Dern as a pregnant drug addict, reviewed here by Christopher Connor.

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Grand Hotel (1932) Review

Grand Hotel (1932) Review

A jewel of the pre-code era, 1932 Best Picture Oscar winner ‘Grand Hotel’ starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore and other famous faces is perhaps unfairly misremembered. Eve O’Dea looks to set the record straight in this review.

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