Saoirse’s Cult Corner #10: Jodorowsky Films Bumper Edition

We’ve covered a diverse set of films while talking about Jodorowsky thus far, from the big hitters, from acid western El Topo & epic adventure The Holy Mountain to more obscure efforts like dystopian nightmare Fando y Lis and comedy The Rainbow Thief. Jodorowsky’s career as shown by this series has been one of eclecticContinue reading “Saoirse’s Cult Corner #10: Jodorowsky Films Bumper Edition”

Capone (2020), A Personal Letter To Joshua Benjamin Trank

Dear Mr. Trank, You do not know me but I know you. For the longest time, I thought your name was spelled Tranq. Chronicle was one of the earliest films I watched that I thought was really cool when I was fourteen. That was eight years ago now. I loved the melding of Marvel filmContinue reading “Capone (2020), A Personal Letter To Joshua Benjamin Trank”

The Favourite, (2018): Yorgos Lanthimos, Tralfamadorians, and Rewatching Movies

There are a few things that give me faith in the film industry; Parasite winning best picture, Knives Out making all of the money ever, and the fact that The Farewell even exists at all rank among them. Another is the fact that a film so unabashedly challenging and weird as The Favourite was soContinue reading “The Favourite, (2018): Yorgos Lanthimos, Tralfamadorians, and Rewatching Movies”

Saoirse’s Cult Corner #9: The Holy Mountain (1973)

In this column, cult columnist Saoirse takes you on a biweekly jaunt through the obscure annals of the cult film world. We’ll touch on everything from Giallo to J-Horror to Wakaliwood & so much more. If it’s a low budget genre film, or even a big-budget flop with a dogged audience, or even an undiscoveredContinue reading “Saoirse’s Cult Corner #9: The Holy Mountain (1973)”

Saoirse’s Cult Corner #8: El Topo (1970)

In this column, cult columnist Saoirse takes you on a biweekly jaunt through the obscure annals of the cult film world. We’ll touch on everything from Giallo to J-Horror to Wakaliwood & so much more. If it’s a low budget genre film, or even a big-budget flop with a dogged audience, or even an undiscoveredContinue reading “Saoirse’s Cult Corner #8: El Topo (1970)”

Scarface (1983), Why Brian..? Just… Why..?

It’s so hard being a Brian de Palma fan sometimes. I know what kind of great work Brian can do. I’ve seen that he can do pulpy, politically motivated thrills with an experimental edge in Blow Out, I’ve seen him do tight psychodramas like Raising Cain, Sisters, and Obsession, and I’ve seen him make someContinue reading “Scarface (1983), Why Brian..? Just… Why..?”

The True History of the Kelly Gang (2019), Daddies, Westerns, and Colonialism

What a delight it is to see Justin Kurzel back at it again. After the misfire of Assassin’s Creed, this is his chance to make back his goodwill. When you’re a director you tend to get one absolutely apocalyptic mess of a movie before the public really starts to turn on you. What Kurzel benefitsContinue reading “The True History of the Kelly Gang (2019), Daddies, Westerns, and Colonialism”

23 Films To Watch After The Invisible Man

Leigh Whannel’s The Invisible Man has become one of the most celebrated horror films of recent years, (read our review here). Whannel seems to have defined his approach to technology, motivated camera movement, and experiential post-production experimentation that he broke out using with sci-fi action hit Upgrade. The Invisible Man though seems to be aContinue reading “23 Films To Watch After The Invisible Man”

Saoirse’s Cult Corner #7: Fando y Lis (1968)

In this column, cult columnist Saoirse takes you on a biweekly jaunt through the obscure annals of the cult film world. We’ll touch on everything from Giallo to J-Horror to Wakaliwood & so much more. If it’s a low budget genre film, or even a big-budget flop with a dogged audience, or even an undiscoveredContinue reading “Saoirse’s Cult Corner #7: Fando y Lis (1968)”