Saoirse’s Cult Corner #42: Tenebrae (1982)

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 #42: Tenebrae (1982)”

Annette (2021), Psychological Musical Odyssey

Leos Carax returns to release his first film in nine years. His previous effort, Holy Motors, itself coming after a long absence from feature films, turned heads by veering off into the world of dense meta-ness. Both seen as a key text in metatextual cinema and also metamodern cinema, Holy Motors was ahead of aContinue reading “Annette (2021), Psychological Musical Odyssey”

Pig (2021), Porcine Soul Searching

The first things I knew about Pig were three things. Firstly, it is a Nic Cage movie called Pig, already seeming curio like. Secondly, the poster; a brooding Nic Cage looking like a caveman on a background of inky black evoking the revenge fuelled desperation that came with Joaquin Phoenix’s masterful performance in Lynne Ramsay’sContinue reading “Pig (2021), Porcine Soul Searching”

Cinderella (2021), Whose Idea Was This?

Who asked for this? No really, who asked for this? I genuinely can’t think of a single person who was clamouring for a redo of Cinderella. I know we’re in this glut of revisionist reimaginings of Disney classics, (although this iteration is made by Sony). We’ve had Tim Burton’s anti-animal cruelty Dumbo, we’ve had theContinue reading “Cinderella (2021), Whose Idea Was This?”

Saoirse’s Cult Corner #41: Dark August (1976)

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 #41: Dark August (1976)”

Zola (2021): Tapping Into Gen-Z

“Y’all wanna hear a story about why me & this bitch here fell out?! It’s kinda long but full of suspense”” Have you ever seen a film that feels genetically engineered to piss off the correct people? That’s only a slight appeal of dark-comedy-drama Zola, the latest offering from A24’s sometimes painfully hip stables.  BasedContinue reading “Zola (2021): Tapping Into Gen-Z”

Censor (2021), Cutting to the Heart

Let me set the scene for you.  In 1979 Margaret Thatcher is elected to office in the UK on a platform of evisceration of the power of trade unions and privatisation of the UK’s many nationalised industries. As a result industrialised areas of the UK are left victims of predatory corporate interest without recourse toContinue reading “Censor (2021), Cutting to the Heart”

Saoirse’s Cult Corner #40: Paperhouse (1988)

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 #40: Paperhouse (1988)”

Saoirse’s Cult Corner #39: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

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 #39: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)”

Saoirse’s Cult Corner #38: Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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 #38: Phantom of the Paradise (1974)”