Saoirse’s Cult Corner #3: Fashionista (2016)

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 #3: Fashionista (2016)”

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020): a Fantabulous Amount of Fun

I have this thing about franchise movies right. ‘Joker’ was meant to be the last one that I go see. I’m just, so, so tired. I’m tired of the reboots, I’m tired of the sequels, I’m tired of the remakes. Coming this fall: ‘Ghoulies: Bite Back’ – the dark gritty reboot of the b movieContinue reading “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020): a Fantabulous Amount of Fun”

Saoirse’s Cult Corner #2: Terra Formars (2016)

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 #2: Terra Formars (2016)”

What Did Jack Do? (2020): Zootopia Goes To Hell

So, you might well be wondering what the fuck just dropped to Netflix and who the fuck let these fuckers anywhere near the controls. Some of you may be picturing elaborate, ‘White House Down’ style scenarios where a mad band of meth fuelled third-year film students highjacked Netflix HQ in an attempt to send theirContinue reading “What Did Jack Do? (2020): Zootopia Goes To Hell”

Fellini 100 Years – Satyricon (1969)

I swear there is a plot. I’ve seen this movie before, I know there’s a plot because I followed it just fine then. This time though, I’m sitting here and the film is so unhinged, and strange, and surreal, that the experience is just washing over me. Fellini is often lumped in with the neo-realistsContinue reading “Fellini 100 Years – Satyricon (1969)”

L’Ange (1982): The Soul of Cinema is Alive and Well in This Movie

I wish to specify that while I don’t think this film is perfect, I say that begrudgingly. It’s only because there’s one scene in a library that goes on a bit long for my taste. That being said though trying to judge or critique this film is somewhat of a fool’s errand, not that IContinue reading “L’Ange (1982): The Soul of Cinema is Alive and Well in This Movie”

Us (2019): The Spirit of George A. Romero Lives On

After this movie, I’m going to have to read that Master/Slave dialectic again I suppose. Y’know, it’s surprising, the real Argento film filmmakers seem to return to these days for inspiration, isn’t ‘Suspiria’, (which has been stripped of all possible influence and left at the bottom of the ocean like a discarded whale carcass), itContinue reading “Us (2019): The Spirit of George A. Romero Lives On”

Saoirse’s Cult Corner #1, What Have You Done To Solange?

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 anContinue reading “Saoirse’s Cult Corner #1, What Have You Done To Solange?”

Bait (2019): The Best Cornish Western Ever Put To Screen

Genre is a funny little thing. The boom and bust cycle of genres have always fascinated me. It seems to me that as soon as genres become defined they immediately become unfashionable. A cliche only becomes cliche when we put a name to it. All we need as evidence is to look at the riseContinue reading “Bait (2019): The Best Cornish Western Ever Put To Screen”

Last Christmas (2019): A Saccharine Car Crash of Colliding Good Intentions

Where to begin unpacking this strange, strange beast. First of all, does Paul Fieg even direct his camera at all? That seems to be the most annoying trend in contemporary blockbuster comedy, no one is making use of their camera to enhance their movie. I mean, at least there are pure black values in thisContinue reading “Last Christmas (2019): A Saccharine Car Crash of Colliding Good Intentions”