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Fear X

Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2003 psychological thriller sees John Turturro as a man on a journey to discover the truth surrounding his wife’s death, which at first seemed like random incident. More…

Fear X
The Parallax View

The second film in Alan J. Pakula’s Paranoia Trilogy sees a reporter investigating an organization whose primary, but not ostensible, enterprise is political assassination. More…

The Parallax View
Requiem For A Dream

Let’s look at one of the themes in Requiem For A Dream, directed by Darren Aronofsky, as we ask “Can better living can be attained through increased consumption?” More…

Requiem For A Dream
Girl, Interrupted

As Winona Ryder said in James Mangold’s adaptation of Girl, Interrupted “Crazy isn’t being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It’s you or me amplified.” More…

Girl, Interrupted
Path To Paradise

In 1993, a truck bomb was detonated below the North Tower with the intention to knock it into the South Tower and bring them both down. Did the FBI know about the terror plot before? More…

Path To Paradise
Bad Lieutenant

There’s little goodness to find in this character. No goodness at all, really. Within the first twenty minutes, we see him act in ways that you’d be hard pressed to like. More…

Bad Lieutenant
Scarface

De Palma’s remake of Howard Hawks 1932 film, sees up-and-coming gangster Tony Montana arriving in Miami as a Cuban refugee. Cinema in one of its finest moments. More…

Scarface
The Craft

It’s great to have something to rebel against when you’re a teenager, and when The Craft came along in the mid 90s, it played into our dark and magical desires to do just that. More…

The Craft
The Faculty

Was there ever a time at high school when we didn’t think our teachers were monsters from outer space? In this 1998 sci-fi/horror scripted by Kevin Williamson, they really are! More…

The Faculty
Lone Star

John Sayle’s 1996 film, starring Chris Cooper, Kris Kristofferson and Matthew McConaughey and set in Texas, deals with a sheriff’s investigation into the murder of one of his predecessors. More…

Lone Star
Matewan

John Sayles’ 1987 film, starring Chris Cooper and James Earl Jones, dramatizes the events of the Battle of Matewan, a coal miners’ strike in 1920 in Matewan. More…

Matewan
The Beach

In Danny Boyle’s 2000 film, a young American travels to Thailand where he hears about a secluded tropical paradise. After finding a map, he sets off to find this new bliss. More…

The Beach
Trainspotting

Jack Murphy brings us a look at Danny Boyle’s 1996 genre-defining film, Trainspotting, in relation to Zygmunt Baumans ideas on human waste in post-modernity. More…

Trainspotting
Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert

Stephan Elliott’s visually stunning road movie follows two drag queens and a transgender woman across the Australian Outback in a tour bus that they have named “Priscilla”. More…

Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert
Splash

Splash, starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, with its mix of comedy and romance, remains one of the delightful films from the early 80s to be enjoyed over and over again. More…

Splash

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