Cult Classics, Reviews

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Is Requiem for a Dream the most depressing film ever? It has to rank up there. Seriously, this film is so bleak and hopeless that I would rather watch a dozen cheesy romantic-comedies one after the other, then see Requiem for a Dream ever again. This isn’t to say that I didn’t think it was any good. In fact, […]

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Cult Classics, Reviews

No Country for Old Men (2007)

No Country for Old Men starts out at like a modern-day western, then it begins to look like a cape thriller, before turning into a full-blown bloodbath… which involves a psychopathic killer with a really bad haircut. I expected this film to be a majestic, artsy piece of cinema and while it certainly was that, the […]

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Cult Classics, Reviews

American History X (1998)

Some films make you feel good inside. Some can scare you, make you laugh and others can make you want to fist pump the air. But there are films that can rip you to pieces, tear away at any hope you have, and force you to accept that the world is a monstrous place. This […]

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Cult Classics, Reviews

American Beauty (1999)

 American Beauty, directed with such an ingenious vision and technical flair, is the ultimate midlife crisis movie. Spacey gives a great performance as forty-something Lester Burnham, an ad executive who’s sick of his job and his life. He is unhappily married to Carolyn (Benning), a neurotic real estate agent obsessed with keeping up appearances; their […]

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Cult Classics, Reviews

Donnie Darko (2001)

True classics never get old! It was the turn of the millennia when Richard Kelly created sci-fi drama Donnie Darko, which boats one of the most complex and compelling stories of this century. It was also the moment cinema discovered Jake Gyllenhaal, who portrays Donnie, a schizophrenic high school kid. And his problems begin when a mysterious […]

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Cult Classics, Reviews

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

To all the film fanatics and general movie-goers out there, if you haven’t seen Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, then you’re seriously missing out on one of the greatest pieces of filmmaking ever. The film is about five strangers who assemble to pull off a diamond heist, but things don’t go according to plan. One of the men […]

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British Films, Cult Classics, Reviews

Trainspotting (1996)

Over twenty years on and Trainspotting is still a timeless classic. Seriously, how can anyone not like it? Little compares to the glorious adventures of heroin addict Renton (Ewen McGreggor), and his five friends: Spud (Ewen Bremmer), Sick Boy (Johnny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle) and Tommy (Kevin McKidd). They are Scottish youths living in Edinburgh, deeply immersed […]

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Cult Classics, Reviews

Fight Club (1999)

Director: David Fincher Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter David Fincher’s Fight Club, based on the novel of the same name, is the ultimate cult classic. With its clever use of satire, the film perfectly captures the pre-millennium anxieties involving the culture of consumerism, the value system, male identity and the crisis of masculinity. Fight Club follows the […]

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Cult Classics, Reviews

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

Director: Michael Gondry Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson In my eyes, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of the greatest films of all time. Just as Joel Barrish (Jim Carrey) does so, a part of me wishes I could wipe my own memories so I could watch this masterful film without knowing […]

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