The Film Cult Presents: Say Amen, Somebody
Saturday, June 6 by

Here at The Film Cult, we—I—have thing for documentaries, especially those documentaries that haven’t found a wide audience for whatever reason. Say Amen, Somebody is one such documentary. Known only…

The Film Cult Presents: What’s Love Got to Do With It?
Friday, May 29 by

When I was fifteen, my English teacher assigned a biography book report. I chose an Audrey Hepburn biography because I’m a homosexual. The next day, another student had already chosen…

The Film Cult Presents: The House of the Spirits
Friday, May 15 by

I saw The House of the Spirits on VHS when I was a preteen adolescent. I didn’t often say out loud that I wanted to be a writer. Though, I…

The Film Cult Presents: The Great Muppet Caper
Friday, May 8 by

After writing about the madcap mayhem of Thoroughly Modern Millie last week, I thought I’d follow up this week with an even zanier, campier movie. And now that it’s been…

The Film Cult Presents: Thoroughly Modern Millie
Friday, May 1 by

I have a working theory that anyone who encounters Julie Andrews in person bursts into tears. It’s happened to two of my friends, so I’m saying my theory has been…

The Film Cult Presents: The House of Yes
Friday, April 24 by

“You be him, and I’ll be her.” When I checked to see if I’d already written a column about The House of Yes, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t. Movies come…

The Film Cult Presents: Tremors
Friday, April 17 by

I was a scared kid, panicky. I was so afraid of “Thriller” by Michael Jackson that to this day, in my thirties, my stomach tightens when the first brass chords…

The Film Cult Presents: Bill Cunningham New York
Friday, April 10 by

There are two amazing moments in the soon-to-be-classic documentary Bill Cunningham New York, one devastating, which we’ll talk about in a minute, and the other just plain bad-ass. The later…

The Film Cult Presents: The Hours
Friday, April 3 by

We’re going to have a literary nerd-out here at The Film Cult Presents this week. What do you get when you mix a prosthetic nose, “buckets of roses”, and a…

The Film Cult Presents: I Am Love
Friday, March 27 by

Warning! Major Spoilers Ahead! As a follower of fashion, I first heard about I Am Love from various fashion publications. Articles on Tilda Swinton’s Raf Simons-designed wardrobe and her singular…

The Film Cult Presents: Weekend
Friday, March 20 by

I know what I’m about to say is controversial, but I have to say it anyway. Gay-themed movies tend to suck, and no I don’t mean blowjobs. I’ve seen maybe…

The Film Cult Presents: Grey Gardens
Friday, March 13 by

Last week, Albert Maysels, one of our great documentarians, passed away. I thought it only right then that I devote this week’s column to my favorite of his films, Grey…

The Film Cult Presents: Truth or Dare
Friday, March 6 by

Last week, Madonna took a rough tumble down a flight of stairs at the Brit Awards. Because she’s the creamy, smooth Queen of Pop she got right back up and…

The Film Cult Presents: The Bridges of Madison County
Friday, February 20 by

Okay, okay. I get it. I know this is a romance movie steeped in genre stereotypes: frustrated housewife, discovered letters from a dead mother, the rough ’n tumble stranger driving…

The Film Cult Presents: The Beach
Friday, February 13 by

I often imagine storylines extending past the end of films. For instance, I consider Revolutionary Road as the extended storyline of Titanic had Jack not drowned. Jack and Rose are…

The Film Cult Presents: Office Space
Friday, February 6 by

If I’m totally honest, I didn’t love this movie the first four times I saw Office SPace. Yes, that’s right, four times. Friends showed it to me, then my brother,…

The Film Cult Presents: Only Lovers Left Alive
Friday, January 16 by

Warning! Spoilers Ahead! I didn’t want to give Only Lovers Left Alive a chance. Hipster vampires hanging out in Detroit? No, thank you. In fact, I waited until the Facebook…

The Film Cult Presents: Beetlejuice
Friday, January 9 by

None of us truly knows what happens when we die. We live our lives knowing the journey will end. What Beetlejuice proposes is that maybe death isn’t the end but merely a hilarious beginning.

Review: ‘The Babadook’
Friday, December 12 by

A fresh breath of air into a genre whose most recent financial success centered around a haunted cardboard game.

Review: ‘Alive Inside’
Friday, December 12 by

Alive Inside is a beautiful, eye-opening experience that demonstrates the healing power of music in a drug-dependent healthcare system.

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Review: ‘Nightcrawler’
Friday, October 31 by

If Ben Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms, yo, then Gyllenhaal is the goddamn Kuz’kina Mat in Nightcrawler

Review: ‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’
Friday, October 24 by

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is the best movie we’ve seen this year, last year, three years before that, and maybe ever.

Review: ‘Gone Girl’
Sunday, October 5 by

See it if you’ve read the book. See it for Affleck’s dong. We don’t really care why, but just go see Gone Girl.

The Film Cult Presents: Hard Candy
Friday, September 19 by

The revenge Page’s character takes out on Wilson is calculated, diabolical. It’s hard to argue that Wilson’s character doesn’t deserve it, so I won’t. That said, there is a sense of the predatory to Hayley. She’s been working at this.

Review: “Tusk”
Thursday, September 18 by

Tusk stretches its wafer-thin premise far beyond its breaking point, and the result is an all too long inside joke that looks like a poor man’s Wes Anderson directed a homeless man’s Human Centipede.

The Film Cult Presents: Contact
Friday, September 12 by

Based on the Carl Sagan SciFi classic of the same name, and directed by Robert Zemeckis of Forest Gump fame, Contact is the tale of Ellie Arroway, a scientist who has devoted her life to finding evidence of alien life.

The Film Cult Presents: Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Friday, September 5 by

On August 15th, I wrote about my favorite Robin Williams film, Hook, in tribute to his untimely and heartbreaking death. If you had told me then that less than a…

The Film Cult Presents: The Heat
Friday, August 29 by

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! I’ll admit it: I’m not the biggest Sandra Bullock fan. I find her precious nature to be cloying and often tedious. I can’t sit through any of…

The Film Cult Presents: American Gigolo
Friday, August 22 by

The Film Cult Presents: American Gigolo, the 1980 film about sex and fashion that became a cult classic for its eighties aesthetic.

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The Film Cult Presents: Hook
Friday, August 15 by

Like the rest of the world, I too have been mourning the untimely and tragic death of supernova comedian Robin Williams. My Facebook newsfeed has been blossoming with tributes, some…

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