Joe Dante’s most biting satire of suburban America sadly loses its nerve at the last minute and becomes as reactionary and curtain-twitching as its central characters.
Cronenberg Meets Ballard: Super-Cannes Heads Towards TV
Ballard, Cronenberg and insular, isolated communities going insane – it sounds the perfect combination.
Austin Powers – A Man Of His Time
Looking back at the Austin Powers films, a series now almost as out of touch with modern sensibilities as the character himself. But does that matter?
“I Prefer Not To”: Herman Melville’s Bartleby: The Scrivener
Literature’s great refusenik remains as ambiguous as ever – the everyman protestor who rebels of all stripes feel represents them.
Paul Is Dead: The Beatles Conspiracy Theory
The oddly endearing and enduring belief that Paul McCartney was killed at the start of 1967 and replaced with a lookalike.
The Curious Angriness Of People Who Know Better Than You
The curious desire to beat people up for making a mistake online.
A Nude Horse Is A Rude Horse: Alan Abel’s Society For Indecency To Naked Animals
The hoax morality campaign that fooled the US media for years.
If…. – Lindsay Anderson’s Upper-Class War
The key study of revolution and rebellion from 1968, the year of unrest.
Corona Zombies: Bottom Of The Barrel Opportunism
Full Moon Pictures manage to make the current pandemic even more unpleasant with a grotty cash-in.
A New Sort Of Blue Movie – Sonic The Vadgehog
The X-Rated parody genre heads in ever more strange and unusual directions.
The Eternal Damnation Of The Superbowl
Watching Shakira and Jennifer Lopez performing will apparently damn your immortal soul.
Everybody Hates A Tourist – Looking Back At Sullivan’s Travels
Preston Sturges’ biting class satire remains as valid, and as entertaining, as the day it was made.