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*contains spoilers and strong course language not recommended for persons under 15 years old and comes with a warning. This article offended some people in the office I am associated with and it was removed, ahem, without my permission… and I was detained for four months… when really it is all just a joke! Some…

Read more Act One: A Cult Movie Starring Little Abdullah and Pauline Abdul in The Garden of Allah (2020)

*contains spoilers The euthanasia debate is about to take place in Queensland Parliament in the next few weeks and it relates to a long-suppressed MGM movie Whose Life is it Anyway? (1981) … It stars Richard Dreyfuss, so memorable as Quint’s nerdy nemesis in Jaws (1976), who plays a man/artist who loses the use of…

Read more The Cult of Whose Life is it Anyway? (1981) as YOU were better than a mercy Killing!

*contains spoilers “We’ve been dealt their doomwatch/Doomwatch,” says a local villager on the Hebridean island of Summerisle off the coast of Scotland in The Wicker Man (1973) … On the surface there seems to be an unhappy conspiracy on this island (Earth!) as actor Edward Woodward (1930-2009 in Truro, Cornwall) is an incorruptible puritan virgin…

Read more The Cult of Pagan Ritual in The Wicker Man (1973) Part One

*contains spoilers Forbidden Planet (1956) strikes at the heart of the climate change debate with a metaphor of angst being at the heart and its ‘sequel’ The Invisible Boy (1957) hints at drones, the internet and a supercomputer… and robots saving the innocence of children around the house. And time travel is in there too…

Read more The Cult of Robby the Robot in Forbidden Planet (1956) and others (Part One)

In terms of the tontine of Gaslight and the revolution against the union of toxic ‘gas-lighters’ in your neighbourhood or otherwise and the survivor is Angela Lansbury (1925-). She turned up in Brisbane nearly a decade ago and gave us a rendition of Driving Miss Daisy with the voice of Darth Vader of Star Wars…

Read more David Bowie’s Revenge for Gaslight (1944) in the AC/DC war of The Prestige (Part Two)