*contains spoilers He is the head of Australian International Pictures, and it is no coincidence that it sounds like Roger Corman’s American International Pictures. Adelaide-based filmmaker Wayne Groom produced his first independent movie in the early 80s with a film on a microbudget which still sent him broke. It was unfortunate because what low-budget dreams…

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*contains spoilers The horror movie Us (2019) could also stand for U.S. or United States because the phenomenon which unfolds in the film seems to be only happening in that country. That is not to say that it isn’t happening elsewhere but the events seem to be homegrown. As the beginning of the movie declares:…

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*contains spoilers J.J. Abrams is the man who directed the Star Trek films (2009 and 2013), Super 8 (2011) and of course two parts of the latest Star Wars trilogy (2015 and 2019) and who wrote Forever Young (1992), Armageddon (1998), not to mention some people’s favorite Gone Fishin’ (1997). His Bad Robot Productions along…

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As I set out to write this blog, I guess I have to ask this question. But those who like cult films, or have cult films of their own, already know the answer. It’s those films which we connect with, no matter what the critics say… films which we claim as our own, whether we…

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