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IMDB Top 250: #250 – Before Sunset

250 films, 250 reviews. This is a pretty crazy idea, but who doesn’t love a challenge? Here at Cultured Vultures we’ll be counting down the IMDb Top 250 with a review for each from one of our dedicated film writers. Everything from…

REVIEW: Gone Girl

David Fincher's measured, glacial adaptation of the bestselling book gives us a horror movie with a difference. Moderate spoilers ahead. “What are you thinking? What are you feeling? What have we done to each other?” A young woman…

10 Most Misleadingly Awesome Trailers

Trailers are designed to entice a potential audience with an infinite amount of fade to blacks, hollow-sounding versions of classic songs and in the 90's, there was a husky-voiced guy narrating everything. I wonder what happened to him.…

REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy

It’s barely August and there have already been 4 films based on Marvel Comics released this year - there’s no denying Marvel’s complete domination of the big and small screen as of late. Yet, despite the success of Captain…

REVIEW: Hercules

The WWE is perhaps the most bizarre, abstract soap-opera in TV history and The Rock is their Phil Mitchell: a solid, dependable source of drama and general mayhem. I haven't sampled its pleasures in about 10 years, but I'm still filled with…

REVIEW: Boyhood

There’s no doubt by now that Richard Linklater can expertly use the concept of time so effectively throughout his films. In his most famous work in Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight (1995, 2004 and 2013 respectively),…

Ones to Watch: Leeshon Alexander

When we first heard the synopsis to We Are Monster starring Leeshon Alexander, we sat up and took notice. Visceral by its very definition, it follows the true life story of one of the many failings of a British institute when it placed a…

REVIEW: Maleficent

Although I'm a grumpy cynical cow, I do still love a good Disney film, and because I am a grumpy cynical cow, the villains have typically always been my favourite characters. There is something intrinsically appealing about Disney villains.…

Be Kind, Rewind (the VHS)

As the Millennium dawned, I started growing hair where it had not grown before. I was transforming, this was my rite of passage. As I grew, technology grew and the face of everything we knew was changing. For better or worse is a matter of…

REVIEW: A Touch of Sin

A man sits on his motorbike, tossing a tomato up and down in his hand, while surveying the macabre aftermath of a motorway accident. Minutes later, he takes a bite and a vehicle explodes. This eerie scene serves as the introduction and…