Surreal/Art films, Dream Theater, Prog, Surrealism, Bohemianism, Holland National Football Team, Arsenal, Cricket Australia, Android. "We move in circles, Balanced all the while, On a gleaming razor's edge, A perfect sphere, Colliding with our fate, This story ends where it began".
A cult is a religion with no political power. Tom Wolfe
You will find many cult film ratings over internet but they’re falsely based on popularity of the movies rather than according to their quality & cult cinema definition. Here I will try to rate them according to their quality & cultness. They’re worth getting your attention ’cause of their less popularity. Here’s the list:
Eraserhead (1977) Directed by David Lynch
Withnail and I (1987) Directed by Bruce Robinson
Kafka (1991) Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Naked Lunch (1991) Directed by David Cronenberg
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) Directed by David Lynch
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Directed by Terry Gilliam
Crumb (1994) Directed by Terry Zwigoff
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)Directed by Frank Darabont
Pi (1998) Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Brazil (1985) Directed by Terry Gilliam
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) Directed by Todd Solondz
Ghost World (2001) Directed by Terry Zwigoff
A Clockwork Orange (1971) Directed by Stanley Kubrick
The Big Lebowski (1998) Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985) Directed by Tim Burton
Bottle Rocket (1996) Directed by Wes Anderson
Barton Fink (1991) Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
Zabriskie Point (1970) Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
The Hunger (1983) Directed by Tony Scott
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) Directed by Jim Jarmusch
The Room (2003) Directed by Tommy Wiseau
Love Story (1970) Directed by Arthur Hiller
Harold and Maude (1971) Directed by Hal Ashby
Easy Rider (1969) Directed by Dennis Hopper
Clerks (1994) Directed by Kevin Smith
Labyrinth (1986) Directed by Jim Henson
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Directed by Tobe Hooper
Get Carter (1971) Directed by Mike Hodges
Quadrophenia (1979) Directed by Franc Roddam
Repo Man (1984) Directed by Alex Cox
Velvet Goldmine (1998) Directed by Todd Haynes
Suspiria (1977) Directed by Dario Argento
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Directed by Jim Sharman
Re-Animator (1985) Directed by Stuart Gordon
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) Directed by Ed Wood
Akira (1988) Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo
They Live (1988) Directed by John Carpenter
Pink Flamingos (1972) Directed by John Waters
Freaks (1932) Directed by Tod Browning
Videodrome (1983) Directed by David Cronenberg
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Heathers (1988) Directed by Michael Lehmann
The Evil Dead (1981) Directed by Sam Raimi
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Night of the Living Dead (1968) Directed by George A. Romero
A promise of future
Dreaming in colour
The feeling is so real
Beauty is endless
When we talk about Anathema, the first thing that comes into mind is true musicianship. Anathema consists of true artists who give their heart and blood to their music. That’s the reason there music is so touching that it becomes actually tangible and you can surely feel that strength, tangibility through their music.
I have been a fan of Anathema and Dream Theater for quite some time now. I’m into prog just because of them. They had introduced me to perfect genre of music for which I will always be thankful to them. Now let’s talk about the most anticipated album of 2014 and it’s Anathema’s Distant Satellites. This album is about 57 minutes long and most of the tracks are 5+ minutes long.
Highlight of the album is it’s three part epic: “The Lost Song, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3” which is perfect and my favorite too. Don’t underestimate vocal strength of Vincent Cavanagh & Lee Douglas on this track, they know their work. My other favorite tracks are: “Anathema”, “Distant Satellites”, “Dusk (Dark Is Descending)”, “Ariel”, “Take Shelter”. There’s one instrumental too which is called “Firelight”. And one other song’s name is “You’re Not Alone”. Song writing of every track is deep and touching too. They have really nailed it with the lyrics this time again.
After making perfect albums like “We’re Here Because We’re Here (2010)” and “Weather Systems (2012)”, they have taken perfection to next level which isn’t a surprise because this what we expect from a band of their caliber. Overall this album is totally flawless. It’s a dream come true for prog & good music listener. Anathema’s Distant Satellites is melodic, intense, physical and right from the heart of true artists.
You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity.
The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson was the most anticipated movie of 2013. From the beginning I was sure The Grand Budapest Hotel gonna be perfect because Wes Anderson is an exceptional director and he never disappoints.
So finally I saw the most anticipated movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel” after 1 year of wait. I knew Wes Anderson never disappoints and he has surpassed my expectations.
Just look at the cast, how much talented the cast is: Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, Harvey Keitel, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, F Murray Abraham, Tony Revolori. These are called real actors unlike phony popular so called actors. I think it was the best cast in a single film.
The main characters of the movie were Ralph Fiennes (Monsieur Gustave H) & Tony Revolori (Young Zero Moustafa). Both character’s acting was sublime. On a funny note, you both are made for each other. I must admit that everyone’s acting was majestic, PERIOD.
The best surprise was Tilda Swinton’s character as Madame Céline Villeneuve Desgoffe-und-Taxis (Madame D.). What have they done to her in this film was really hilarious. She has changed from Caravaggio days. Yes, Derek Jarman’s art film “Caravaggio” & all other Jarman films. And how can I forget her performance in “Only Lovers Left Alive” with John Hurt.
Edward Norton as Inspector Henckels looked really different from his other movies. Adrien Brody as Dmitri Desgoffe-und-Taxis was rad too. Don’t forget wicked English accent of Jude Law (The Author as a Young Man).
I think Wes Anderson has surpassed his previous already perfect films with this glorious film. The Grand Budapest Hotel is cinema’s victory and here comes standing ovation from my side for Wes Anderson and every one who worked for the success of this masterpiece film.