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Posted in Uncategorized on November 13, 2008 by themoviecult

The Cult is back. Normal posting will ensue.


This is what happens when an unstoppable force hits an immovable object

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 16, 2008 by themoviecult

If I’m still writing this thing in five to ten years time, I will talk about Batman 2: The Dark Knight. I’m not going to go into too much detail here. This is out of the ordinary. I don’t usually talk about new films.

I don’t want to be a wanker – I’m not going to exaggerate and call the new Batman movie perfect… Perfection isn’t attainable.

I’m in love with Nolan. He’s amazing. I’ve watched his early work, and seen the talent. I’ve seen him get better and better with each film. The Dark Knight is a landmark film for Nolan in terms of characters, plot, dialogue, concepts and themes. The Joker was everything I hoped he would be, and none of my fears for him became an actuality. The connection between Batman and Joker, and the insight into the Joker’s mind is there, and it works so well. Almost everything else is great as well.

The wait, the hype, the anticipation. It was all worth it. Go out and see the movie.


Posted in Uncategorized on June 1, 2008 by themoviecult

Hi. I’m Matthew Nicol. This is the Cult – my blog about movies.


I love movies. I’m sometimes fanatical about them. I spend a lot of my spare time and money watching them. Even b-grade movies can be awesome, despite their low budgets and review scores.


I like the far off places I get to go to when I watch movies. Sometimes into history. Sometimes into the mind of a surrealist writer or director. I like turning bad acting performances into little in-jokes among my circle of friends, and I enjoy speculating on what just happened when the director has left it up to me to do so.


I don’t really have any credentials. I don’t consider myself to be an expert on movies. I love to watch them, and I know what I like. That’s about as far as it goes. I’ll be talking about movie issues and trends on this page, and hopefully sharing a bit about the cinema that I enjoy best.


I hope you’ll stick around.