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Caligula (1979): “Let them hate me, so long as they fear me.”

A convenient summary of this entire review: I sat through almost three hours of this film so you don’t have to. Caligula (1979, dir. Tinto Brass) is a sprawling historical epic of the life of the Roman Emperor Caligula (Malcolm McDowell). Beginning from his carefree youth, before he became the infamous Emperor, this film tells […]

if…. (1968): “Violence and revolution are the only pure acts.”

Winner of the Palm d’Or at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival, Lindsay Anderson’s if…. (1968) is a strange film which shines a light on the trials and tribulations of life at a boarding school for boys. It is the start of a new term at the school. Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell) is the ringleader of […]