Category Archives: A Cult of One

A Cult Of One: Ripley’s Game

Directed by Liliana Cavani | Written by Cavani, Charles McKeown, from the Patricia Highsmith novel | 110 min | 2002 | VOD, Digital, and Hoopla This is a semi-regular segment on FITI where I shine a light on a feature distinctly unloved, or underloved, which for one reason or another deserves reappraisal. I was reminded…Read More

A Cult Of One: The Bounty

This is a semi-regular segment on FITI that shines a light on a feature distinctly unloved, or underloved, and for one reason or another deserves reappraisal.  Directed by Roger Donaldson | Written by Robert Bolt and Ian Mune, from the book Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian by Richard Hough | 132 min  | 1984 |…Read More

A Cult Of One: Dragonwheel

Welcome back to a semi-regular feature on FITI called ” A Cult of One,” where I highlight an older film that I think is worth discovering.  Written and Directed by Tricia Fish | 94 min | 2002 | On DVD  An opportunity to interview writer-director Tricia Fish — of New Waterford Girl fame — led…Read More

A Cult Of One: 84 Charing Cross Road

This is an intermittent feature on FITI where I highlight an older film that doesn’t get much love but I believe is worth discovering… or rediscovering.  Directed by David Hugh Jones | Written by Hugh Whitemore, adapting the play by James Roose-Evans and the book by Helene Hanff | 100 min | 1987 | Netflix…Read More

A Cult Of One: Miami Vice

This is a semi-regular feature on FITI where I highlight an older film that doesn't get much love but I believe is worth discovering... or rediscovering.  Written and directed by Michael Mann, based on the TV series by Mann and Anthony Yerkovich | 134 min | 2006 When people talk about Michael Mann's best work, they…Read More

A Cult Of One: Code 46

Welcome back to a semi-regular feature—though I realized today that it's been more than two years since I last did one of these—on FITI called ” A Cult of One,” where I highlight an older film that doesn't get much love but is worth discovering.  Directed by Michael Winterbottom | Written by Frank Cotterell Boyce…Read More

A Cult Of One: Enigma

Directed by Michael Apted, Written by Tom Stoppard, adapting the novel by Robert Harris | 2001 Welcome back to a semi-regular feature on FITI called " A Cult of One." It highlights an older film that (IMHO) is worth discovering. http://youtu.be/5NrfiIpUd20 Enigma actually was fairly well-received at the time, but it seems to have vanished from…Read More

A Cult of One: Tequila Sunrise

The last one of these digressions was also a Michelle Pfeiffer movie, but you shouldn't expect a pattern.  Here's one that the critics were particularly cool on—it remains at 44% on Rotten Tomatoes. But it's a film that deserves a cult. I'm happy to be in it, even if I'm the only one. Tequila Sunrise…Read More

A Cult of One: The Russia House

Welcome back to this irregular feature on Flaw In The Iris, where I revisit an unheralded or underloved movie in my vault. I'm hoping to explain why the film works and why it deserves a fanbase. I'm also willing to accept I may be the only person to really appreciate the film in question... feel…Read More