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‘Cube’ is a scrappy little piece of government-funded genre weirdness

22 April 2015 6:56 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Cube

Written by André Bijélic, Graeme Manson, and Vincenzo Natali

Directed by Vincenzo Natali

aanada, 1997

There is such a thing as “pre-critic” movies. These are the films that had a major psychic impact on a writer or thinker way before they have even considered (or even imagined) the possibility of having cinematic sensibilities or intellectual engagement with movies as art-objects. These movies tend to be pop culture touchstones; movies like the first Star Wars film or Ghostbusters or Pulp Fiction are common ones in part because of their ubiquity. But as with all generalizations, there are always outliers and oddities. One of my pre-critic movies, which I saw as a young man of fifteen on Canadian cable on a sunny Saturday afternoon, was Vincenzo Natali’s 1997 sci-fi horror film Cube. To this day, it remains one of my very favourite films, a scrappy little piece of government-funded genre weirdness that gets by on crack direction, »

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