The March edition of Total Film is the Cult Movies Issue, celebrating cult films past, present and future – including Joaquin Phoenix in the biggest trip of the year, Inherent Vice. Plus Fifty Shades Of Grey, Doctor Strange, our Oscars preview and more!
What makes a cult movie? We can't promise you a definitive definition (after all, arguing about it is half the fun) but we can promise you a full-blown celebration of all things cult in the March issue of Total Film.
We kick off in style with a special collector's edition cover – a world-exclusive, hand-drawn work of art depicting Joaquin Phoenix in the year's biggest trip, Inherent Vice, a see-it-to-believe-it thriller from Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood). We chat exclusively to the director and his stars. And take a look below for the glorious subscribers-only cover: imagine having that beauty land on your doormat!
We also bring you the list of the greatest, wildest, most gloriously notorious cult movies of all time – from the ones you've heard of but haven't seen to the so-bad-they're-amazing.
Going from the margins to the mainstream, we also preview this year's Oscars, sizing up the major contenders and revisiting some of the most memorable moments in golden-baldie history.
The star of Best Picture hopeful Boyhood, Ethan Hawke, looks back on his eclectic career in our TF Interview, and we talk to Ryan Gosling about his talking-point directorial debut Lost River.
We also bring you exclusive behind-the-scenes artwork from the Wachowskis' sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending and ask whether Fifty Shades Of Grey will be as big a bonk-buster on screen as in print.
Plus! Julianne Moore, Chris Pratt and news on Marvel movies Doctor Strange and Deadpool. All this and the world's best movie reviews!
Total Film 229 is available at all good newsagents now (and you can order the issue online here)
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IN THE ISSUE THIS MONTH…
INHERENT VICEPaul Thomas Anderson reunites with Joaquin Phoenix for the psychedelic tale of a pothead PI searching for a missing tycoon. It’s an instant cult classic.
THE GREATEST CULT MOVIES OF ALL TIMEWeird creatures, unlikely heroes, black-and-white curios and, erm, a human centipede. Total Film celebrates cinema’s glorious mavericks and mould-breakers.
JULIANNE MOOREShe’s one of the most versatile, interesting actresses working today, and she’s just received her fifth Oscar nomination. Could Still Alice be the film to finally lift her to awards glory?
ETHAN HAWKEAfter avoiding the obvious path through Hollywood, Ethan Hawke is as relaxed as ever as he hits his career prime. In our exclusive interview, the actor talks Boyhood, box-office hits and beyond.
Keanu Reeves ‘does a Taken’ and lights the fuse on an explosive comeback as an action man.
Plus, all the latest cinema reviews and home entertainment releases reviewed and rated, including our verdict on Ex_Machina, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Whiplash.