CULT CRITIC: THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF THE WORLD
“Definition of the Independent Film is Torture with less money and time ” ― Joey Lauren Adams
Welcome to the September 2018 issue of Cult Critic Magazine. Summer is over and Fall is slowly but surely, creeping in. Although many of us see this as the time when nature dies, we need to remember it does so just to be reborn half a year later. Unlike nature, filmmakers don't seem to have the half-year patience. Their death/rebirth cycle is faster, more on point and most importantly, unending. Films are pouring in from every corner of the world so fast it's almost impossible to notice when the calm happens. Who knows, maybe it doesn't happen at all. Maybe filmmakers are an everlasting force that never stops giving. Not even for a second.
We try to conjugate the various aspects of filmmaking with film reviews, interviews, tech tips, analysis of some cinematic legacies and detailed reports on global motion picture and digital entertainment industry. This path brings out new cinematic voices, reinforces a global culture of filmmaking with no frontiers of any kind, and promotes the passion to capture and reinvent the world through cinema. With that, we hope we'll fulfill all our duties and although we're serious about our work, at the end of the day we can't help but smile.
This is a long-term goal for Cult Critic and Human Lab Corporation, the company which is running the film magazine, Calcutta International Cult Film Festival and distributes independent films globally. A positive perspective is invaluable and vital in the quest for success. Last year we saw a comprehensive range of filmmakers who set a new benchmark in the world of cinema through some explicit works. This year Cult Critic Magazine welcomes all zealous and fervent filmmakers who not only fought their own battles in representing their films but also created a niche in the world of cinema.
Thus, although countries left in the World Cup will boil down to the best one, here, the entire world shares the first place together - always have and always will be.
With articles from professional filmmakers, Cult Critic also brings to bear the market trends in digital entertainment and filmmaking worldwide. This is more of a trade publication than a movie tabloid and thus Cult Critic serves as a network for filmmakers to advertise, share their expertise, interact and grow within a more self-reliant and autonomous structure.
So stay tuned and enjoy this monthly edition.
On the behalf of the Cult Critic Team, I wish you all the best! Move forward zealous filmmakers and with each day become better!