Category Archives: Film

Saturday Matinee: Visioneers

Review by Eric D. Snider Source: EricDSnider.com Most of the individual components of “Visioneers” are not new, nor are the film’s ideas particularly deep. Yet somehow the combination, written and directed by brothers Jared and Brandon Drake — in their … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Valley Girl

80S BITS: VALLEY GIRL By Richard Grey Source: TheRealBits.com With the release of a fourth American Pie film this year, one that largely looks back at the highs and lows of the 1999 original, it is tough to imagine a time when … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie

Review by Jim Tudor Source: Screen Anarchy Having never seen the comedic TV work of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (“Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”), I went into their feature-length variation, “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie”, braced … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Winnebago Man double feature

From Wikipedia: Winnebago Man is a 2009 American documentary film directed by Ben Steinbauer. The film follows the Internet phenomenon created by a series of twenty-year-old outtakes from a Winnebago sales video featuring profane outbursts from the salesperson, Jack Rebney. Originally intended as an inside joke, the video spread across … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Chicago Conspiracy Eight

The Real Chicago 8 Movie: R.G. Davis Gets it Right By Jonah Raskin Source: CounterPunch In January 1970, R.G. Davis, the founder of the San Francisco Mime Troupe and one of the fathers of guerrilla theater, filmed a 60-minute video … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Making Waves

Film Review: ‘Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound’ A lively movie-love documentary looks at the history of sound design in Hollywood, as innovated by artists of technology like Walter Murch. By Owen Gleiberman Source: Variety Among the pivotal and … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Dark Star

“Dark Star” (1974) is a science fiction comedy directed and produced by John Carpenter and co-written with Dan O’Bannon. The film originated as a USC film project from 1970 to 1972 and expanded to a feature length project in 1974. … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Get Crazy

Review by Donald Guarisco Source: AllMovie.com Though it rarely gets mentioned in round ups of rock and roll movies, Get Crazy is one of that genre’s best outings. The script offers a savvy satire of the rock business, put forth … Continue reading

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