Category Archives: Film

Saturday Matinee: The Murder of Fred Hampton

Fred Hampton, founder of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, was assassinated by a special unit of the Chicago Police Department on December 4th, 1969 as he lay face down in bed. He was 21 years … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Soaked in Bleach

You Decide: “Soaked in Bleach” expounds on the events leading up to Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994 By Bryan Thomas Source: Night Flight In 2015, Benjamin Statler produced, wrote and directed Soaked in Bleach, a docu-drama that expounds on the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: High Rise

“High Rise” (2015) is a British dystopian film directed by Ben Wheatley and based on a novel of the same name by J.G. Ballard. The film is set in luxury tower in a 1970s version of the future. The building … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Happiness

“Happiness” (1998) is a bleakly dark comedy written and directed by Todd Solondz. It follows the lives of three sisters and their respective problematic relationships. Joy (Jane Adams), is the youngest sister and is viewed by her family as the … Continue reading

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Two for Tuesday

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Saturday Matinee: Testament

Cover Your Eyes: Lynne Littman’s ‘Testament’, 1983 By Richard McKenna Source: We Are the Mutants Testament Directed by Lynne Littman Paramount Pictures, 1983 1983 was a pretty fertile year for fictional nuclear apocalypses in Western popular culture. 2019: After the Fall … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Endless Night

‘The Endless Night: A Valentine to Film Noir’ an epic supercut of toxic masculinity and shady ladies By Richard Metzger Source: Dangerous Minds Set to the tune of Massive Attack’s “Angel,” Serena Bramble’s 2009 remix project “The Endless Night: A … Continue reading

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“An Enthusiastic Corporate Citizen”: David Cronenberg and the Dawn of Neoliberalism

(Editor’s note: In commemoration of director David Cronenberg’s 75th birthday we present this compelling and socially relevant analysis of his filmography.) By Michael Grasso Source: We Are the Mutants The cinematic corpus of David Cronenberg is probably best known for … Continue reading

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