Category Archives: Film

Saturday Matinee: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1978) is a science fiction horror film directed by Philip Kaufman (The Wanderers), with a screenplay by W.D. Richter (dir. Buckaroo Banzai) and starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Veronica Cartwright, Jeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy. … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Death Laid an Egg

Synopsis by Robert Firsching Source: AllMovie This is a deliriously strange thriller about a scientist (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who is breeding headless, boneless chickens at a high-tech farm. He’s having an affair with Ewa Aulin, who is plotting with him to … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Sorry We Missed You

“Sorry We Missed You”: Ken Loach Exposes the Holes in the Gig Economy By Chuck Collins Source: CounterPunch Director Ken Loach has done it again.  “Sorry We Missed You” is a family drama infused with a searing look at life … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Color Out of Space

By Peter Sobczynski Source: RogerEbert.com According to IMDb, the seemingly inexhaustible Nicolas Cage has no fewer than six additional movies in various stages of production that are currently scheduled for release in 2020, ranging from high-profile studio outings to the kind of … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: How to Operate Your Brain

Source: Open Culture Speaking at the Human Be-In in January 1967, Timothy Leary uttered the famous phrase borrowed from Marshall McLuhan, “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” It was shorthand for saying experiment with psychedelics and achieve new levels of consciousness. Almost 30 years … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Taking Liberties

“Taking Liberties” (2007) is a British documentary directed by Chris Atkins. Using a mix of animation, news footage and interviews, it examines how Labour has overreacted to the terror threat, using it as an excuse to weaken civil liberteis including … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

No Matter Where You Go, Here It Is By Peter Sobczynski Source: RogerEbert.com Practically from the moment that I first saw it at the age of 13 during its very brief run at the long-defunct Golf Mill Theaters (thanks for … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Trust Machine

TRUST MACHINE is the first blockchain-funded, blockchain-distributed, and blockchain-focused documentary. It explores the evolution of cryptocurrency, blockchain and decentralization, including the technology’s role in addressing important real-world problems, such as world hunger and income inequality. Watch the full film on … Continue reading

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