Category Archives: Film

Saturday Matinee: The Veto

THE VETO: Film exposing CNN, Al Jazeera, Channel 4 and the western media propaganda war against Syria By Vanessa Beeley Source: 21st Century Wire I met journalist and friend Rafiq Lutf and cameraman Abdul-Mun’aim Arnous in January 2018 and I … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Hard To Be A God

Source: Kanopy When legendary Russian auteur Aleksei German died in 2013, he left behind this extraordinary final film, a phantasmagoric adaptation of the revered sci-fi novel by the Strugatsky brothers (authors of the source novel for Tarkovsky’s Stalker). Hard to … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Hotel Artemis

As rioting rocks Los Angeles in the year 2028, disgruntled thieves make their way to Hotel Artemis — a 13-story, members-only hospital for criminals. It’s operated by the Nurse, a no-nonsense, high-tech healer who already has her hands full with … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Julian Assange, a Modern Day Hero? Inside the World of WikiLeaks

A 3 hour version of the unbiased and informative 2011 documentary about persecuted journalist and activist Julian Assange. Also features Daniel Ellsberg. Watch the full film here.

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Saturday Matinee: Mediastan

A small group of Wikileaks journalists make their way through Central Asia interviewing newspaper editors. Their real goal: to find local media outlets to publish secret US diplomatic cables. This intelligent, guerrilla-style doc follows their fascinating journey from Afghanistan to … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Billy Budd

“Billy Budd” (1962) is a British drama produced, directed, and co-written by Peter Ustinov. In this film adaptation of the stage play of Herman Melville’s short novel of the same name, young Billy Budd (Terence Stamp) is conscripted by the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Tusalava

Life emerges, evolves and fights for supremacy in this 1929 avant-garde classic Source: Aeon The New Zealand-born artist Leonard Charles Huia Lye (1901-80), better known as Len Lye, is renowned for his work in kinetic sculpture and experimental film, and … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Boogie

“Boogie” (2009) is an animated Argentinian action comedy based on a cult comic by Roberto Fontanarrosa, and directed by Gustavo Cova. The voices of protagonists Boogie and Marcia were performed by Pablo Echarri and Nancy Dupláa and the 3D animated … Continue reading

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