Category Archives: Film

Saturday Matinee: Tales From the Far Side

“Tales From the Far Side” (1994) is an animated short film anthology adaptation of Gary Larson’s popular single-panel comic series The Far Side. Drawing mostly on horror film tropes, the loosely-structured film focuses on the macabre side of Larson’s unique … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Good Morning Mr. Orwell

PETER GABRIEL, LAURIE ANDERSON, OINGO BOINGO, ALLEN GINSBERG, JOHN CAGE & OTHERS USHER IN 1984 By Martin Schneider Source: Dangerous Minds George Orwell’s sinister novel Nineteen Eighty-Four made it inevitable that the arrival of his eponymous year would be a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: David Lynch Presents the History of Surrealist Film (1987)

By Colin Marshall Source: Open Culture What living director has drawn the descriptor “surreal” more often than David Lynch? If you’ve seen, or rather experienced, a few of his films — particularly Eraserhead, Lost Highway, Mulholland Dr., or Inland Empire, … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman Is a Hero Only The Military-Industrial Complex Could Create

By Jonathan Cooke Source: TruePublica For a while I have been pondering whether to write a review of the newly released Wonder Woman, to peel back the layers of comic-book fun to reveal below the film’s disturbing and not-so-covert political … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Eraserhead

“Eraserhead” (1977) is an infamous cult classic and debut feature film written, produced, and directed by David Lynch. The majority of the plot involves the struggles of Henry (Jack Nance) as he cares for a severely deformed baby in an … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Day of the Locust

“The Day of the Locust” (1975) is a dark historical drama directed by John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy) with a screenplay by blacklisted writer Waldo Salt based on a novel by Nathaniel West. The plot follows aspiring art director Tod (William … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Bringing Out the Dead

“Bringing Out the Dead” (1999) is the fourth collaboration between director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader (and their most underrated). Based on a novel by Joe Connelly, the plot follows New York paramedic Frank Pierce (Nicolas Cage), who’s on … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Rollerball (1975)

The Science Fiction of Rollerball Is Nothing Compared to the Facts of Real Life Control By Rich Monetti Source: Omni If you’ve never seen Rollerball, stop what you’re doing and dial up the DVD for this 1975 Science Fiction Movie … Continue reading

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