Category Archives: Film

Saturday Matinee: Vermilion Pleasure Night

“Vermilion Pleasure Night” (2000) was a Japanese late night variety show incorporating live-action and animated skits that run the gamut from surreal, sexy, profane, disturbing and satirical. Director Yoshimasa Ishibashi is an acclaimed artist whose installations have been featured at … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Review: COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD, Pretzels of Truth and Performance Art By Kurt Halfyard Source: Film Anarchy “This could either be the world’s biggest murder mystery, or the world’s most idiotic conspiracy theory.” Two years before the JFK assassination, on the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Koyaanisqatsi

Source: Koyaanisqatsi.org KOYAANISQATSI, Reggio’s debut as a film director and producer, is the first film of the QATSI trilogy. The title is a Hopi Indian word meaning “life out of balance.” Created between 1975 and 1982, the film is an … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius

Review By Steve Davis Source: The Austin Chronicle You couldn’t escape his ubiquitous mug back when Austin was truly weird. It appeared on bumper stickers, bulletin boards, telephone poles, streetlights, bathroom walls, and more: A perfectly coiffed and lantern-jawed 1950s … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Cops vs. Thugs

Cops Vs. Thugs — No Honour Among Thieves (or Cops) By Ben Warnock Source: Ben Warnock Blog “Yakuza and cops are just the same. We respect the law instead of a code. We’re the dropouts who couldn’t get good jobs.” … Continue reading

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GASLIGHTING: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SHAPING ANOTHER’S REALITY

By Cynthia Chung Source: Waking Times “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.“You must … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity

By Matt Zoller Seitz Source: RogerEbert.com Documentaries about visual artists tend to be so boringly conceived—talk about the life, show a picture, talk about the life, show another picture—that you may not realize what you’ve been missing until you see one as … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: EMILY @ THE EDGE OF CHAOS

Synopsis by Kino Lorber The brilliantly illuminating Emily @ the Edge of Chaos interweaves Emily Levine’s live performance with animation, appearances by scientists, and animated characters (John Lithgow as Sir Isaac Newton, Lily Tomlin as Ayn Rand, Leonard Nimoy as … Continue reading

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