Category Archives: Film

Saturday Matinee: District B13

By Brian Eggert Source: Deep Focus Review If the movies from French producer Luc Besson’s factory of B-grade actioners, District 13 (Banlieue 13, 2004) stands among the best. This is your typical martial arts-laden action extravaganza, filled with thumping techno music, a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Secret of Roan Inish

By Roger Ebert Source: RogerEbert.com One day, many years ago, an ancestor of Fiona spied a beautiful creature sunning by the sea. She was both woman and seal. We would call her a mermaid, but on that western coast of … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu All Over Again

The Matrix, resurrected By John Semley Source: The Baffler MIDWAY THROUGH 1999’S THE MATRIX, Keanu Reeves’s hacker-cum-cyberpunk-messiah Neo sees a black cat shivering in a doorway. Then, he sees it again. “Woah,” he utters, in that trademark, flat Keanu Reeves way. … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings

By Andrew Skeates Source: Far East Films Tsui Hark returns for a third go around in his fantasy blockbuster franchise, sending the titular Dee on another eye-boggling, mind-warping, wuxia-infused adventure. While the first instalment saw Andy Lau take on the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: A Midnight Clear

By James Berardinelli Source: ReelViews.net December 1944 in the Ardennes. The Battle of the Bulge is beginning. The snow is falling gently, coating everything in white. It’s here that the members of a small American Intelligence squad find themselves holed … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: In Time

A thought-provoking sci-fi thriller set in the future that taps into some of the most troubling inequities and problems of our era, the lack of time. By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Source: Spirituality and Practice The best science fiction … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Monopoly – Follow the Money

By Stuart Bramhall Source: The Most Revolutionary Act Monopoly – Follow the Money Directed by Tim Gielen (2021) Translated by Vrouwen voor Vrijeid (Women for Freedom) This Dutch documentary attempts to pinpoint the main corporations and individuals responsible for the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Parasite

Bong Joon-ho delivers a biting satirical thriller about class warfare and social inequality By Prahlad Srihari Source: Firstpost. Bong Joon-ho has always been interested in the mechanics of genre cinema. The South Korean director has made a career of subverting … Continue reading

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