Category Archives: Film

Saturday Matinee: 7 Boxes

“7 Boxes” (2012) is a Paraguayan thriller directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori. It takes place in Asunción circa 2005, where a daydreaming 17-year-old pushcart porter named Victor (Celso Franco) is contracted to deliver seven boxes of valuable … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Military Intelligence and You!

“Military Intelligence and You!” (2006) is a satire poking fun at the military-industrial complex written and directed by Dale Kutzera. Using public domain archival WW2 propaganda films mixed with new footage, the film tells the story of military intelligence officer … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Occupation of the American Mind

From OccupationMovie.org: Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and its repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world — except the United States. The Occupation of the American … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Threads

“Threads” (1984) is an apocalyptic cautionary tale written by Barry Hines, directed by Mick Jackson, and originally aired on BBC  2. It’s a docudrama depiction of nuclear war and its devastating effect on society and in particular two families in … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: How to Get Ahead in Advertising

“How to Get Ahead in Advertising” (1989) is a British comedy written and directed by Bruce Robinson (Withnail and I) and starring Richard E. Grant and Rachel Ward.  Grant plays Denis Dimbleby Bagley, a cold but effective ad executive who … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Selfish Ledger

“The Selfish Ledger” (2016) is a leaked internal Google video by Nick Foster, the head of design at Google’s research-and-development division, X. It draws on theories of evolutionary biology to explain how the collective data history of all devices could … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Horns and Halos

Review by Underground Film Journal Horns and Halos, which opened the 9th New York Underground Film Festival, is a documentary by married filmmakers Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky about the intrigue surrounding the publication of the controversial book Fortunate Son, … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Hi, Mom!

“Hi, Mom!” (1970) is a dark comedy directed by Brian De Palma and stars Robert De Niro. It’s a sequel to Greetings (1968) in which De Nero reprises his role of John Rubin who is now a voyeuristic filmmaker. John … Continue reading

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