Category Archives: Film

Saturday Matinee: Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

Review by Chuck Foster Source: Film Threat On March 31st, 1971, an independent film made by a black man for the black community opened at the Grand Circus Theatre in Detroit and broke the house record. Two days later, it … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Over the Edge

“Over The Edge”: The 1979 teen angst film that introduced a generation to Rockford, Illinois’s Cheap Trick By Brian Thomas Source: Night Flight We’ll get to Cheap Trick’s contributions to the soundtrack in a moment, but first let’s take a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Emerald Forest

A drama about the clash between an Amazonian rainforest tribe with an ecological ethic and modern corporate interests who measure everything by progress. Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Source: Spirituality & Practice “Rainforests are one of the most … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Millenium Actress

An enchanting Japanese animated film about a woman whose life is propelled by the yearning of her heart for a mysterious stranger. Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Source: Spirituality & Practice In the opening scene of this exquisite … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Perfect Blue

“Perfect Blue” (1997) is a psychological thriller anime directed by Satoshi Kon, written by Sadayuki Murai, and based on the novel “Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis” by Yoshikazu Takeuchi. The film follows Mima Kirigoe, a member of a Japanese idol group, … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Fight Club

Fight Club: A philosophical analysis Alter ego, consumerism, identity, anarchy, masculinity, order and chaos. By DM Source: blastingnews Based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of the same name, a film that was initially a commercial failure is now widely considered a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Osterman Weekend

Ahead of its time – brilliant, entertaining, insightful Review By nfaust1 Source: IMDB When this movie originally came out, five years after CONVOY (a muddled, but in many ways spectacular entertainment), many critics moaned that Peckinpah had yet again displayed … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Sans Soliel

“Sans Soliel” (1983) is an experimental film by acclaimed French director Chris Marker which compiles footage recorded in various countries around the world and presents it in collage-like form. The movie features no synchronized sound, but instead ties the various … Continue reading

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