Category Archives: Film

Saturday Matinee: Wrong is Right

“Wrong is Right” (1982) is a prescient political satire directed by Richard Brooks and based on the novel by ”The Better Angels” by Charles McCarry. Sean Connery stars as Patrick Hale, a slick television journalist who becomes embroiled in a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Deep Cover

“Deep Cover” (1992) is a neo-noir crime thriller directed by Bill Duke with a screenplay by  Michael Tolkin (The New Age) and Henry Bean. Larry Fishburne plays an undercover police officer on the verge of going rogue with an attorney/drug … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Endangered Species

A Strange Harvest: Alan Rudolph’s ‘Endangered Species’ By Michael Grasso, K.E. Roberts, Richard McKenna Source: We Are the Mutants GRASSO: When our esteemed editor-in-chief recommended we look this week at the little-heralded-nor-remembered Endangered Species from 1982, I was cautiously optimistic. A … Continue reading

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Technotyranny: The Iron-Fisted Authoritarianism of the Surveillance State

By John W. Whitehead Source: Activist Post “There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me.’” ― Philip K. Dick Red pill or … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Zombies

The film Zombies is a journey between hope and dystopia in a hallucinated Kinshasa, from the culture of the hair salon to futuristic solitary clubbing, from the urban parade to the glory of a dictator in campaign (Papa Bollo) to … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Koyaanisqatsi

Young Life Out Of Balance: The Impact and Legacy of ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ By Michael Grasso Source: We Are the Mutants Throughout the latter half of the 1970s, ex-seminarian/political activist Godfrey Reggio and cinematographer Ron Fricke shot, assembled, and edited film footage … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Home and the World

“Ghare Baire” (“The Home and the World” ) is a 1984 Bengali film directed by Satyajit Ray and based on the novel of the same name by Rabindranath Tagore. Ray began the script for it in the 1940s, long before … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Veto

THE VETO: Film exposing CNN, Al Jazeera, Channel 4 and the western media propaganda war against Syria By Vanessa Beeley Source: 21st Century Wire I met journalist and friend Rafiq Lutf and cameraman Abdul-Mun’aim Arnous in January 2018 and I … Continue reading

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