Category Archives: Film

Saturday Matinee: Last Days of Coney Island

In the cheap glitter and glow of a fading Coney Island a group of characters live out their sordid, strange lives trying to get somewhere fast – any way they can. Desperately trying to love and be loved. These cops, … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: La Antena (feat. CHI Factory)

“La Antena” (2007) is a surreal Argentine parable written and directed by Esteban Sapir. A non-subtitled low resolution video of the film was previously featured as a Saturday Matinee. However, this is a higher-res version with English subtitles featuring a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Everything is Terrible! Holiday Special

O’er the years EIT! has built upon their classic Holiday Special, each year creating a more abominable video collage of everyone’s least favorite time of the year! A millennium’s worth of VHS memories of misplaced sentimentalities, fist fights over toys … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Radio Free Albemuth

In light of Philip K. Dick’s birthday tomorrow (he would have been 90), it’s an appropriate time to visit (or revisit) the film adaptation of his posthumously published novel “Radio Free Albemuth”. Being a longtime PKD fan and one of … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Boxer’s Omen

“The Boxer’s Omen” (1983) is a gonzo Hong Kong horror film directed by Kuei Chih-Hung and produced by the Shaw Brothers. Phillip Ko stars as Fei Kao, a boxer whose brother is nearly killed in a match by a rival … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Bimbo’s Initiation

“Bimbo’s Initiation” (1931) is an unnerving and surreal Fleischer Studio short animation. It’s an early example of mass media featuring blatant occult symbolism and has influenced a number of artists such as Jim Woodring (the Frank cartoons), Richard Elfman (Forbidden … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Shakedown (aka Blue Jean Cop)

“Shakedown” (1988) is an action/crime drama written and directed by James Glickenhaus. Peter Weller and Sam Elliot star as Dalton (an idealistic lawyer) and Marks (a veteran cop) who team up to defend a low-level crack dealer who is framed … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Bluefin

Film synopsis from BullfrogFilms.com: BLUEFIN is a tale of epic stakes set in “the tuna capital of the world,” North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The film explores the baffling mystery of why the normally wary bluefin tuna no longer … Continue reading

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