Category Archives: Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee: Ghost in the Shell

“Ghost in the Shell” (1995) is a cyberpunk anime directed by Mamoru Oshii and based on the manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. Set in 2029 Japan, the plot centers on Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg public-security agent hunting … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Taxi Driver

By Roger Ebert Source: RogerEbert.com Are you talkin’ to me? Well, I’m the only one here. –Travis Bickle in “Taxi Driver” It is the last line, “Well, I’m the only one here,” that never gets quoted. It is the truest … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Heathers

“Heathers” (1988) is a dark high school comedy written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann. “The Heathers” of the title refers to Westerburg High School’s elite clique of popular girls, whose  newest member is Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder). … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Videodrome

“Videodrome” (1983) is a Canadian science fiction/body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg. Set in Toronto during the early 1980s, it follows Max Renn (James Woods) the CEO of a small UHF television station who stumbles upon a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: American: The Bill Hicks Story

From the film’s official website: Three years in the making, AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story brings the tale of one of modern culture’s most iconic heroes to the big screen. Like many who have a strong sense of their place in history, … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Viva la Muerte

“Viva la Muerte” (1971) is a French-Tunisian drama film shot in Tunisia and directed by Fernando Arrabal, one of the founders of the Panic Movement (with Alejandro Jodorowsky and Roland Topor). The film takes place at the end of the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: First Reformed

Synopsis by A24 Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Population: 1

Home of the Grave: Rene Daalder’s ‘Population: 1’ By Eve Tushner Source: We Are The Mutants “It is my dubious privilege to confirm the fact that man never invented anything that he didn’t eventually put to use.” That’s how Tomata … Continue reading

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