Category Archives: Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee: Izo

Synopsis from Wikipedia: IZO is a 2004 Japanese film, directed by Takashi Miike. The main character of the film is Izo Okada (1832–1865), the historical samurai and assassin in 19th century Japan who was tortured and executed by beheading in … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Beyond the Black Rainbow

“Beyond the Black Rainbow” (2010) is a Canadian experimental sci-fi film written and directed by Panos Cosmatos. The Cronenberg-esque plot focuses on Elena, a test subject with ESP abilities, who struggles to escape a New Age lab facility called the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Seam

A Synthetic Human Fights to Survive in Visually Stunning Scifi Short Seam  By Cheryl Eddy Source: io9 In the not-too-distant future, a tenuous peace between humans and remarkably humanlike “machines”—some don’t even know they’re not real—is tested when synthetics begin … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!!!

“I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!!!” (2015) is a short documentary directed by Charlie Tyrell and narrated by the late Jonathan Demme. It focuses on an underappreciated underground cartoon from the 1970s called Reid Fleming: The World’s Toughest … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Hukkle

“Hukkle” (2002) is an experimental independent Hungarian film directed by György Pálfi and loosely based on an actual event. With nearly no dialogue, the film depicts seemingly mundane and disconnected scenes which gradually form a narrative related to a folksong sung at the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: American Nomads

Synopsis from Top Documentary Films Beneath the America we think we know lies a nation hidden from view – a nomadic nation, living on the roads, the rails and in the wild open spaces. In its deserts, forests, mountain ranges … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Final Deployment 4: Queen Battle Walkthrough

Too Many Cooks Creator Takes on Videogame YouTubers in New Adult Swim Short By Garrett Martin Source: Paste Magazine We should probably be past the point where YouTube videogame walkthroughs and Twitch streams seem weird or confusing. People have been … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: A Boy and His Dog

The great science fiction writer Harlan Ellison recently passed away on June 27. Whether or not one is familiar with his large body of work (the majority of which are short stories), “A Boy and His Dog” (1975), is definitely … Continue reading

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