Category Archives: Saturday Matinee

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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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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Saturday Matinee: Hard To Be A God

Source: Kanopy When legendary Russian auteur Aleksei German died in 2013, he left behind this extraordinary final film, a phantasmagoric adaptation of the revered sci-fi novel by the Strugatsky brothers (authors of the source novel for Tarkovsky’s Stalker). Hard to … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Hotel Artemis

As rioting rocks Los Angeles in the year 2028, disgruntled thieves make their way to Hotel Artemis — a 13-story, members-only hospital for criminals. It’s operated by the Nurse, a no-nonsense, high-tech healer who already has her hands full with … Continue reading

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