Category Archives: Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee: Embrace of the Serpent

From Wikipedia: Embrace of the Serpent (Spanish: El abrazo de la serpiente) is a 2015 internationally co-produced adventure drama film directed by Ciro Guerra, and written by Guerra and Jacques Toulemonde Vidal. Shot almost entirely in black and white, the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Rakka

From Oats Studios Rakka is the story of broken humanity following the invasion of a technologically superior alien species. Bleak, harrowing and unrelenting, the humans we meet must find enough courage to go on fighting. Directed by Neill Blomkamp and … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Whoops Apocalypse

“Whoops Apocalypse” (1982) is a six-part television sitcom by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick, made by London Weekend Television for ITV. The series details the chaotic and increasingly unstable geopolitical situation leading up to the Apocalypse. The chain of events … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: T2 Trainspotting

“T2 Trainspotting” (2017) is a a sequel to the cult classic Trainspotting. Both films are directed by Danny Boyle, written by John Hodge, and based on novels by Irvine Welsh. T2 stars the original cast, including leads Ewan McGregor, Ewen … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Synecdoche, New York

Exploring Charlie Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, New York”: A Philosophical Analysis By Jordan Siron Source: Deathbed Decameron PREFACE “There are too many ideas and things and people. Too many directions to go. I was starting to believe the reason it matters to care … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Henry Fool

“Henry Fool” (1997) is an independent dark comedy written, produced and directed by Hal Hartley (b. 9/3/59). The plot centers on downtrodden garbage-man Simon Grim (James Urbaniak) who, with the encouragement of rebellious writer Henry Fool (Thomas Jay Ryan), becomes … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: John Dies at the End

“John Dies at the End” (2012) is a sci-fi/horror/comedy written and directed by Don Coscarelli and based on David Wong’s novel of the same name. Like Phantasm, it’s a cross-genre cult film involving an inter-dimensional invasion by body-snatching aliens, but … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Corporate Monster

By Rob Munday Source: Short of the Week From New Coke to the New World Order, conspiracy theories are rich throughout history and that stranger you meet in the bar, or family member you get stuck with at a wedding, … Continue reading

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