Category Archives: Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee: The Monkey King

“The Monkey King” (2014) is a Hong Kong/Chinese fantasy film directed by Cheang Pou-soi and based on an episode of Journey to the West, a Chinese literary classic written in the Ming Dynasty by Wu Cheng’en. The film focuses on … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Forget Everything You Have Ever Seen: The World of Santa Sangre

In the 1970s, his legendary films El Topo and The Holy Mountain redefined movies as both art and entertainment while changing the face of cinema forever. In 1989, after his dream project Dune fell apart and a resultant decade-long break … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Ghosts… of the Civil Dead

‘GHOSTS… OF THE CIVIL DEAD’: NICK CAVE MAKES PSYCHOTIC CAMEO IN HARROWING 1989 AUSSIE PRISON DRAMA By Richard Metzger Source: Dangerous Minds Director John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless, The Proposition) made his 1989 feature debut with the gripping prison drama Ghosts…Of The Civil … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Mike Upchurch short triple feature

Mike Upchurch is a comedy writer who got his start working on Mr. Show and The Chris Rock Show in the late nineties. In recent years he has written, directed and edited a series of short films, the best of … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Red Cliff

“Red Cliff” (2008) is Chinese historical war film loosely based on the Battle of Red Cliffs (AD 208–209) and events at the end of the Han dynasty preceding the Three Kingdoms period in imperial China. The film was directed by … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Project Nim

“Project Nim” (2011) is a British documentary film directed by James Marsh focusing on a research project commenced in the early 1970s to determine whether a primate socialized by humans could communicate using a language based on American Sign Language. … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

From Wikipedia: Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (Portuguese: Tropa de Elite 2 – O Inimigo Agora é Outro, lit. ”Elite Troop 2: The Enemy is Now Another”; also known as Elite Squad 2) is a 2010 Brazilian crime film directed, … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Genius Party double feature

Synopsis from Shout Factory: “Simply mind-blowing. A must see!” – Niels Matthijs, Screen Anarchy From groundbreaking animation outfit STUDIO 4°C (MFKZ, Mind Game) comes two extraordinary projects with a shared, simple vision: to take an all-star team of some of … Continue reading

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