Category Archives: Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee: Chicago Conspiracy Eight

The Real Chicago 8 Movie: R.G. Davis Gets it Right By Jonah Raskin Source: CounterPunch In January 1970, R.G. Davis, the founder of the San Francisco Mime Troupe and one of the fathers of guerrilla theater, filmed a 60-minute video … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Making Waves

Film Review: ‘Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound’ A lively movie-love documentary looks at the history of sound design in Hollywood, as innovated by artists of technology like Walter Murch. By Owen Gleiberman Source: Variety Among the pivotal and … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Dark Star

“Dark Star” (1974) is a science fiction comedy directed and produced by John Carpenter and co-written with Dan O’Bannon. The film originated as a USC film project from 1970 to 1972 and expanded to a feature length project in 1974. … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Get Crazy

Review by Donald Guarisco Source: AllMovie.com Though it rarely gets mentioned in round ups of rock and roll movies, Get Crazy is one of that genre’s best outings. The script offers a savvy satire of the rock business, put forth … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Kate (the Kate Bush Christmas Special)

I Think About This a Lot: Kate Bush’s 1979 Christmas Special By Alexis Garcia Source: The Cut Am I alone in thirsting for normalcy when Christmas rounds the corner? No matter how contrarian I fancy myself to be, once local … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: One-Eyed Jacks

Marlon Brando’s ‘One-Eyed Jacks’: The Other Side of Your Face By Daniel S. Levine Source: Move Mania Madness “You may be a one-eyed jack around here, but I’ve seen the other side of your face.” Marlon Brando’s One-Eyed Jacks (1961), the only film … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Man of Tai Chi

By Sheila O’Malley Source: RogerEbert.com Keanu Reeves has a mixture of stilted awkwardness and gangly grace that is uniquely his own, and that makes him an often strange, disaffected presence. This can either work or not work. His line readings … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Review: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans By Jessica Winter Source: Film Comment When is the audience allowed to laugh at a serious movie? How do you gauge whether the laughter expresses surprise, shock, nervousness, disdain, feigned superiority, genuine … Continue reading

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