Category Archives: Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee: Soaked in Bleach

You Decide: “Soaked in Bleach” expounds on the events leading up to Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994 By Bryan Thomas Source: Night Flight In 2015, Benjamin Statler produced, wrote and directed Soaked in Bleach, a docu-drama that expounds on the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: High Rise

“High Rise” (2015) is a British dystopian film directed by Ben Wheatley and based on a novel of the same name by J.G. Ballard. The film is set in luxury tower in a 1970s version of the future. The building … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Happiness

“Happiness” (1998) is a bleakly dark comedy written and directed by Todd Solondz. It follows the lives of three sisters and their respective problematic relationships. Joy (Jane Adams), is the youngest sister and is viewed by her family as the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Testament

Cover Your Eyes: Lynne Littman’s ‘Testament’, 1983 By Richard McKenna Source: We Are the Mutants Testament Directed by Lynne Littman Paramount Pictures, 1983 1983 was a pretty fertile year for fictional nuclear apocalypses in Western popular culture. 2019: After the Fall … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Endless Night

‘The Endless Night: A Valentine to Film Noir’ an epic supercut of toxic masculinity and shady ladies By Richard Metzger Source: Dangerous Minds Set to the tune of Massive Attack’s “Angel,” Serena Bramble’s 2009 remix project “The Endless Night: A … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Lathe of Heaven

“The Lathe of Heaven” (1980)  PBS television adaptation of the 1971 science fiction novel The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin. It’s directed by David Loxton and Fred Barzyk (Between Time and Timbuktu)  and stars Bruce Davison as … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Stare Into The Lights My Pretties

Source: https://stareintothelightsmypretties.jore.cc/ Logline A film about screen culture and its implications. While the world burns, where are we? Introduction We live in a world of screens. The average adult spends the majority of their waking hours in front of some … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Citizen Dog

“Citizen Dog” (2004) is a surreal Thai romantic comedy directed by Wisit Sasanatieng  (Tears of the Black Tiger) and based on a story by his wife, Siriphan Techajindawong. It’s a magical realist tale set in contemporary Bangkok about an aimless … Continue reading

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