Category Archives: Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee: Perfect Blue

“Perfect Blue” (1997) is a psychological thriller anime directed by Satoshi Kon, written by Sadayuki Murai, and based on the novel “Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis” by Yoshikazu Takeuchi. The film follows Mima Kirigoe, a member of a Japanese idol group, … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Fight Club

Fight Club: A philosophical analysis Alter ego, consumerism, identity, anarchy, masculinity, order and chaos. By DM Source: blastingnews Based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of the same name, a film that was initially a commercial failure is now widely considered a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Osterman Weekend

Ahead of its time – brilliant, entertaining, insightful Review By nfaust1 Source: IMDB When this movie originally came out, five years after CONVOY (a muddled, but in many ways spectacular entertainment), many critics moaned that Peckinpah had yet again displayed … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Sans Soliel

“Sans Soliel” (1983) is an experimental film by acclaimed French director Chris Marker which compiles footage recorded in various countries around the world and presents it in collage-like form. The movie features no synchronized sound, but instead ties the various … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Quest

By Jonathan Crow Source: Open Culture Saul Bass was one of the greatest graphic designers who ever lived. He created the logos for such ubiquitous organizations as AT&T, United Airlines and the Girl Scouts of America. He revolutionized the art … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Winter Kills

“Winter Kills” (1979) is a darkly humorous conspiracy thriller directed by William Richert and based on the novel of the same name by Richard Condon. The plot follows a fictional version of the JFK assassination (president Kegan in the film) … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Southland Tales

In defence of Southland Tales – Richard Kelly’s futuristic folly The director’s much-maligned second feature is a vigorous piece of pulp for the 21st century. By Dominic Jaeckle Source: Little White Lies It’s November 2016, and Richard Kelly is sat … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Wrong is Right

“Wrong is Right” (1982) is a prescient political satire directed by Richard Brooks and based on the novel by ”The Better Angels” by Charles McCarry. Sean Connery stars as Patrick Hale, a slick television journalist who becomes embroiled in a … Continue reading

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