Category Archives: Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee: Peeping Tom

Review by Roger Ebert Source: RogerEbert.com The movies make us into voyeurs. We sit in the dark, watching other people’s lives. It is the bargain the cinema strikes with us, although most films are too well-behaved to mention it. Michael … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Proposition

In 1880s Australia, a lawman (Ray Winstone) offers renegade Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) a difficult choice. In order to save his younger brother from the gallows, Charlie must hunt down and kill his older brother (Danny Huston), who is wanted … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Matewan

From Wikipedia: Matewan (/ˈmeɪtwɒn/) is a 1987 American drama film written and directed by John Sayles [b. 9/28/50], and starring Chris Cooper (in his film debut), James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell and Will Oldham, with David Strathairn, Kevin Tighe and … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Trust

“Trust” (1990) is an independent comedy written and directed by Hal Hartley about the relationship between misfits Maria (Adrienne Shelly) and Matthew (Martin Donovan) who are equally alienated in their stifling Long Island town. Equal parts stylized and realistic with … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

Review by Chuck Foster Source: Film Threat On March 31st, 1971, an independent film made by a black man for the black community opened at the Grand Circus Theatre in Detroit and broke the house record. Two days later, it … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Over the Edge

“Over The Edge”: The 1979 teen angst film that introduced a generation to Rockford, Illinois’s Cheap Trick By Brian Thomas Source: Night Flight We’ll get to Cheap Trick’s contributions to the soundtrack in a moment, but first let’s take a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Emerald Forest

A drama about the clash between an Amazonian rainforest tribe with an ecological ethic and modern corporate interests who measure everything by progress. Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Source: Spirituality & Practice “Rainforests are one of the most … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Millenium Actress

An enchanting Japanese animated film about a woman whose life is propelled by the yearning of her heart for a mysterious stranger. Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Source: Spirituality & Practice In the opening scene of this exquisite … Continue reading

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