Category Archives: Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee: Harold and Maude

Review by Brian Eggert Source: Deep Focus Review Harold and Maude is the most positive expression of counter-culturalism to come out of Hal Ashby’s career. Unlike Ashby’s other pictures released during his zenith in the 1970s, it does not concentrate its … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Joe Versus the Volcano

My Year Of Flops Case File # 40 Joe Versus The Volcano By Nathan Rabin Source: AV Club As my colleague Scott Tobias wrote in “Ten Notorious Flops Worth Seeing” John Patrick Shanley’s romantic fantasy Joe Versus The Volcano is … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Anomalisa

Review by Sofie Monks Kaufman Source: Little White Lies Beauty and tragedy abound in Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s melancholic stop-motion treasure. Kurt Vonnegut’s 1963 novel ‘Cat’s Cradle’ is about the fictional religion of Bokonism. In it, he invented a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Shock Treatment

Why Shock Treatment is an “equal” to The Rocky Horror Picture Show Was creator Richard O’Brien on the money when describing his other box office flop? By Aimee Knight Source: Little White Lies It’s a few years since Brad Majors … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Virtual Nightmare

“Virtual Nightmare” (2000) is an Australian television film adaptation of the 1955 science fiction short novel by Frederik Pohl. It was directed by Michael Pattinson and written by Dan Mazur and David Tausik (who two years earlier collaborated for a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Puffball Studio double feature

With films like Swipe, Shehr e Tabassum, Pakistan’s Puffball Studio depicts dystopias that feel all too real An app that mirrors mob justice. A dystopia where smiling is the only expression allowed. Pakistan’s Puffball Studio and its founder Arafat Mazhar … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Star Trek Acid Party

"Star Trek: Acid Party." My droogs, this is a most excellent piece of hallucinogenic pop culture mixology: a 40-minute tripification of ST:TNG, featuring 90s electronica, Pink Floyd refs, wild FX, and fart jokes. Smart, funny, disturbing, funky, cosmic. https://t.co/21JgY50AGQ pic.twitter.com/43Y38NuIU2 … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Visioneers

Review by Eric D. Snider Source: EricDSnider.com Most of the individual components of “Visioneers” are not new, nor are the film’s ideas particularly deep. Yet somehow the combination, written and directed by brothers Jared and Brandon Drake — in their … Continue reading

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