Category Archives: Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee: Dreams That Money Can Buy

“Dreams That Money Can Buy” (1947) is a surrealist film produced, and directed by artist and dada film-theorist Hans Richter with contributions from Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Alexander Calder, Darius Milhaud, John Cage and Fernand Léger. Joe is … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe

Charlie Brooker’s insightful year-end recaps puts others (from mainstream media) to shame, and they only get funnier as each year gets worse.

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Saturday Matinee: BoJack Horseman Christmas Special

For those not familiar with the animated series “BoJack Horseman”, it’s a satire of Hollywood and celebrity culture centering on BoJack, a washed-out and self-destructive former star of a 90’s sitcom. In the BoJack Horseman Christmas Special: Sabrina’s Wish, BoJack … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Hardware Wars/TROOPS

From Open Culture: Hardware Wars: The Mother of All Star Wars Fan Films (and the Most Profitable Short Film Ever Made) Back in 1977, San Francisco filmmaker Ernie Fosselius had the brainwave to make a spoof of a movie that … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Last Minute

“The Last Minute” (2001) is a visually striking and one-of-a-kind film directed by Stephen Norrington, best known as the director of The Blade. The film follows the downward spiral of Billy Byrne (Max Beesley) an artist obsessed with time whose … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Chocolate War

“The Chocolate War” (1988) is the film version of the classic YA novel by Robert Cormier. It was the debut feature film from actor Keith Gordon (The Legend of Billie Jean) who directed as well as wrote the screenplay. The … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: League of Gods

“League of Gods” (2016) is a Hong Kong/Chinese production directed by Koan Hui (co-screenwriter of The Blade) and starring Jet Li, Tony Leung, Fan Bingbing, Louis Koo, Huang Xiaoming, Angelababy, Wen Zhang, and Jacky Heung. It’s an adaptation of Fengshen … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Attack the Block

“Attack the Block” (2011) is a British  sci-fi/horror/comedy written and directed by Joe Cornish. The plot takes place in London on Guy Fawkes night following a teenage street gang who, with the help of neighbors, drug dealers, a nurse and … Continue reading

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