Category Archives: Saturday Matinee

Saturday Matinee: 1984

A scary reminder of how easily totalitarian ideas and ideals crop up in societies and take fierce hold. Film Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Source: Spirituality & Practice Winston Smith lives on Airstrip One, a part of Oceania. … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Vermilion Pleasure Night

“Vermilion Pleasure Night” (2000) was a Japanese late night variety show incorporating live-action and animated skits that run the gamut from surreal, sexy, profane, disturbing and satirical. Director Yoshimasa Ishibashi is an acclaimed artist whose installations have been featured at … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Review: COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD, Pretzels of Truth and Performance Art By Kurt Halfyard Source: Film Anarchy “This could either be the world’s biggest murder mystery, or the world’s most idiotic conspiracy theory.” Two years before the JFK assassination, on the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Koyaanisqatsi

Source: Koyaanisqatsi.org KOYAANISQATSI, Reggio’s debut as a film director and producer, is the first film of the QATSI trilogy. The title is a Hopi Indian word meaning “life out of balance.” Created between 1975 and 1982, the film is an … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius

Review By Steve Davis Source: The Austin Chronicle You couldn’t escape his ubiquitous mug back when Austin was truly weird. It appeared on bumper stickers, bulletin boards, telephone poles, streetlights, bathroom walls, and more: A perfectly coiffed and lantern-jawed 1950s … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Cops vs. Thugs

Cops Vs. Thugs — No Honour Among Thieves (or Cops) By Ben Warnock Source: Ben Warnock Blog “Yakuza and cops are just the same. We respect the law instead of a code. We’re the dropouts who couldn’t get good jobs.” … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Prisoner: Arrival

Perfect Pilots: The Prisoner “Arrival” By John Bernardy Source: 25 Years Later A man resigns from his previous post. He is followed and taken captive into a surreal resort town. He tries his best to escape over and over but … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity

By Matt Zoller Seitz Source: RogerEbert.com Documentaries about visual artists tend to be so boringly conceived—talk about the life, show a picture, talk about the life, show another picture—that you may not realize what you’ve been missing until you see one as … Continue reading

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