Tag Archives: British Cinema

Saturday Matinee: Sorry We Missed You

“Sorry We Missed You”: Ken Loach Exposes the Holes in the Gig Economy By Chuck Collins Source: CounterPunch Director Ken Loach has done it again.  “Sorry We Missed You” is a family drama infused with a searing look at life … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Rogue Male

Gone to earth: Why Rogue Male belongs with the canon of cult 1970s British rural dramas Peter O’Toole plays the huntsman who nearly shoots Hitler before the war and is forced on the run through rural Britain in the 70s … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: British Folk Horror Double Feature

Fire Beneath the Fen: The Wyrd and the Modern in ‘Robin Redbreast’ and ‘Penda’s Fen’ By Mark Sheridan Source: We Are the Mutants The 1970s have always occupied a grim place in the British imagination. Sandwiched between Harold Wilson’s utopian … Continue reading

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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: Billy Budd

“Billy Budd” (1962) is a British drama produced, directed, and co-written by Peter Ustinov. In this film adaptation of the stage play of Herman Melville’s short novel of the same name, young Billy Budd (Terence Stamp) is conscripted by the … Continue reading

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