Tag Archives: cult cinema

Saturday Matinee: The Color of Life

“The Color of Life” (2002) is a feature-length compilation of some of the oddest of the many odd moments from cult Japanese late night comedy/variety program “Vermilion Pleasure Night”. Recurring skits featured on the show include NSFW English language and … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Duck, You Sucker! (aka A Fistful of Dynamite)

Most people know director Sergio Leone for his classic collaborations with Clint Eastwood on the “Man With No Name” trilogy of westerns or his later epics, “Once Upon a Time in the West” and “Once Upon a Time in America”. … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Bad Boy Bubby

In “Bad Boy Bubby” (1993), an Australian film by writer/director Rolf de Heer, Nicholas Hope gives a brilliant performance as Bubby, a man who’s been kept confined and abused physically and emotionally by his mother for 35 years. He eventually … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: What to Do in Case of Fire?

“What to Do in Case of Fire?” (2001) opens with a montage of young anarchist squatters fighting police, making propaganda films, and constructing a homemade bomb in Berlin circa 1987. They plan to blow up a vacant mansion but the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Battle Royale

With the recent release of the Hunger Games sequel, it seems fitting to feature a cult classic that may have been the inspiration for that series: “Battle Royale”. Released in 2000, it was Kinji Fukasaku’s final film, a director previously … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Blade

Director Tsui Hark is truly a visionary pioneer of Hong Kong cinema. He was one of the first in the Hong Kong film industry to use Hollywood-style special effects in “Zu Warriors From the Magic Mountain” (1983) and pushed the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Holy Mountain

There was once a time when seeking out cult movies was a challenge, involving a combination of dedicated effort and luck to hear about them and to actually be able to see them. Even learning what exactly is a cult … Continue reading

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