Tag Archives: Cult film

Saturday Matinee: First Reformed

Synopsis by A24 Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Population: 1

Home of the Grave: Rene Daalder’s ‘Population: 1’ By Eve Tushner Source: We Are The Mutants “It is my dubious privilege to confirm the fact that man never invented anything that he didn’t eventually put to use.” That’s how Tomata … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Society

“A Matter of Good Breeding”: The Shape-Shifting Elite in Brian Yuzna’s ‘Society’ By Noah Berlatsky Source: We Are the Mutants The elite is an amorphous clotted blob of parasitic greed and hate. Its tendrils extend with slimy stealth into every … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Dead Zone

“The Dead Zone” (1983) is a horror/drama directed by David Cronenberg based on a novel by Stephen King. When Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) awakens from a coma caused by a car accident, he finds that years have passed. Heartbroken that … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Alternative 3

Alternative 3: The Hoax Behind The Conspiracy By Tom Keiser Source: WFMU “It makes no sense. I mean, how can people just vanish off the face of the Earth in this day and age?” In 1977, a conspiracy was hatched … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The City of Lost Children

By Bill Gibron Source: Pop Matters Film has always been a visual medium. In the days before sound, the image was all we had. It told our story, established our characters, and accentuated the drama or comedy. Visual flair is … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: T2 Trainspotting

“T2 Trainspotting” (2017) is a a sequel to the cult classic Trainspotting. Both films are directed by Danny Boyle, written by John Hodge, and based on novels by Irvine Welsh. T2 stars the original cast, including leads Ewan McGregor, Ewen … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Synecdoche, New York

Exploring Charlie Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, New York”: A Philosophical Analysis By Jordan Siron Source: Deathbed Decameron PREFACE “There are too many ideas and things and people. Too many directions to go. I was starting to believe the reason it matters to care … Continue reading

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