Tag Archives: Cult film

Saturday Matinee: Winter Kills

“Winter Kills” (1979) is a darkly humorous conspiracy thriller directed by William Richert and based on the novel of the same name by Richard Condon. The plot follows a fictional version of the JFK assassination (president Kegan in the film) … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Southland Tales

In defence of Southland Tales – Richard Kelly’s futuristic folly The director’s much-maligned second feature is a vigorous piece of pulp for the 21st century. By Dominic Jaeckle Source: Little White Lies It’s November 2016, and Richard Kelly is sat … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Wrong is Right

“Wrong is Right” (1982) is a prescient political satire directed by Richard Brooks and based on the novel by ”The Better Angels” by Charles McCarry. Sean Connery stars as Patrick Hale, a slick television journalist who becomes embroiled in a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Deep Cover

“Deep Cover” (1992) is a neo-noir crime thriller directed by Bill Duke with a screenplay by  Michael Tolkin (The New Age) and Henry Bean. Larry Fishburne plays an undercover police officer on the verge of going rogue with an attorney/drug … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Endangered Species

A Strange Harvest: Alan Rudolph’s ‘Endangered Species’ By Michael Grasso, K.E. Roberts, Richard McKenna Source: We Are the Mutants GRASSO: When our esteemed editor-in-chief recommended we look this week at the little-heralded-nor-remembered Endangered Species from 1982, I was cautiously optimistic. A … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Koyaanisqatsi

Young Life Out Of Balance: The Impact and Legacy of ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ By Michael Grasso Source: We Are the Mutants Throughout the latter half of the 1970s, ex-seminarian/political activist Godfrey Reggio and cinematographer Ron Fricke shot, assembled, and edited film footage … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Hard To Be A God

Source: Kanopy When legendary Russian auteur Aleksei German died in 2013, he left behind this extraordinary final film, a phantasmagoric adaptation of the revered sci-fi novel by the Strugatsky brothers (authors of the source novel for Tarkovsky’s Stalker). Hard to … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Hotel Artemis

As rioting rocks Los Angeles in the year 2028, disgruntled thieves make their way to Hotel Artemis — a 13-story, members-only hospital for criminals. It’s operated by the Nurse, a no-nonsense, high-tech healer who already has her hands full with … Continue reading

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