Tag Archives: Cult film

Saturday Matinee: Repo Man

By Alex Cox Source: AlexCoxFilms HOW DID REPO MAN OCCUR? After I left UCLA I was hired to write a script for United Artists about the British World War One deserter and agitator, Percy Topliss.  When I delivered the screenplay … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Last Days of Coney Island

In the cheap glitter and glow of a fading Coney Island a group of characters live out their sordid, strange lives trying to get somewhere fast – any way they can. Desperately trying to love and be loved. These cops, … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Radio Free Albemuth

In light of Philip K. Dick’s birthday tomorrow (he would have been 90), it’s an appropriate time to visit (or revisit) the film adaptation of his posthumously published novel “Radio Free Albemuth”. Being a longtime PKD fan and one of … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Bimbo’s Initiation

“Bimbo’s Initiation” (1931) is an unnerving and surreal Fleischer Studio short animation. It’s an early example of mass media featuring blatant occult symbolism and has influenced a number of artists such as Jim Woodring (the Frank cartoons), Richard Elfman (Forbidden … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Shakedown (aka Blue Jean Cop)

“Shakedown” (1988) is an action/crime drama written and directed by James Glickenhaus. Peter Weller and Sam Elliot star as Dalton (an idealistic lawyer) and Marks (a veteran cop) who team up to defend a low-level crack dealer who is framed … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Dick

“Dick” (1999) is a cult comedy co-written (with Sheryl Longin) and directed by Andrew Fleming. It’s an absurdist retelling of the events surrounding the Watergate scandal which led to the resignation of Richard “Tricky Dick” Nixon (played in the film … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Mayhem

By Brian Tallerico Source: RogerEbert.com Joe Lynch’s “Mayhem” feels like a timely film in a way it wouldn’t have a couple years ago. Whatever your political party may be, anger has been a palpable emotion in this country recently—it was … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Man Who Fell to Earth

“The Man Who Fell to Earth” (1976) is a British science fiction film directed by Nicolas Roeg, written by Paul Mayersberg, and based on Walter Tevis’s 1963 novel of the same name. David Bowie (in his first feature film role) … Continue reading

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