Tag Archives: Cult film

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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Saturday Matinee: Henry Fool

“Henry Fool” (1997) is an independent dark comedy written, produced and directed by Hal Hartley (b. 9/3/59). The plot centers on downtrodden garbage-man Simon Grim (James Urbaniak) who, with the encouragement of rebellious writer Henry Fool (Thomas Jay Ryan), becomes … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: John Dies at the End

“John Dies at the End” (2012) is a sci-fi/horror/comedy written and directed by Don Coscarelli and based on David Wong’s novel of the same name. Like Phantasm, it’s a cross-genre cult film involving an inter-dimensional invasion by body-snatching aliens, but … 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: The Proposition

In 1880s Australia, a lawman (Ray Winstone) offers renegade Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) a difficult choice. In order to save his younger brother from the gallows, Charlie must hunt down and kill his older brother (Danny Huston), who is wanted … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Matewan

From Wikipedia: Matewan (/ˈmeɪtwɒn/) is a 1987 American drama film written and directed by John Sayles [b. 9/28/50], and starring Chris Cooper (in his film debut), James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell and Will Oldham, with David Strathairn, Kevin Tighe and … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

Review by Chuck Foster Source: Film Threat On March 31st, 1971, an independent film made by a black man for the black community opened at the Grand Circus Theatre in Detroit and broke the house record. Two days later, it … Continue reading

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