Tag Archives: Cult film

Initial Thoughts on Blade Runner 2049

Upon hearing early reports of a planned Blade Runner sequel a couple years ago, I felt both anticipation and dread. I considered it a singular vision which didn’t necessarily need a sequel, yet could understand the desire to re-immerse oneself … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Night Tide

By Steve Johnson Source: Bright Lights The first shot proper in Curtis Harrington’s 1961 feature film debut, Night Tide, situates main character Johnny Drake leaning over a pier in his sailor gear, slightly off-angle, so we understand that there’s something … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Blade Runner Black Out 2022

In 2022, an EMP detonation has caused a global blackout that has massive, destructive implications all over the world. Directed by Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo’s Shinichiro Watanabe, Blade Runner Black Out 2022 is a new animated short which serves … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Le Orme (aka Footprints on the Moon)

From Archive.org: “Le Orme” (a/k/a “Footprints on the Moon” and “Primal Impulse”) has been described variously as an Italian giallo, a sci-fi film, a mystery, or a psychological thriller. Ultimately, it defies pigeonholing. It stars Florinda Bolkan as Alice Cespi, … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The President’s Analyst

“The President’s Analyst” (1967) is a political satire written and directed by Ted Flicker. James Coburn stars as Dr. Sidney Schaefer, a psychiatrist recruited by the U.S. government to serve as the president’s private psychoanalyst. Overwhelmed by stress and paranoia, … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Constant Gardner

“The Constant Gardner” (2005) is a conspiracy thriller directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God) with a screenplay based on a John le Carré novel of the same name. Loosely based on a actual incident in Nigeria, the plot follows … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Tomato Is Another Day

Un(der)seen Cinema: Tomato Is Another Day By TNI AV Source: The New Inquiry James Sibley Watson, doctor and Western Union heir, will be famous to some as publisher and president of The Dial, the literary magazine which, more than any … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Fellini Satyricon

“Fellini Satyricon” (1969) is a surreal fantasy written and directed by Federico Fellini and loosely based on Satyricon, written by Petronius during Nero’s reign over imperial Rome. The film’s episodic structure follows the scholar Encolpius and friend Ascyltus as they … Continue reading

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