Tag Archives: Cult film

Saturday Matinee: The Magic Christian

“The Magic Christian” (1969) is a British satire directed by Joseph McGrath and loosely adapted from the 1959 novel of the same name by Terry Southern, who co-wrote the screenplay with McGrath. Peter Sellers stars as billionaire Sir Guy Grand, … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Jericho Mile

“The Jericho Mile” (1979) is the first feature-length film directed by Michael Mann and is an adaptation of a story by Patrick Nolan. It was filmed in Folsom State Penitentiary and features Peter Strauss as Larry “Rain” Murphy, an inmate … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Kyoshin (aka Mirrored Mind)

Synopsis from Dejima Japanese Film Festival Renowned cyber-punk director ISHII Sogo strays from his roots, entering the realm of the subconscious with Mirrored Mind, a composed, contemplative and also a very personal film. Guiding us along with an actress who … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Izo

Synopsis from Wikipedia: IZO is a 2004 Japanese film, directed by Takashi Miike. The main character of the film is Izo Okada (1832–1865), the historical samurai and assassin in 19th century Japan who was tortured and executed by beheading in … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Beyond the Black Rainbow

“Beyond the Black Rainbow” (2010) is a Canadian experimental sci-fi film written and directed by Panos Cosmatos. The Cronenberg-esque plot focuses on Elena, a test subject with ESP abilities, who struggles to escape a New Age lab facility called the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Hukkle

“Hukkle” (2002) is an experimental independent Hungarian film directed by György Pálfi and loosely based on an actual event. With nearly no dialogue, the film depicts seemingly mundane and disconnected scenes which gradually form a narrative related to a folksong sung at the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: A Boy and His Dog

The great science fiction writer Harlan Ellison recently passed away on June 27. Whether or not one is familiar with his large body of work (the majority of which are short stories), “A Boy and His Dog” (1975), is definitely … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: 7 Boxes

“7 Boxes” (2012) is a Paraguayan thriller directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori. It takes place in Asunción circa 2005, where a daydreaming 17-year-old pushcart porter named Victor (Celso Franco) is contracted to deliver seven boxes of valuable … Continue reading

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