Tag Archives: Cult Film

Saturday Matinee: Midnight Special

Source: Deep Focus Review People put their faith in the strangest things. Some feel their god will return to cast down judgment on humankind. Others are certain beings from another solar system planted genetic material on Earth to create life. … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Punk: Attitude

“Punk: Attitude” (2005) is a documentary tracing the roots, meaning and enduring influence of the punk movement of the late 70s and early 80s. Directed by Don Letts, the film offers an insider’s perspective because Letts was a catalyzing agent … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

By Jonathan Romney Source: Film Comment A term beloved of French film critics—and one I never tire of borrowing, just because it pinpoints its referent so well—is OVNI, meaning “UFO.” It’s used to refer to a film, usually a first feature, … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Koyaanisqatsi

Source: Koyaanisqatsi.org KOYAANISQATSI, Reggio’s debut as a film director and producer, is the first film of the QATSI trilogy. The title is a Hopi Indian word meaning “life out of balance.” Created between 1975 and 1982, the film is an … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius

Review By Steve Davis Source: The Austin Chronicle You couldn’t escape his ubiquitous mug back when Austin was truly weird. It appeared on bumper stickers, bulletin boards, telephone poles, streetlights, bathroom walls, and more: A perfectly coiffed and lantern-jawed 1950s … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Cops vs. Thugs

Cops Vs. Thugs — No Honour Among Thieves (or Cops) By Ben Warnock Source: Ben Warnock Blog “Yakuza and cops are just the same. We respect the law instead of a code. We’re the dropouts who couldn’t get good jobs.” … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Idiocracy

Review by Fernando F. Croce Source: Slant By refusing to distance itself from its targets, Mike Judge’s brand of satire risks being mistaken for what it’s satirizing. The Beavis and Butthead cartoons were erroneously dismissed as a mindless extension (rather … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Night is Short, Walk on Girl

“Night is Short, Walk on Girl” (2017) is a surreal romantic comedy anime directed by Masaaki Yuasa and based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Tomihiko Morimi. The plot follows the intertwined adventures of a college senior … Continue reading

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