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Saturday Matinee: Trust

“Trust” (1990) is an independent comedy written and directed by Hal Hartley about the relationship between misfits Maria (Adrienne Shelly) and Matthew (Martin Donovan) who are equally alienated in their stifling Long Island town. Equal parts stylized and realistic with … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Stalker

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Sunday Matinee: The Spook Who Sat by the Door

“The Spook Who Sat by the Door” (1973) is one of the most unabashedly radical revenge fantasies ever filmed. Based on the 1969 novel by Sam Greenlee, the film was directed by Ivan Dixon, and co-produced by Dixon and Greenlee, … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Bad Boy Bubby

In “Bad Boy Bubby” (1993), an Australian film by writer/director Rolf de Heer, Nicholas Hope gives a brilliant performance as Bubby, a man who’s been kept confined and abused physically and emotionally by his mother for 35 years. He eventually … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: What to Do in Case of Fire?

“What to Do in Case of Fire?” (2001) opens with a montage of young anarchist squatters fighting police, making propaganda films, and constructing a homemade bomb in Berlin circa 1987. They plan to blow up a vacant mansion but the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Battle Royale

With the recent release of the Hunger Games sequel, it seems fitting to feature a cult classic that may have been the inspiration for that series: “Battle Royale”. Released in 2000, it was Kinji Fukasaku’s final film, a director previously … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Gridlock’d

“Gridlock’d” (1997) is a film most people remember for featuring one of Tupac Shakur’s last starring roles (he was murdered in a shooting just two months after its completion). While Tupac’s performance as Spoon, a level-headed but drug-addicted jazz musician, … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Blade

Director Tsui Hark is truly a visionary pioneer of Hong Kong cinema. He was one of the first in the Hong Kong film industry to use Hollywood-style special effects in “Zu Warriors From the Magic Mountain” (1983) and pushed the … Continue reading

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