Tag Archives: satire

Saturday Matinee: Mike Upchurch short triple feature

Mike Upchurch is a comedy writer who got his start working on Mr. Show and The Chris Rock Show in the late nineties. In recent years he has written, directed and edited a series of short films, the best of … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin and Truly Modern Times

By Daniel Warner Source: CounterPunch Acrobat, musician, composer, clown, mime, movie star, director and producer, Academy Award winner for lifetime achievement, but still driven from the United States for his backing of the Soviet Union, Charlie Chaplin should need little … Continue reading

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Paul Krassner, 4/9/32 – 7/21/19: American Satirist

By Jonah Raskin Source: CounterPunch “He’s gone. Feel free to spread the word,” Michael Simmons said in an email that went out to a few dozen or so of the usual suspects, including Wavy Gravy, Judy Gumbo, Larry (Ratzo) Sloman, … Continue reading

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The Year of Putin-Nazi Paranoia

By C. J. Hopkins Source: Dissident Voice As my regular readers will probably recall, according to my personal, pseudo-Chinese zodiac, 2017 was “The Year of the Headless Liberal Chicken.” This year, having given it considerable thought, and having consulted the I … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Mayhem

By Brian Tallerico Source: RogerEbert.com Joe Lynch’s “Mayhem” feels like a timely film in a way it wouldn’t have a couple years ago. Whatever your political party may be, anger has been a palpable emotion in this country recently—it was … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Military Intelligence and You!

“Military Intelligence and You!” (2006) is a satire poking fun at the military-industrial complex written and directed by Dale Kutzera. Using public domain archival WW2 propaganda films mixed with new footage, the film tells the story of military intelligence officer … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Loved One

“The Loved One” (1965) is a satire directed by Tony Richardson with a screenplay by Terry Southern and Christopher Isherwood based on a novel by Evelyn Waugh. The plot centers on the journey of young English expat Dennis (Robert Morse) … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: BoJack Horseman Christmas Special

For those not familiar with the animated series “BoJack Horseman”, it’s a satire of Hollywood and celebrity culture centering on BoJack, a washed-out and self-destructive former star of a 90’s sitcom. In the BoJack Horseman Christmas Special: Sabrina’s Wish, BoJack … Continue reading

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