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SATURDAY MATINÉE: Basquiat (1996)

Our Saturday Matinée movie this week is Basquiat, starring Jeffrey Wright as Basquiat and David Bowie as Andy Warhol. I recommend you visit the Basquiat: Boom for Real exhibition at the Barbican. I went last month and it broadened my mind to his life and work. Downtown 81 wasn’t available online for this week’s Saturday Matinée …

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SATURDAY MATINÉE: Panther (1995)

Panther is our Saturday Matinée feature presentation. Black Panthers are pretty popular in the cinemas right now but back in 1995, a movie about the BPP was released. Directed by Mario Van Peebles and based on his father’s novel and screenplay, the film chronicles the Black Panther Party. The film is notable for its strong …

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: RuPaul Is: Starbooty!

In this week’s Throwback Thursday, drag queen icon RuPaul stars as crime fighting federal agent in low-budget trilogy “RuPaul Is: Starbooty!”. The budget was minimal, the camera work was abysmal and acting would make Z-list celebs blush in embarrassment but “RuPaul Is: Starbooty” offered a glimpse into the vibrant and iconic lifestyle of drag icon …

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7 Music Biopics You'll Never See

With Miles Davis being the latest musician to have a biopic made about him, we choose 7 music biopics Hollywood probably won’t make. We’re in the era of the music biopic. In the past couple of decades, we’ve had the likes of Ray, Walk The Line, Notorious, Gainsbourg, I’m Not There, amongst many others to …

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Happy 30th To Michael Jackson's Thriller Video

Today marks 30 years since the video for Michael Jackson’s Thriller debuted. We couldn’t let a landmark date like this go, despite the fact Michael Jackson has dominated our Throwback Thursdays for the past few weeks. Today is the 30th anniversary of the video debut of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, arguably the most famous music video …

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Michael Jackson's Ghosts

It’s Halloween so why not watch Michael Jackson’s Ghosts? The whole film is our Throwback Thursday this week. Happy Halloween, folks! Whether you’ve gone trick or treating or stayed guarding your house from toilet paper and eggs, we all hope you’ve had a good evening so far. If you decided to stay in and watch …