Matinee (1993) PG | Comedy | Drama

Written by Roger Malcolm

Matinee is a tale of social satire of the early 1960’s with a touch of William Castle-esque movie promoting magic sprinkled throughout.  The story is written by Jerico (Stone) and Charles S. Haas, with Haas also writing the screenplay and directed by Joe Dante – known more famously for The Howling (1981), Gremlins (1984), The ‘Burbs (1989), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) and Small Soldiers (1998).  Dante merges the science fiction films of the era with the real life horrors of the time, demonstrating the skill of a master at work educating his audience without overly preaching while keeping it light and humorous along the way. Continue reading Matinee