Episode 71 – JodoWOWsky Part 3 – The Holy Mountain (1973)

Nothing in your education or experience could prepare you for Alejandro Jodorowsky's THE HOLY MOUNTAIN and on this episode of JodoWOWsky we're going long on one of the strangest, most unique, most transformative films ever made. We start by discussing Jodorowsky's career post-El Topo and the preparation for - and influences on - THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, before we dive into the film proper, discussing our thoughts, interpretations and feelings about each section. We finish off with the film's post-production and wide ranging influences, from Kanye West, to Beyonce, to MGMT and beyond! Read more

Episode 70 – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – The Death of Stalin (2017)

On this episode of HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? we continue our journey through the career of Steve Buscemi with the hilarious Armando Ianucci-directed 2017 comedy THE DEATH OF STALIN. Adapted from a French graphic novel, the film deals with the political maneuverings that kick into gear following the sudden death of Joseph Stalin in 1953. Featuring an all-star cast, including Simon Russell Beale, Michael Palin, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs and, of course, Steve Buscemi as Nikita Khrushchev. CHECK IT OUT!Read more

Episode 69 – Eric Roberts is the Man – Facade (1999)

On the latest ERIC ROBERTS IS THE MAN: REDUX we're joined by author/director Jeremy Herbert to watch 1999's FACADE! It's filled with crime, obnoxious noises, "comedy", and so much more. We also chat about Steven Seagal, DISNEY ADULTS, the monsterverse, dog spies and, of course, all things Eric Roberts! CHECK IT OUT!Read more

Episode 68 – Forgotten Gems? – Central Station (1998)

After that last episode of FORGOTTEN GEMS? we were feeling a little down, so to pick up our spirits we decided to watch a film that is only PARTIALLY miserable: the Golden Bear winning Brazilian-French film CENTRAL STATION from 1998. Featuring death, despair, and - rather improbably - hope, it includes an incredible (and Academy Award nominated) performance from Fernanda Montenegro. BUT IS IT ANY GOOD? Let's find out!Read more

Episode 67 – Praising Kane – Annie Hall (1977)

Well, here's something a bit different. We were both dreading having to talk about ANNIE HALL on the latest episode of PRAISING KANE (Liam even wanted to skip this episode entirely), so instead, we spend the first half of the episode talking about why we almost skipped it (yes, it's because of Woody Allen), our frustrations with separating art from artist, and how we personally deal with films that have been poisoned by the actions of people involved. After the break we shift gears to give our general thoughts on the film and, of course, Carol Kane's performance within. Check it out.Read more

Episode 66 – You Don’t Know Dick – Explorers (1985)

On this episode of YOU DON'T KNOW DICK we're joined by CLAPBOARD JUNGLE director Justin McConnell to discuss Joe Dante's wonderful 1985 science-fiction film EXPLORERS, starring Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson and - of course - Dick Miller as Charlie Drake. We talk about 80's nostalgia, the film's often-criticized third act, wonder AND awe, and of course all things Dick Miller. Check it out!Read more

Episode 65 – The Films of John Singleton – Shaft (2000)

On the final episode of THE FILMS OF JOHN SINGLETON we're looking at his sequel/reimagining of SHAFT starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Toni Collette and a returning Richard Roundtree as (Uncle) Shaft! After that we take a look at the career of John Singleton as a whole, and rank his nine film filmography. Check it out!Read more

Episode 64 – Wild In The Streets – Bandits in Milan (1968) & Bandits in Rome (1968)

On the PREMIERE episode of WILD IN THE STREETS: A EUROCRIME PODCAST we're looking at the two films which kick off Roberto Curti's essential book Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980: 1968's Bandits in Milan, as well as 1968's Bandits In Rome! The first film takes a documentary approach to a real-life incident that took place in Milan, Italy in 1967 while the second film starts John Cassavetes as a bandit with a heart of gold who is locked away while his partner goes on a violent rampage. What did we think? Listen and find out!Read more

Episode 63 – How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? – Mystery Train (1989)

On this episode of HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? we're looking at Jim Jarmusch's 1989 triptych film MYSTERY TRAIN from 1989, featuring Masatoshi Nagase, Youki Kudoh, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Nicoletta Braschi, Elizabeth Bracco, Rick Aviles, Joe Strummer and Steve Buscemi as Charlie the Barber. The film features three stories that examine the relationship between foreigners and the city of Memphis, Tennessee, as well  Elvis - whose presence hangs heavily over the entire film. Let's talk about it!Read more

Episode 62 – JodoWOWsky Part 2 – El Topo (1970)

On this episode of JodoWOWsky, be prepared to live the most wonderful experience of your life! It's Alejandro Jodorowsky's legendary acid western EL TOPO, and after seeing it you'll never be the same. Liam, Julia and Doug break down the history of the film and their experiences with it before delving into the film proper, splitting it into three parts for easier consumption. We finish with a look at Jodorowsky's comic book follow-up THE SONS OF EL TOPO. Enjoy!Read more

Episode 61 – Whatever Happened to Vic Diaz? – Savage Sisters (1974)

Beware! They are still at large! On this episode of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ it's 1974's SAVAGE SISTERS, a wonderfully cartoonish (sorta) women-in-prison film full of outrageous humor, double crossing and - of course Vic Diaz as ONE EYE. Gloria Hendry, Cheri Caffaro and Rosanna Ortiz play the titular characters, with Sid Haig, Eddie Garcia and John Ashley (who also produced) as their often ridiculous foils. What did we think? Listen and find out!Read more

Episode 60 – Forgotten Gems? – Bye Bye Monkey (1978)

On this episode of FORGOTTEN GEMS? we're looking at the winner of the 1978 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, Marco Ferreri's BYE BYE MONKEY (aka CIAO MASCHIO) starring Gerard Depardieu! You might think a film about a grown (french) man adopting a baby chimp after finding it nestled in a giant animatronic King Kong would be loads of fun, but BOY is it not! It's cynical, often irritating and very unpleasant, so let's talk about it! Read more

Episode 59 – We Do Our Own Stunts – The Killer Meteors (1976)

On this episode of We Do Our Own Stunts we're continuing our look at the early career of Jackie Chan with the Jimmy Wang Yu-starring THE KILLER METEORS, which features the first collaboration between Jackie and Wang Yu (though their fates would entwine a few years later) as well as Jackie playing a VILLAIN! It's a bizarre, and sometimes incomprehensible, high-flying martial arts epic, but it's still a lot of fun. Let's check it out!Read more

Episode 58 – Cinema Fantastica – Cold Fish (2010) & Golden Slumber (2010)

We're taking another journey through time and space to the film festivals around the globe on another episode of Cinema Fantastica! This time we're headed to the controversial Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas to check out two Japanese films that played in the 2010 iteration: Sion Sono's COLD FISH and Yoshihiro Nakamura's GOLDEN SLUMBER! Check it out!Read more

Episode 57 – You Don’t Know Dick – The Howling (1981)

BARK AT THE MOON! On this howl-arious episode of YOU DON'T KNOW DICK we're joined by NOW Magazine critic and Someone Else's Movie podcast host Norm Wilner to talk about Joe Dante's seminal werewolf movie THE HOWLING from 1981! And of course we don't forget to talk about Dick Miller's curmudgeonly occult bookstore owner Walter Paisley. Check it out!Read more

Episode 56 – The Films of John Singleton – Rosewood (1997) & Baby Boy (2001)

Our look at the filmography of the great John Singleton continues with two of his mid-period films, starting with the often-brutal historical drama ROSEWOOD from 1997, followed by the coming-of-age comedy-drama BABY BOY from 2001. Also, Liam we had already recorded this and Liam deleted it. HEAR THE WEARINESS IN OUR VOICES. Enjoy!Read more

Episode 55 – Eric Roberts is the Man – The Beautiful Ones (2017)

On a brand new ACTION PACKED episode of Eric Roberts is the Man we're joined by Cinapse co-founder and editor Ed Travis to discuss Jesse V. Johnson's 2017 throwback actioner THE BEAUTIFUL ONES from 2017. Does the film stack up to the films and filmmakers it constantly references, or did the distributor's choice to abandon its intended black & white aesthetic undermine its intentions? Let's find out! Read more

Episode 54 – JodoWOWsky Part 1- Early shorts & Fando and Lis (1968)

Welcome to the PREMIERE episode of JODOWOWSKY, a light-hearted, chronological look through the career of actor, writer, poet, playwright, novelist, editor, comics writer, musician, puppeteer, mime, painter, and so much more.. Alejandro Jodorowsky! In this episode we look at our hopes for the podcast (as well as some concerns) and then discuss Jodorowsky's early short films, before coming back from a break to discuss his first feature length movie FANDO AND LIS. Read more

Episode 53 – Praising Kane – Harry and Walter Go To New York (1976)

We continue our chronological look at the career of Carol Kane with the notorious 1976 flop HARRY AND WALTER GO TO NEW YORK! Despite a packed cast that includes Elliott Gould, James Caan, Diane Keaton and Michael Caine the film was a box office and critical bust. But does the vaudeville-tinged safecracking caper have anything to recommend it? Let's find out!Read more

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    Doug Tilley

    Co-host of the No-Budget Nightmares and The Flight Stuff podcasts, as well as former co-host of Eric Roberts is the Fu**ing Man. He likes movies and stuff.

      Liam O'Donnell

      Founder of Cinepunx.com and co-host of the Cinepunx and Horror Business podcasts, as well as former co-host of Eric Roberts is the Fu**ing Man.