Episode 77 – Forgotten Gems? – Maria Full of Grace (2004)

On the latest episode of FORGOTTEN GEMS? we're traveling back to 2004 to check out Joshua Marston's much lauded (particularly for its lead performance by Catalina Sandino Moreno) drug smuggling drama MARIA FULL OF GRACE. But aside from that dynamite lead, does the film hold up to our older - and somehow even MORE cynical - eyes? And does it even matter? Lots of talk about the drug war, hypocrisy, and all that good stuff. Check it out!Read more

Episode 76 – Praising Kane – Valentino (1977)

Ken Russell tackles the life of "the great lover" Rudolph Valentino in 1977's VALENTINO, an occasionally inspired bio-pic that fixates (and speculates) on the silent film star's much-discussed sexuality. On the latest episode of PRAISING KANE we're looking at the film, its stars, and whether or not it's Ken Russell-y enough to deserve rediscovery. Of course we also look at the performance of the great Carol Kane as Valentino's first wife (and Fatty Arbuckle beau) Jean Acker. CHECK IT OUT.Read more

Episode 75 – Whatever Happened To Vic Diaz? – Firecracker (1981)

Billed as "the screen's first erotic kung-fu classic", FIRECRACKER stars RAW FORCE's Jillian Kesner as a butt-kicking karate expert who travels to Hong Kong (actually the Philippines) to track down her journalist sister who recently vanished. Featuring topless fight scenes, stick fighting and, of course, Vic Diaz as "Grip". Essentially a remake of TNT JACKSON (which director Cirio H. Santiago would remake again in 1992 as ANGELFIST), FIRECRACKER is extremely silly, but is it any fun? Listen to the latest episode of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIC DIAZ and find out!Read more

Episode 74 – Cinema Fantastica – Coherence (2013) & Why Don’t You Play In Hell (2013)

On this rip-roaring episode of Cinema Fantastica we're traveling to the 2014 (premiere) edition of the Chattanooga Film Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee to pit two festival favs  against each other: James Ward Byrkit's low budget sci-fi mindbender COHERENCE vs Sion Sono's epic tribute to filmmaking (and "mankind's greatest achievement") WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? Which movie reigns supreme? Listen and find out!Read more

Episode 73 – Wild In The Streets – Execution Squad (1972)

On this heart-racing episode of WILD IN THE STREETS we're looking at the seminal 1972 poliziottesco film EXECUTION SQUAD (aka La polizia ringrazia)! The film takes a surprisingly balanced look at the war between cops and criminals in Italy in the early 70s, with a sympathetic police commissioner (Enrico Maria Salerno) battling both violent psychopaths, as well as a group of vigilantes (the EXECUTION SQUAD) taking vengeance into their own hands. CHECK IT OUT!Read more

Episode 72 – We Do Our Own Stunts – To Kill With Intrigue (1977)

On this episode of WE DO OUR OWN STUNTS, a chronological Jackie Chan podcast, Jackie is still stuck in Korea with Lo Wei who is determined to make him a star. His next attempt is 1977's TO KILL WITH INTRIGUE, an often baffling revenge film featuring Hsu Feng as a memorably sadistic villain who falls in love with Jackie's Lei Shao-feng! There's plenty of other twists and turns and both odd AND impressive martial arts. Check it out!Read more

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

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