Cinema Eclectica 38 – Sid James and a Japanese Ghost Walk Into a Bar

Cinema Eclectica 38 – Sid James and a Japanese Ghost Walk Into a Bar


Its that time of the year again. Welcome to the 3rd meeting of the B-sides Club!

On this week’s mammoth slate of movies, Off the Shelf includes the overlooked Robert Altman feature “3 Women”, Raymond Bernard’s staggeringly authentic adaptation of “Les Miserables”, and a genre two-fer – “Maggie” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and proof of the resurgent Korean New Wave in “The Chaser”.

In lieu of our usual Film of the Week we also cover the beautiful “Song of the Sea”, Abel Ferrara’s “Pasolini”, Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut “The Legend of Barney Thomson” and the almost-indescribable “Hard to be a God” – four smaller scale features that deserve a more recognition.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to take a five-minute break to catch our collective breaths.

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Co-founder of The Geek Show Podcast Network. Chief Editor and Executive Producer of, and tangentially overburdened host/co-presenter of several shows on the network. When I'm not engaged in production, journalistic shenanigans or the quagmire that is media criticism I watch movies, interesting TV shows and anime, I also enjoy the arts (you know, classical music and stuff), write many, many things, play and collect a lot of video games, read lots of manga, comics and books, and generally enjoy wallowing in the mass of entertainment media like a hippo in mud. I can also cook.

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