Category Archives: Cinema Eclectica

100% Dinge Gotham – Cinema Eclectica 225

This week Mick, Graham and Aidan take a dark voyage into the twisted mind of Batman’s greatest enemy Clownface McGinty in Todd Phillips’s “Joker”. It’s weathered all sorts of controversy – interview walk-outs, copycat violence panics, coming from the director of Due Date – but

The Old White Stripes Manoeuvre – Cinema Eclectica 224

This week Rob and Graham seek out “Ready or Not”, the buzzy new horror-comedy from V/H/S’s Radio Silence collective. It’s been hailed by the online horror community, but Rob’s been burned that way many times before so does this hit the mark? Off the Shelf

Denis Lavant’s Live Action CV – Cinema Eclectica 223

Limousines! Kylie! CGI rubber dragon sex! It can only be Leos Carax’s “Holy Motors” getting the Eclectica treatment from Aidan, Sarah and Graham. Deep thoughts will be had about religion, cinema and literature. Less-deep thoughts will be had about Denis Lavant’s old chap. Elsewhere, there

Cinema Eclectica 222 – The Method Toolbox of Dustin Hoffman

Aidan and Mick saddle up and join the posse of the “Midnight Cowboy” to explore the seedy underbelly of late ’60s New York. Meanwhile, “The Dogs of War” offers the intriguing proposition of an action movie that isn’t an action movie, but how could such

Cinema Eclectica 221 – Load Bearing Clown

Is it Pensive Staring Chapter Two or Creepy Spooky Fun Time With Bill Skarsgård, Chapter Two? Whatever we think of our feature film, this week, Andrew, Prob and Aidan talk the blockbuster horror release of the summer in “It: Chapter Two”: The Revengening. After that,

Cinema Eclectica 220 – Alien Yuppie Slugs Just Wanna Have Fun

It came from beyond the stars, or at least from South of Yorkshire – which is the same thing for us. Second Sight’s new Blu-Ray restoration of “Flight of the Navigator” prompts an ’80s sci-fi special, with Tim tackling Randal Kleiser’s children’s classic while Rob

Cinema Eclectica 218 – Angel of the North Has Fallen

The radio’s blasting 60’s pop, Aidan’s smoking Red Apples and Rob’s barefoot for no adequate reason, which means it’s time for a new Quentin Tarantino film. “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” has provoked heated debate about its … well, everything, really. But what’s

Cinema Eclectica 217 – They Saved Hitler’s Bath

It’s been 30 years since Spike Lee unleashed “Do the Right Thing” on cinemas like a bin pitched through a pizzeria window. Now, Aidan and Graham convene to give you the double truth, Ruth, about how it holds up in the modern era. Off the

Cinema Eclectica 216 – Beheaded by Duck

Last week’s director’s lottery came out with Jonathan Glazer, so this week Rob, Aidan and Graham sit down for the British maverick’s sci-fi psych-out “Under the Skin”. Scarlett Johansson, white transit van, Glasgow – you know the drill. A special Off the Shelf, meanwhile, sees