Category Archives: Cinema Eclectica

Cinema Eclectica 176 – Turtle or No Turtle

Graham and Aidan are in luck this week with, er, “Lucky” as Film of the Week. As the last lead role for the legendary Harry Dean Stanton, it’s got pathos, humour and a very odd suggestion on what to do with a lollipop. Shane Black

Cinema Eclectica 175 – Marvin Gaye’s Frankenstein

All the leaves aren’t quite brown yet, but the sky is definitely grey so it’s the season for Aidan, Graham and Tim to revisit Wong Kar-Wai’s international breakthrough hit “Chungking Express”. Revitalising his career after the arduous shoot of “Ashes of Time”, it’s still one

Cinema Eclectica 174 – Drunken Sake Shenanigans

On this episode our Film of the Week is the hotly-tipped adaptation of a cult British novel about gangland youth, and although Graham is on hand to nurse Mick through his “Absolute Beginners” flashbacks, Idris Elba’s directorial debut “Yardie” is a very different proposition. Bonus

Cinema Eclectica 173 – “On the Bigotry Hotline”

Graham and Sarah are in high spirits this week, which is good because the world’s home entertainment companies trying to bring everyone down. While Sarah tackles grooming in Eureka Video’s “Allure” and the destruction of the countryside in the BFI’s none-more-BFI documentary “Arcadia”, Graham seems

Cinema Eclectica 172 – The Millennial Retro of Slender Man

What happens when you introduce three newcomers to a well-known kung fu movie from the ’90s? Join Sarah, Mick and Aidan as they get thrown into the deep end with Director’s Lottery winner Tsui Hark’s classic martial arts film which stars Jet Li as the

Cinema Eclectica 171 – The Legend of Cedric

Even though Graham has been practising his terrible Jason Statham impersonation for an entire week, in the end it’s Mark who gets swallowed up by The Stath’s shark-’em-up “The Meg”. That leaves Rob, Aidan and Graham free to turn their attention to Michael Lehmann’s cult

Cinema Eclectica 170 – Paul Rudd Roulette

After a week’s break the ant-icipation is growing for Graham, Mick and Andrew as they tackle Marvel’s latest superhero offering – “Ant-Man and The Wasp”. Will they make a big deal out of it and add to the positive buzz, belittle it with feeble size

Cinema Eclectica 169 – Jeff Goldblum’s Massive Tricycle

So there’s this hotel over in California where you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave – largely because you’re still on the member’s list. This week Aidan, Graham and Rob are booking into Drew Pearce’s “Hotel Artemis” – which

Cinema Eclectica 168 – Grumpy Old Dictators

It’s a three-man show disguised as a two-man show this week as Rob and Graham invite Mark on for an exciting new feature where we take a different look at two of last week’s big releases – “The Incredibles 2” and “Skyscraper”. Before all of