Category Archives: Cinema Eclectica

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

Cinema Eclectica 214 – The Last Of The English Tawdries

This week Graham and Tim check out Jim Jarmusch as he pioneers un-deadpan comedy with The Dead Don’t Die. Are the jokes as dusty as Jarmusch’s strangely goreless zombies? Off the Shelf sees Graham covering Border – the Mubi release which combines the two poles

Cinema Eclectica 210 – Jules & Jim Up A Mountain

At 210 episodes old we can ask for all the things in the world, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to get anything for this “obvious” landmark. Besides, Rob and Aidan have a job to do. This week it’s another of our regular Directors Lottery

Cinema Eclectica 209 – Damn You 5 for £25!

The uncontainable power of our sister show 4-Panel rises up and consumes us again as Mick and Andrew join Aidan to discuss “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”. It’s the last in a franchise that’s lasted as long as two MCUs, but what’s the endgame like? Of course,

Cinema Eclectica 208 – Fritz Lang’s Mannequin

The show is turned upside down again this week, with three big new releases in the second half and an archive gem in the first – Sergio Martino’s Poe-meets-giallo cult classic “Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key”, the title

Cinema Eclectica 206 – Assiety of Sassassins

It’s time for “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” or Wick in a Box or whatever it’s called, and before Aidan and Graham adjudicate the ultra-violence like a glove-carrying Asia Kate Dillon, we’ve got a Question of the Week where we ask for your favourite