Category Archives: Cinema Eclectica

Cinema Eclectica 158 – The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Junk Never

Sandwiching two slices of groundbreaking queer cinema in between the bread of gritty revenge drama, this week’s show truly has something for everyone. Maybe he’s just able to relate to the parched atmosphere, but Graham is very taken with Warwick Thornton’s outback western “Sweet Country”,

Cinema Eclectica 156 – Existentialism and Pizza, Dude

This week we’re covering films that, in one way or another, deliver on what their titles promise. “A Fistful of Dollars” really was made for about as much money as its name suggests, while “Neon Bull” really does feature a neon bull, and “The Passenger”

Cinema Eclectica 155 – The Hills Have Ears

This week’s Off the Shelf sees the films themselves teaching the hosts a thing or two. Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s paranormal horror “Ghost Stories” turns the sceptical Graham into a true believer, while Aidan finds Criterion’s reissue of “La Cage aux Folles” something of

Cinema Eclectica 154 – All Dogs Gere to Heaven

Somewhere in the British archipelago, no years into the future (but some time in the year 2018 for those of you who are actually in the future). Four strays gather to discuss Wes Anderson’s new and strange stop-motion animated movie “Isle of Dogs” – a

Cinema Eclectica 153 – Oprah: Floating Benevolent Space God

This week’s show tackles faith, the nature of reality and how to pronounce director’s names – all areas that we’re pretty confident we’ll have sorted out by the time we finish our review of Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” where we find out if

Cinema Eclectica 152 – Release the Bad Doggos

We like to cover the full spectrum of cinema on this show, and any episode which begins with a Palme d’Or winner and ends with an infamously campy teen incest melodrama certainly qualifies. The former is our Film of the Week – Ruben Östlund’s “The

Cinema Eclectica 151 – Needs More Benedict Wong

Rob, Mick and Graham travel into unknown territory this week for Alex Garland’s Netflix psych-out “Annihilation” on the day of its release. If you’ve ever wanted to listen as people grapple with a trippy, existential, hard science fiction film a couple of hours after watching

Cinema Eclectica 150 – Real estate advice for Vampires

It’s our 150th show, which you’d think would be a time for celebration but for Mick, Tim, Rob and Graham it’s a time for deep, deep shame as they exchange their guilty pleasure movies with each other (no, not that kind). This anniversary cavalcade of

Cinema Eclectica 149 – Frisking Bogie’s Butt

Graham and Aidan welcome a new reviewer to the show this week as Sarah comes on board to help us with our hella-tight analysis of Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird”. It’s an Oscar front-runner despite featuring no references to the Dunkirk evacuation whatsoever – but what