Category Archives: Cinema Eclectica

Cinema Eclectica 65 – The Internet has no Doghands

This week we absolutely refuse any second hand gags. Bad, Producer Rob. In Off The Shelf we have all the best stuff from the 1980s – ridiculous action with “The Zero Boys” and crazy, gory practical effects in “Bride of Re-Animator”. We also have the

Cinema Eclectica 64 – Criterion Collection Special

A special of a very different kind this week as we celebrate the UK debut of the Criterion Collection. We have news, question of the week and a trailer of the week before Off The Shelf becomes decidedly Criterion flavoured with “Tootsie”, “The Tragedy of

Cinema Eclectica 63 – Golden Era Crazy Eyes

We’re back to the Golden Age in more ways than one this week. Off The Shelf sees us delve into the Golden Era of Hollywood cinema and BBC documentaries with “Bengal Brigade”, “Sam Bass and Calamity Jane”, “Back to God’s Country” and a continuation of

Cinema Eclectica 62 – Themes and Roundabouts

Another go on the merry-go-round of trailers and films that never fully joined Club Eclectica. Off The Shelf feature Italian neo-realism with “Rocco and his Brothers”, the forgotten David Lean film “The Sound Barrier”, and the lesser Ealing Studios release “Pink String and Sealing Wax”

Cinema Eclectica 61 – Disney Deniers

This week we discover that Disney Deniers exist and are among us. In a change from our regularly scheduled programming embark upon a celebration of all things from the House of Mouse with “The Fox and the Hound”, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “Atlantis: the

Cinema Eclectica 60 – Walesploitation

We collect our podcast pension this week and just to keep up will all you whippersnappers we change things up. It’s a brave new world of extreme violence, modern art and European cowboys. Off The Shelf features Nicolas Roeg’s “Eureka” and Wim Wenders’ “The American

Cinema Eclectica 59 – Hard-Boiled Teletubbies

This week we have a narrator! That’s Cinema Eclectica for you – forever breaking new ground. Aidan’s return makes for a full strength Off The Shelf. Rob gets messed up with “The World of Kanako”, Graham gets classy with “Shooting Stars” (no, not that one),

Cinema Eclectica 58 – Pre-School Audition

This week we discover that The Witch is actually the most serious episode of Scooby Doo there ever was. In “Off The Shelf” we look at Blaxploitation icon Pam Grier in “Sheba, Baby”, Swedish surrealism in “Songs from the Second Floor” and new horror icon

Cinema Eclectica 57 – Post-Oscar S&M Tea Party

This week we examine the Oscars for 2016 and their lame-duck cousins the Razzies. In a classy example of counterprogramming, Off The Shelf unfolds with Graham tackling the amazingly-titled absurd Czech new-wave comedy “Tomorrow I’ll Wake Up And Scald Myself With Tea”, Rob waxes lyrical

Cinema Eclectica 56 – Dai Impossible: Welsh Superspy

This week we’re down a Ryan but gain a surprising amount of Comic trivia along the way. In Off The Shelf we continue our look at the filmography of Vera Chytilova with Second Run’s release of “Something Different”. Rob looks at the baffling Marxist crow