Category Archives: Cinema Eclectica

Cinema Eclectica 44 – Hell Comes To Brooklyn

This week we realise that not all advertising is evil – some of it is quite hilarious. Off the Shelf is an almighty round of opposites with Rob and Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashomon”, Ryan with the 1980’s horror classic “Hellraiser”, Aidan with “A Letter to Three

Cinema Eclectica 42 – A Slightly Messed-Up Italian H-H-H-Halloween

This week the news devolves into Rob making noises. Off the Shelf is a Halloween-themed affair as we go all-Italian with Dario Argento’s “Phenomena”, Mario Bava’s “Black Sunday” and a notorious double-bill of “Zombie Flesh Eaters” and “Cannibal Holocaust”. Our Film of the Week is

Cinema Eclectica 41 – Radioactive Baby Bruce (Willis)

This week we turn something hideous into a shaven-headed beauty. Off the Shelf is predictably unpredictable with the African chase film “The Naked Prey”, Tobe Hooper’s big crocodile feature “Eaten Alive”, and the long-lost silent movie “A Daughter of Destiny”. Our Film of the Week

Cinema Eclectica 40 – Tsukamoto, The Messed Up Sweetheart

Gremlin shenanigans be damned! No-one can slow the good ship Eclectica. It’s the big 4-0, and we have an Amicus/Hammer double with “The Skull” and “The Man Who Could Cheat Death”, the latest installment in our ongoing effort to cover Shinya Tsukamoto’s filmography with “Snake

Cinema Eclectica 37 – The Made-Up Words Club

This week don’t need a dictionary… because we ARE the dictionary. Off the Shelf is top-filled with the usual oddities – Samuel Fuller’s noir Pick-Up on South Street, Woody Allen’s maligned Curse of the Jade Scorpion, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest attempt to salvage his career

Cinema Eclectica 36 – The Mixing Desk is POWER!

This week we get unnecessarily vengeful about a children’s Christmas film. Off the Shelf features Nagisa Oshima’s Cruel Story of Youth and Haskell Wexler’s Medium Cool – both from Masters of Cinema. Meanwhile, Ryan delves into the underrated Sympathy for Lady Vengeance and Graham takes

Cinema Eclectica 35 – Age of Lobsters

This week we invent an entirely new sub-genre of superhero movie. In a typically eccentric Off the Shelf we look at Housebound – the 2014 festival hit from Australia, Korean student drama Bleak Night, the long lost BFI Flipside title Requiem for a Village, and