Category Archives: Cinema Eclectica

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

Cinema Eclectica 34 – Dyer Consequences

On this week’s show we have a good old butcher’s at 2015’s blockbuster season. Off the Shelf features a typically diverse bunch of movies, with Rob covering Rabies – Israel’s first ever horror film, Ryan going bck to high school with Salute! Sun Yat-Sen and