Category Archives: Cinema Eclectica

Cinema Eclectica 131 – Some of My Best Friends are Baguettes!

This week we ask the question, how French can a cannibal movie be? Fortunately we have Rob’s big bag of national stereotypes to help us work this out, and it’s equally fortuitous that Graham has Indicator’s reissue of Arthur Penn’s star-studded crime thriller “The Chase”,

Cinema Eclectica 130 – The Man With the Three-Bleep Name

This week our Film of the Week is Mel Brooks’s comedy classic “Young Frankenstein”, which leads Aidan and Graham into a dilemma – is it too obvious to recommend people watch James Whale’s “Frankenstein” alongside it? While we ponder that, there’s also a three-film set

Cinema Eclectica 129 – Underworld Duck and a Lizard Sandwich

Inspired by the late Harry Dean Stanton, whether it’s fearlessly wading into the debates over controversial new releases or creating singularly unappetising food metaphors, we don’t give a duck. In Off the Shelf, Rob and Graham review a double-bill of Italian horror from Arrow with

Cinema Eclectica 128 – TAG! Stephen King’s It!

This week Buñuel fans Aidan and Graham get drunk on the ‘re-release’ of “Belle de Jour”, while Rob and Ryan are the designated drivers. A singular Film of the Week leads us to a diverse set of recommendations for things to watch, and there’s our

Cinema Eclectica 125 – Pinocchio Must Seek Therapy

It’s a battle of the bands in Off the Shelf this week, with “The Slayer” going up against “Clash”. Will the former reign in blood, or will Mohammad Diab’s tale of young Egyptians fighting the law and the law winning do an, er … …

Cinema Eclectica 124 – Valerian’s Geordie Space Market

We get a guest expert in on this show, which is fortunate as one of the team reveals he’s never seen a film before. Despite this handicap we press on with our review schedule with Graham unearthing the forgotten British TV movie “Miss Morison’s Ghosts”,

Cinema Eclectica 123 – Even David Cronenberg Has His Limits

Above all else, Cinema Eclectica wants to heal your soul. Do you have traumatic memories of Watership Down? Ryan’s review of BFI Flipside’s “The Orchard End Murder” might be able to help. Is your home life confusing? It can’t be as confusing as Vittorio De