Category Archives: Cinema Eclectica

Cinema Eclectica 95 – BIFAs, Barbies and Brexit

This week marks the beginning of yet another awards season. When will they ever end? Aside from the shiny things we also look at Steve Martin’s “Roxanne”, the skateboarding documentary “Lords of Dogtown”, Tom Hanks’ latest attempt at being a real boy in “Sully”, and

Cinema Eclectica Episode 94 – Opening a Can of Kevin Smith

We have our second ever photonegative show featuring lots of new releases from all over the world. The choice cuts are Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Creepy”, Botswanan drama “A United Kingdom”, Robert Zemeckis’ “Allied” and hysteria-laden Korean horror “The Wailing”. Staying with South Korea, Kim Jee-Woon is

Cinema Eclectica 93 – High Voltage: Carlos Danger

The weather was as bad as Carlos Danger this week so we apologise for the inconsistent audio. The Director’s Lottery returns for another innings, but before that we take a look at the hilarious political documentary “Weiner” and the early John Carpenter classic “Assault on

Cinema Eclectica 92 – Understanding Forest Whitaker

We have a new voice on the show this week. Off The Shelf includes “Voice without a Shadow”, a Michael Madsen (not that one), double-bill of “Into Eternity: A Film for the Future” and “The Visit: An Alien Encounter”, “Twilight’s Last Gleaming” and the surreal

Cinema Eclectica 91 – Smackhead School Reunion

All hail our new Lizard Overlord! On this week’s episode we have a rather eventful Trailerwatch and Question of the Week, and Off The Shelf includes “Two Women” starring Sophia Loren, Werner Herzog’s volcanic documentary “Into the Inferno”, and European depress-’em-up “Aloys”. This week’s Feature

Cinema Eclectica 90 – A Big Bag of Halloween Camp

It’s our Halloween special! We do away with the conventions again to bring you something a little different, so we present to you “Screams Around the World”, and we escalate things with each film so come along as we look at Häxan and Frontier(s) before

Cinema Eclectica 89 – Adam Curtis’ Hypnotoad

We break a few rules as this episode is named by Letterboxd user Ned Gilmore, and this week’s Feature Presentation is actually a streaming title! With the launch of a new distribution label we look at Brian De Palma’s “Body Double”, the 1924 silent documentary

Cinema Eclectica 88 – Anti-Social Surrealism

This week Rob gets traded for an older production version (for purely technical reasons of course). We look at Andrzej Zulawski’s baffling final film “Cosmos”, notorious video nasty “The Burning” and F.W. Murnau’s “The Grand Duke’s Finances”. Our Feature Presentation doubled up and mutated a

Cinema Eclectica 87 – A Seaworthy Vessel of Scuzz

Between the madness of being a bit ill and accidentally suggesting necrophilia, it’s something of an eventful show. This week we look at Billy Wilder’s “Fedora”, William Klein’s art-house oddity “Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?”, Richard Wenk’s 1980s high-camp horror “Vamp”, and Whit Stillman’s divisive

Cinema Eclectica 86 – Mecha Hitler Vs Cyber Churchill

As we travel the country we learn that the big news has secretly been following us! Conspiracy! Off The Shelf features Robert Aldrich’s “The Flight of the Phoenix”, Stanley Kubrick’s “Paths of Glory” and the accidental creation of the oddest of double bill’s – Miklós