Category Archives: Cinema Eclectica

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

Cinema Eclectica 85 – Time Skips and Road Trips

On this highly mobile episode we take a look at Jacques Tourneur’s “Cat People”, Paul Newman and Orson Welles in “The Long Hot Summer”, Stanley Kramer’s “The Secret of Santa Vittoria” and cult British Horror “Psychomania”. After that we hand over to our past selves

Cinema Eclectica 84 – The Cinema Politika Threshold

We’re doing it backwards this week (pardon the phrasing). Off The Shelf goes to the cinema as we look at 4 new releases: “Kubo and the Two Strings”, “Hell or High Water”, “Anthropoid” and “Don’t Breathe”. Our Feature Presentation is the latest outing for the

Cinema Eclectica 83 – Studying for my B.A. in Lettuce

We’re back to service as normal – except for one small omissions (oops). On this week’s show we look at the first part of Hiroshi Inagaki’s classic trilogy “Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto”, Alex Cox’s “Sid & Nancy”, a Werner Rainer Fassbinder double bill of “Fox

Cinema Eclectica 82 – Things are going in a Grave Robbing Direction

Apologies for the delay! We’ve had technical difficulties and gremlins to contend with. On this extended edition we see the return of the B-sides with “Tickled”, “The Little Prince”, “Star Trek Beyond”, “Evolution”, “Childhood of a Leader” and “Everyone Wants Some” – titles that could