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Cinema Eclectica 59 – Hard-Boiled Teletubbies

This week we have a narrator! That’s Cinema Eclectica for you – forever breaking new ground. Aidan’s return makes for a full strength Off The Shelf. Rob gets messed up with “The World of Kanako”, Graham gets classy with “Shooting Stars” (no, not that one),

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S12E08 – Defend Your Really Powerful Granny!

This week we venture into uncharted territory and pit our favourites against each other in a brand new format we’re calling “The Versus”, and for our inaugural face-off what better place to start than RPG’s. Reviews – Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo, Lego: Marvel’s

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Ken Russell: Great Composers

The music documentary is enjoying a boom period with the likes of 20,000 Days on Earth & Searching for Sugar Man receiving both critical and commercial acclaim, there’s also the channel defining content from the award winning BBC Four. Staying with the British Broadcasting Corporation,

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Kurosawa’s Ran (4K Restoration)

Based on Shakespeare’s King Lear, RAN is considered one of the greatest war films of all time and is the final solo masterpiece from legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. The 30th anniversary 4K release also coincides with the 400th anniversary celebrations of William Shakespeare. AKIRA

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On the Box 44 – Balls To The Wall Action

It’s TV time again, so join us as we discuss Apple’s entry into on-demand streaming, the absence of Netflix from Sky Q, the new name for not-in-Demand 5, dancing with Bez and more. This week we’ve been watching The Great British Comic Relief Bake Off,

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Keyframe 42 – We Need More Serious Bear!

We return once more to the animated world with trailers for Klaus and Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear before heading off into the wild blue yonder aboard Mecha Gromit while OreImo’s Kousaka Kirino tries to encourage young people to vote. True story. Our featured anime

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4-Panel Episode 45 – The Faeces Sandwich Of Comics

In a week where Deadpool in a strait-jacket and boxer shorts is strewn across a highway in Ohio, the strangest things to happen are DC’s plans for “Rebirth”. We also caught the trailer for season 2 of Daredevil, and other stuff happened as well. Our

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Ken Russell: The Great Passions

How many BBC arts documentaries of the 1960s do you think begin with the exhumation of a mummified corpse, lit by flickering torches and soundtracked by booming horror-movie music? Not many, I’ll wager, but then there weren’t many directors walking the corridors of Broadcasting House

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Cinema Eclectica 58 – Pre-School Audition

This week we discover that The Witch is actually the most serious episode of Scooby Doo there ever was. In “Off The Shelf” we look at Blaxploitation icon Pam Grier in “Sheba, Baby”, Swedish surrealism in “Songs from the Second Floor” and new horror icon