31 episodes

Every season host Jake Sanders is joined by guests to examine how filmmakers over the years have explored the same theme.

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Every season host Jake Sanders is joined by guests to examine how filmmakers over the years have explored the same theme.

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom & Who's Minding the Store?

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom & Who's Minding the Store?

    “Nothing is more anarchic than power” 


    This quote by  one Pier Paolo Pasolini is the guiding theme behind the latest pairing from Felix

    We talk two films about the unchecked cruelty of the ruling classes enacted on the less privileged.


    Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) The pro-torture porn classic by Pasolini follows four rich, insane libertines who force eighteen teenagers to participate in a series of torturous, humiliating rituals. 


    Who’s Minding the Store? (1963) Directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Jerry Lewis as an ambitious working man, WMTS finds our hero unwittingly coerced into a job at a department store owned by the parents of his secretly mega-rich girlfriend. The parents - who despise his humble origins, hatch a scheme to drive a wedge between the couple.
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    Intro music: Joel Oldham @old.joel
    Artwork:  Fred Sanders @fredsanders.creative

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Gamer & Spree (also Elvis)

    Gamer & Spree (also Elvis)

    With our screening of Gamer coming up on August 2nd, we pair Neveldine and Taylor's anrachic, ahead-of-its-time cult favourite with  Eugene Kotlyarenko's Spree. Both films explore the role of technology in an increasingly divided society, incorporating new media into the directors' vision.  We also talk about Baz Luhrman's Elvis for a bit.

    Gamer (2009)  We barely scratch the surface of Neveldine &  Taylor's unfairly maligned masterpiece, but you can find out more about the film and buy tickets to our screening (which includes a pre-recordeed intro from Steven Shaviro + music after the film) at our website. Come by on August 2nd to Avalon Cafe in Bermondsey to see the film and discuss it irl.

    Spree (2020)  Kotlyarenko's  film follows  Kurt Kunkle (Joe Keery) as a socially maladjusted rideshare driver who stages a killing spree in a desperate bid to achieve viral success.

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    email us: cinemarisingshow@gmail.com
    Instagram: @cinema_rising

    Intro music: Joel Oldham @old.joel
    Artwork:  Fred Sanders @fredsanders.creative

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Szamanka & Clifford

    Szamanka & Clifford

    Season Four is here. We start our deep dive into how the theme of "chaos" has been explored on film with a classic pairing from Felix. We take  a look at Andrzej Żuławski's controversial folk horror/erotic thriller Szamanka (1996) and the 1994 disasterpiece Clifford (1994).

    Szamanka (1996) Starring Boguslaw "The Polish Bruce Willis" Linda and the then first-time actress Iwona Petry, Szamanka explores the violently intense sexual relationship between an archaeology professor (Linda) and a possibly mentally ill woman referred to only as "The Italian" (Petry).

    Clifford (1996) Hoping to match the success of superficially similar nineties comedies like Home Alone and Problem Child, but failing to find a child star with adequate box office draw, Orion Studios decided to cast middle-aged comedian Martin Short as the eponymous Clifford. Short plays a ten-year-old sadist whose prolonged stay with his uncle (Charles Grodin) and his put-upon girlfriend (Mary Steenburgen) results in a whirlwind of psychic and physical violence.

    email us: cinemarisingshow@gmail.com
    Instagram: @cinema_rising

    Intro music: Joel Oldham @old.joel
    Artwork:  Fred Sanders @fredsanders.creative

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Major Announcement: Gamer Screening August 2nd

    Major Announcement: Gamer Screening August 2nd

    Just a quick one - come and see Gamer on August 2nd with an introduction from critic and author Steven Shaviro and music after the film.

    Tickets here:

    https://www.cinemarising.com/screenings

    • 1 min
    Season Finale: Sunset Boulevard & How We All Became Norma Desmond

    Season Finale: Sunset Boulevard & How We All Became Norma Desmond

    For this season finale, we break format to pair a film, not with another film, but with a concept. Pushing the structure of a double-feature podcast to breaking point,  we look at Billy Wilder's 1950 noir classic, then look at how contemporary film culture has transformed us all into a strange version of Gloria Swanson's iconic femme fatale - Norma Desmond.

    Desmond lives in a memory palace built from her years of stardom, fruitlessly longing for another moment in the spotlight, desperate to recapture the victories of years passed.  For many, the decline of cinema's cultural relevance and the increasing share given over to corporate, IP-driven interests has led to a similar retreat into film history. We explore cinema's prevalent obsession with the past, from American auteurs' drift towards nostalgia to deep-faking and dieting dead or aging stars. Finally, we look ahead, and try and conceive of a  future for the movies.

    Thank you for listening, and stay tuned for a special announcement very soon.

    email us: cinemarisingshow@gmail.com
    Instagram: @cinema_rising

    Intro music: Joel Oldham @old.joel
    Artwork:  Fred Sanders @fredsanders.creative

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Vertigo & Bruges-La-Morte

    Vertigo & Bruges-La-Morte

    In the penultimate episode of the season, we look at one film you know and one you might not. We talk the certified best film ever, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, alongside Ronald Chase’s Bruges-La-Morte.
    Vertigo (1958) Burdened with the title of “The Greatest Film Ever Made”, Hitchcock’s technicolour noir remains a discomfiting study of memory, obsession, and the act of looking itself.
    Bruges-La-Morte (1978) Director Ronald Chase cut his teeth as a dancer in the 1950s, before transitioning into opera design and filmmaking, using projection of original footage to enhance the theatrical experience. Shot on a shoestring, repurposing the crew and equipment from a previous project, Chase’s adaptation of the novel of the same title is a bizarre, feverish feat of low-budget ingenuity. Also one of the only non-Star Wars roles from C3-P0 actor Anthony Daniels . Available for free on Chase’s Vimeo.

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    email us: cinemarisingshow@gmail.com
    Instagram: @cinema_rising

    Intro music: Joel Oldham @old.joel
    Artwork:  Fred Sanders @fredsanders.creative

    • 1 hr 33 min

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