Interactive discussions for film lovers. Critical conversations, provocative debate, and exclusive interviews on and inspired by film.
CinePunked are Robert JE Simpson, Rachael Kelly and Ben Simpson.
It's All Pretend
On July 21 2021 actor Robin Williams would have turned 70. To mark the occasion, CinePunked take a look at one of his more unusual roles - that of Sy the photo guy in One Hour Photo (2002).
CinePunked mark the 86th birthday of Elvis Presley with a discussion of his screen career, iconic status, and arguably his most acclaimed film - King Creole (1958).
Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animals
CinePunked mark the holiday season with an appraisal of one of the most iconic family film franchises of the 1990s - Home Alone. Is Kevin McCallister the luckiest or unluckiest boy in the world? What is the bond between mother and son? And where does one draw the line with slapstick? All this and more as we explore Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.
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Exploring the groundbreaking 1992 BBCtv drama mockumentary Ghostwatch. With Robert JE Simpson, Ben Simpson and David L Rattigan.
Burn All Books!
Who is to say what we should and shouldn't read? Should we ban books? Which books would you like to eradicate? Inspired by Ray Bradbury's novel and the François Truffaut film adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, CinePunked explores issues of censorship on screen and in literature. With Robert JE Simpson, Dr Rachael Kelly, Neil Sedgewick and Steven Rainey.
Put On A Happy Face
Todd Phillips' 2019 film Joker is a comic book superhero film without a superhero. A dark portrayal of mental illness that divided critics. CinePunked's Robert, Rachael and Ben explore its dark recesses, the evolution of the Joker in the Batman films, issues of gatekeeping, and other problems.
Just discovered this gem and totally enjoying the current episode about my favourite Charlie Chaplin film ‘The Kid’, with my favourite scene of all time - the teapot / baby bottle on a string 🙂