Film academics, curators and serious cinema fans talk about the under-appreciated flicks, hidden gems and under-the-radar classics that may have passed you by.
The Contender/Shut Up and Sing/Brotherhood of the Wolf - Helen O'Hara
Marvellous things in this episode...Dr Kino and Empire magazine's Editor-At-Large Helen O'Hara discuss The Contender, Shut Up and Sing and Brotherhood of the Wolf. Also under their scrutiny are: the position of women in film, film criticism, Joan Allen's actorly skills, magazine internships, film festivals and Jennifer Aniston's shoulders.
Ms O'Hara's a busy bee; please check out her Empire podcast and a forthcoming podcast which tackles her new book, Women vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Women-Hollywood-Fall-Rise-Film/dp/1472144430
Enjoy responsibly darlings!
Repo Man and Wonderboys with Dr Dan Mattingly
Drs Kino and Mattingly discuss Alex Cox's cult fave Repo Man (1984) and Curtis Hanson's underrated Wonderboys (2000). Expect musings, wonderings, the Tipp-Ex connection, the appeal of cult cinema, the perils of adaptation, Harry Dean Stanton and a brief mention of Shane MacGowan...enjoy, darlings!
Images/The Grapes of Death/Times Square with Marie Findley
Welcome back good listeners! For the first episode of Season 2, Dr Kino and Marie Findley (Mediaeval Baebe, TV writer, film fan, and all round Good Egg) discuss Altman's Images (1972), French zombie horror The Grapes of Death (Rollin, 1978) and Times Square (Moyle, 1980). They also wax lyrical about bad puns, the joys of underground cinema nights, performing arts degrees, and appearing in a Ken Russell film. Enjoy responsibly.
Xmas Special with the Panic Pixies
Dr Kino and the Panic Pixie Scream Girls (Holly and Becky) discuss and dissect the cinematic treats that filmmakers have variously bestowed upon us over the years. Also on the radar, in no particular order, are: psychedelic reindeer urine, Xmas slasher films, Joan Collins, Richard Curtis, The Box of Delights, and why Xmas has to be so damned eerie to be enjoyable. Enjoy, and seasons greetings to you all!
Dr Kino is taking a well-deserved break over the festive period, but will be back in the New Year with a new season of podcasts. As always, enjoy yer films folks!
Dead Man's Shoes - with Sean Wilson
Dr Kino and film writer Sean Wilson discuss Shane Meadows' under-rated 2004 masterpiece Dead Man's Shoes. Also under their beady gaze are, in no particular order: the superhuman normalcy of Paddy Considine, school VHS players, Nietzschean quotes, and the unadorned brilliance of the original Ghostbusters. Go on, you know you want to!
Episode 19 - Exorcist 2: The Heretic with Dr Tony Degouveia
Drs Kino and Degouveia discuss John Boorman's much maligned 1977 effort, Exorcist 2:The Heretic. Also mentioned are imaginary muscle cars, the dangers of too many script re-writes, Richard Burton's actorly voice, Manichean battles, ripping off horror film endings, and the perils of not giving Mark Kermode what he wants. Over to you, darlings!