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Podcast Episode 47: Frizzi 2 Fulci

Nov. 13
By Beth Accomando
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Italian film composer Fabio Frizzi made his first tour of the U.S. this year with a tribute concert to director Lucio Fulci called Frizzi 2 Fulci. I saw the concert in L.A. last month and caught up with Frizzi in Wales for my first overseas Cinema Junkie podcast.

San Diego Man's Role In Uncovering Priest Sex Abuse Featured In 'Spotlight'

Nov. 12
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A San Diego mental health counselor was instrumental in helping Boston Globe investigative reporters uncover the priest sex abuse scandal in 2002 and cover-up that followed. The investigation is depicted in the new film "Spotlight."

Podcast Episode 46: Revisiting The Hollywood Blacklist With 'Trumbo'

Nov. 12
By Beth Accomando
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In a year when I was breathlessly awaiting a new Bond film and a promising "Star Wars" installment, "Trumbo" (opening Friday throughout San Diego) was the film that in some ways I was most excited about because it combined so many elements I love.

War Dog’s Tale: Film Follows Navy SEAL, German Shepherd

Nov. 10
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The film "SEAL Dog" tells the story of the unusual relationship between Trevor Maroshek and a German Shepherd known as Chopper, on and off the battlefield.

Podcast Episode 45: 'SPECTRE' And James Bond Geekiness

Nov. 5
By Beth Accomando
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Bond. James Bond. My obsession with 007 began as a child and I continue to thrill at the new films, including the latest "SPECTRE" (opening Friday throughout San Diego).

San Diego Asian Film Festival Opens Thursday

Nov. 5
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Women directors, masters of cinema, pop culture and a 105-year-old Disney artist. The 16th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival, which opens this week, celebrates films from Asia and by Asian-Americans.

Podcast Episode 44: San Diego Asian Film Festival Celebrates Its Sweet 16

Nov. 4
By Beth Accomando
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The San Diego Asian Film Festival celebrates its sweet 16 this year. Artistic director Brian Hu talked about programming the festival and highlights some festival offerings.

Podcast Episode 43: What Was The First Film To Scare You?

Oct. 30
By Beth Accomando
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Last week I gave you a tease of my Cinema Junkie podcast about the first film people remember scaring them, now listen to more memories including some horror celebrities.

Podcast Episode 42: Feminist Western And Horror Film List

Oct. 29
By Beth Accomando
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Feminist western barely qualifies as a subgenre since there are so few entries but "The Keeping Room" (opening Oct. 30 at Landmark's Ken Cinema) offers a strong entry.

What Zombies Say About U.S. Culture, Society

Oct. 28
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A Cal State San Marcos professor and author examines the horror genre and discusses the deeper meaning of zombies, vampires and ghosts.

Podcast Episode 41: Tribute To 'Re-Animator The Musical'

Oct. 23
By Beth Accomando
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This week's horror-themed October Cinema Junkie podcast pays tribute to "Re-Animator The Musical."

Podcast Episode 40: Obedience And Madness

Oct. 22
By Beth Accomando
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It's all about obedience and madness with reviews of "The Experimenter" (opening Oct. 23 at Landmark's Ken Cinema) and National Theatre Live's "Hamlet" with Benedict Cumberbatch (screening next week).

What Was The First Film To Scare You?

Oct. 21
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Halloween is just around the corner, and it got KPBS film critic Beth Accomando thinking about the first film to scare her.

Podcast Episode 39: Psychoanalyzing 'The Babadook'

Oct. 16
By Beth Accomando
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This week's horror-themed edition of the KPBS Cinema Junkie Podcast looks at "The Babadook" through the eyes of a psychoanalyst.

Podcast Episode 38: 'Crimson Peak,' 'Victoria,' Halloween Horror

Oct. 15
By Beth Accomando
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This week, Guillermo del Toro returns to the realm of ghosts for his gothic romance, "Crimson Peak" (opening Oct. 16 throughout San Diego).