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Podcast Episode 136: A Valentine To The Rapturous Romanti...

Podcast Episode 136: A Valentine To The Rapturous Romanticism Of Wong Kar-Wai

Feb. 14
By Beth Accomando

My idea of a good date movie is "Shaun of the Dead." So maybe I'm not the best person to be making Valentine's Day recommendations. But there's one contemporary filmmaker who consistently tackles love with such lush romanticism that even I swoon at his movies. That filmmaker is Wong Kar-Wai. So as much as I hate Cupid's silly holiday, here's a Valentine to Wong Kar-Wai.

Podcast Episode 135: Batman '66 Exhibit

Podcast Episode 135: Batman '66 Exhibit

Feb. 2
By Beth Accomando

Fifty-two years ago ABC launched the TV show "Batman" and forever changed the pop culture landscape.

Podcast Episode 134: TCM's Eddie Muller On All Things Noir

Podcast Episode 134: TCM's Eddie Muller On All Things Noir

Jan. 13
By Beth Accomando

Noirchaelogist, Czar of noir, host of TCM's Noir Alley, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation... whatever title you want to refer to him by, Eddie Muller is simply the man to go to when you want to know anything about film noir.

Podcast Episode 133: Horror Movies As Spiritual Practice

Podcast Episode 133: Horror Movies As Spiritual Practice

Dec. 22, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The holidays are upon us so what better time to think about spirituality. For some, movie theaters are like churches and the movies they screen can teach about how to live life.

Podcast 132: Revisiting David Cronenberg's 'Crash'

Podcast 132: Revisiting David Cronenberg's 'Crash'

Dec. 8, 2017
By Beth Accomando

For this podcast, Arts & Culture Reporter Beth Accomando turns to her archives for an interview with David Cronenberg about his 1996 film "Crash," adapted from J.G. Ballard's controversial 1973 novel revolving around people with symphorophilia, in this case, car-crash sexual fetishism.

Podcast Episode 131: A Pair Of Films To Be Thankful For

Podcast Episode 131: A Pair Of Films To Be Thankful For

Nov. 23, 2017
By Beth Accomando

It's Thanksgiving and I have a pair of films that I am feeling very thankful for right now: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and "The Shape of Water." Filmmaker Martin McDonagh talks about writing a film for Frances McDormand and Doug Jones talks about "suit acting" for Guillermo Del Toro.

Podcast Episode 130: Larry Cohen, King Of The B Movies

Podcast Episode 130: Larry Cohen, King Of The B Movies

Nov. 10, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Larry Cohen is a genius because he managed to have the best of both worlds in the entertainment industry. Not many can claim to have enjoyed both a traditionally successful career within the mainstream Hollywood system as well as cult status outside the studio system making audaciously independent films exactly the way he wanted to.

Podcast Episode 129: Bruce Campbell, Hail To The Chin Baby

Podcast Episode 129: Bruce Campbell, Hail To The Chin Baby

Oct. 27, 2017
By Beth Accomando

"Ash Vs. Evil Dead" season three opener has been postponed to February! So if you want your Bruce Campbell fix in October, check out this podcast and his new book, "Hail to the Chin."

Podcast Episode 128: Gay Horror And The Final Boys

Podcast Episode 128: Gay Horror And The Final Boys

Oct. 13, 2017
By Beth Accomando

You all know about the final girl in horror, that feisty possibly virginal heroine who’s the last one left standing after some serial killer goes on a rampage. But are you familiar with the final boy?

Podcast Episode 127: Giallo Cinema, Killing It With Style

Podcast Episode 127: Giallo Cinema, Killing It With Style

Oct. 5, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Italian giallo cinema is something everyone needs to experience at least once. It consumes you like a fever dream and assaults your senses with an audacious excess of style. Soak up some glorious giallo elegance with this podcast.

Podcast Episode 126: Horrible Imaginings And 'Uncharted R...

Podcast Episode 126: Horrible Imaginings And 'Uncharted Regions'

Sept. 21, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival wrapped up earlier this month, and it was another great year embracing the darkness. Here's a reflection on the event and a look at the radio drama created specifically to debut at the festival.

Podcast Episode 125: To Be, Or Not To Be 'Hamlet'

Podcast Episode 125: To Be, Or Not To Be 'Hamlet'

Sept. 12, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The Old Globe has a bold new production of “Hamlet” on stage now. It is directed by Barry Edelstein and it made me see the play with new eyes. This podcast is dedicated to Shakespeare’s great play and to understanding it better through film and an interview with Edelstein.

Podcast Episode 124: RIP George A. Romero, Godfather Of T...

Podcast Episode 124: RIP George A. Romero, Godfather Of The Undead

Aug. 17, 2017
By Beth Accomando

George A. Romero died on July 16. The zombie community paid tribute to him during Comic-Con, and I gather some of those memories and an archive interview with him for this remembrance.

Podcast Episode 123: TCM Spotlight On Alfred Hitchcock

Podcast Episode 123: TCM Spotlight On Alfred Hitchcock

July 12, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, Hitch — however you want to refer to him — is a filmmaker who has left an indelible mark on cinema. His career spanned the silents and talkies, black and white, Technicolor, and 3-D, plus film industries on both side of the pond.

Podcast Episode 122: In Praise Of Edgar Wright

Podcast Episode 122: In Praise Of Edgar Wright

July 9, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Edgar Wright has a new film out and that is cause for celebration. I speak with the director about "Baby Driver."

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