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Cinema Junkie Episode 179: Author Joe Hill On 'NOS4A2' And Horror

Sept. 27
By Beth Accomando

This past June AMC launched an adaptation of Joe Hill’s novel "NOS4A2" starring Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx and Asleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen. At Comic-Con, AMC announced that the series would be renewed for a second season. So Cinema Junkie digs into the archives for a 2013 interview when Hill stopped by the KPBS studios.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 175: New Film 'Official Secrets' Celebrates Whistleblower

July 30
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie celebrated National Whistleblower Day in July with an interview with Gavin Hood, director of "Official Secrets" about Katherine Gun. The film opens in San Diego Sept. 12.

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Podcast Episode 160: Breaking The Commandments With Pre-Code Hollywood

Feb. 1
By Beth Accomando

Films made between 1930 and 1934 have come to be known as pre-Code and display defiance of the self-censorship rules Hollywood laid down for itself. I will talk about the delicious naughtiness and sensational social realism of these films with Danny Reid of Pre-Code.com as the film series Breaking the Commandments: Pre-Code Hollywood continues this Sunday with 'Possessed" at Digital Gym Cinema.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 177: Talking Horror And HIFF

Aug. 23
By Beth Accomando

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival has been bringing genre films to the big screen for 10 years. To celebrate this anniversary festival founder and executive director Miguel Rodriguez looks to new trends in the horror genre and how horror addresses real social issues.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 176: Radio Silence's 'Ready Or Not'

Aug. 9
By Beth Accomando

Radio Silence’s "Ready or Not" opens in theaters on Aug. 21. But, KPBS reporter Beth Accomando got to speak with the trio of filmmakers and pranksters about their new film.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 174: Reflecting On Comic-Con 50

July 26
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con celebrated its 50th show and I celebrated my 41st. I have collected some old archive interviews, plus spoke with longtime attendees and newbies at this year's convention to create a portrait of the pop culture convention over the decades.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast Episode 173: Lulu Wang's 'The Farewell'

July 12
By Beth Accomando

Lulu Wang's "The Farewell" was a hit at Sundance earlier this year and draws on the director's own life for inspiration. If you missed the film on its initial release it returns to San Diego as part of Digital Gym Cinema's Last Chance Indies.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 172: The Female Perspective

June 28
By Beth Accomando

A two-part Cinema Junkie podcast focuses on the female perspective in film by speaking with the director of programming at Etheria Film Night as well as the director of the new film "Ophelia" and the author who created the young adult book about seeing Shakespeare's "Hamlet" through the eyes of a young woman.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 171: Hollywood Black

June 14
By Beth Accomando

African Americans and Hollywood have a long, troubled, and complicated past. I am going to explore that history with Donald Bogle author of the new book "Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers" from Turner Classic Movies.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast Episode 170: Summer Shakespeare

May 31
By Beth Accomando

William Shakespeare may be dead but he's still trending. This summer his life is the inspiration for the film "All is True" and his play "Hamlet" gets reimagined as "Ophelia." Plus the Old Globe Theatre is launching its summer Shakespeare season. So enjoy a Summer Shakespeare podcast that strays a little from being just about film.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast Episode 169: Stuntman Turned Director Chad Stahelski On 'John Wick'

May 16
By Beth Accomando

"John Wick" arrived in 2014 and now makes his third appearance with "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum." Stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahelski talks about the franchise and his approach to creating action for the screen.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 168: All Things Tolkien

May 10
By Beth Accomando

The new film "Tolkien" looks to the life of the man who penned "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" books. Check out my review of the film and interview with its director Dome Karukoski.

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Podcast Episode 167: Reel Science 3.0

May 3
By Beth Accomando

Reel Science, a collaboration between the San Diego Natural History Museum and Digital Gym Cinema, concludes this Friday with "Damnation Alley." Get a preview of entomologist Michael Wall's talk.

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Podcast Episode 166: The Academy Film Archive

April 26
By Beth Accomando

On my last podcast I spoke with Fox archivist Schawn Belston about preserving a studio’s history. Now, I speak with Josef Lindner, the preservation officer at the Academy Film Archive, about preserving and restoring films like the 1932 pre-Code film "Cock of the Air."

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Podcast Episode 165: TCM Film Festival 2019

April 11
By Beth Accomando

TCM Classic Film Festival celebrates its 10th year and opens with a 30th anniversary screening of "When Harry Met Sally."

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