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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 175: Celebrate National Whistleblowers Day With 'Official Secrets'

July 30
By Beth Accomando

Tuesday is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day and there will be a special screening of the new film "Official Secrets," which opens nationwide next month. Cinema Junkie celebrates with an interview with the film’s director Gavin Hood.

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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 now opens in theaters. It draws on the director's own life for inspiration.

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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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Podcast Episode 164: Dissecting 'Us'

March 29
By Beth Accomando

This spoiler-filled episode examines the hidden meanings of Jordan Peele's latest box office hit with the help of a UC Riverside professor of media and cultural studies.

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

Nov. 10, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Maverick filmmaker Larry Cohen died on March 23, 2019 at the age of 77. His schlocky B-movies won him a devout cult following and Cinema Junkie had a chance to speak with him in 2017 about his long and wild career.

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Podcast Episode 163: Guillermo Del Toro And San Diego Latino Film Festival

March 15
By Beth Accomando

With Alfonso Cuaron’s recent multiple Oscar win and San Diego Latino Film Festival entering its second quarter century, I felt it was the perfect time to pull up an archive interview I did with Mexican director Guillermo del Toro.

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