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Podcast Episode 161: Black Comix And 'Scary Black Folks'

Feb. 15
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie celebrates Black History Month by speaking with Keithan Jones, founder of Black Comix Day, about black comics and movies, and professor John Jennings about a new collective called Scary Black Folks.

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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.

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Podcast Episode 159: Women Editors Discuss The Art, Craft Of Editing

Jan. 18
By Beth Accomando

Oscar nominations come out Jan. 22 and, since many people may not know a lot about what a film editor does, here is an archive edition of Cinema Junkie that will enlighten you about the art and craft of film editing.

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Podcast Episode 158: Cinema Junkie Awards And Reel Science Revisited

Jan. 4
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie is technically on holiday break but here's something old and something new to start the year: an archive of my Reel Science episode plus my picks for the best films of 2018.

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Podcast Episode 157: Holy Archives Batman

Dec. 26, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Holy archives! Cinema Junkie is on holiday break but enjoy this popular episode dedicated to the 1960s Batman TV show and movie, which are the subject of The Hollywood Museum's exhibit that runs through the end of the year.

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Podcast Episode 156: Revisiting 'Christmas Smackdown'

Dec. 7, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie is taking a holiday break and will be re-posting popular podcasts in the interim. This week I pull up an archive show appropriate for the Christmas season but with some perverse holiday cheer and that means revisiting "Christmas Smackdown" with Mark Nutter and Cynthia Carle. Proceed with caution.

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Podcast Episode 138: Armando Iannucci, Political Comedy In The Age Of Trump

March 16, 2018
By Beth Accomando

The Golden Globe nominations just came out and Armando Iannucci's "Death of Stalin" got snubbed for best comedy and best adapted screenplay. But it makes my Ten Best list for 2018 and here's why.

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Podcast 155: Stunt Driver Picks Best Car Movies

Nov. 27, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Stunt driver Steve Lepper picks his favorite car movies as well as the best car chases ever put on film.

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Podcast Episode 154: From Raymond Chow To Current Asian Cinema

Nov. 8, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Legendary Hong Kong producer Raymond Chow died earlier this month. This podcast pays tribute to his legacy with San Diego Asian Film Festival artistic director Brian Hu. Plus we get a preview of the 19th annual festival.

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Podcast Episode 153: Witches In History And On Film

Oct. 30, 2018
By Beth Accomando

A discussion of witches through history and on film from ancient Rome to "Rosemary's Baby" and Monty Python.

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Podcast 152: Remembering Your First Scary Movie

Oct. 12, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie asks people about the first film they remember scaring them. Listen to memories from horror fans and some famous horror celebrities.

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Podcast Episode 151: Teaching Zombies

Sept. 14, 2018
By Beth Accomando

The Doctor of the Dead, Arnold T. Blumberg, uses zombies to teach media literacy and critical thinking. He has also just written a geeky, well-researched history of the zombie, "Journey of the Living Dead."

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Podcast Episode 150: Adapting Shakespeare

Aug. 31, 2018
By Beth Accomando

William Shakespeare's plays are more than four centuries old yet they can still captivate an audience and deliver themes that resonate. On today's podcast, I speak with theater and film artists about how to bring the Bard to life for modern audiences. Plus a review at the top of "Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich."

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Podcast 149: Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft

Aug. 17, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Aug. 20 will mark the 128th anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft’s birth. But how did this man who was born in Providence Rhode Island come to create a body of horror fiction that continues to influence the public consciousness and other artists? Explore that question with the latest podcast.

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Podcast Episode 148: Remembering Tab Hunter

Aug. 3, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Last month actor and golden boy Tab Hunter died of cardiac arrest at the age of 86. I got to interview him in 2015. Here's a podcast dedicated to him.

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