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Cinema Junkie Podcast 191: TCMFF Home Edition Plus Screwball Comedies

April 11
By Beth Accomando

If you are approaching a month in quarantine you may be in need of some form of escape. Cinema Junkie has just the thing: TCM Classic Film Festival Home Edition and The Nitrate Diva's screwball comedy recommendations.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 190: Using 'Contagion' And Pop Culture As Teaching Tools

March 25
By Beth Accomando

The film "Contagion" and the book "World War Z" are fictional accounts of global pandemics but can they teach us something about the real coronavirus pandemic that we are currently facing.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 189: Telling 'Peter Pan' Through Wendy's Eyes

March 12
By Beth Accomando

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" director Benh Zeitlin gives us a modern re-imagining of James M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" with "Wendy."

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Cinema Junkie Episode 188: Celebrating Women In Horror Month With Jen And Sylvia Soska

Feb. 21
By Beth Accomando

February is Women in Horror Month and Canadian filmmaking twins Jen and Sylvia Soska are the perfect ambassadors.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 187: And The Award Goes To ...

Feb. 6
By Beth Accomando

This year’s Oscar nominations came out earlier this month and they were exactly what Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando needed to rile her up and get her to finalize her awards for the best of 2019.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 184: Filmmaker Trey Edward Shults

Dec. 13, 2019
By Beth Accomando

Trey Edward Shults has a new film in theaters, "Waves," but I became aware of him in 2017 when he released "It Comes at Night." So from the archives, here is my interview with Shults from 2017.

Roundtable: KPBS Podcasts

Nov. 29, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A special episode of KPBS Roundtable features a discussion with several KPBS podcast hosts about their shows and the growth of the podcast platform.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 183: Giving Thanks For Cinematic Memories

Nov. 27, 2019
By Beth Accomando

My dad died on Aug. 23 of this year and I miss him every day, so for my Thanksgiving Cinema Junkie podcast I am paying tribute to him by giving thanks for the films he introduced me to.

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Podcast Episode 103: Drunk Reindeer, Severed Heads And Christmas Smackdown

Dec. 15, 2016
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie is a fan of Mark Nutter and Cynthia Carle and their annual "Christmas Smackdown" Show and it is time for a new edition. Warning: What follows pushes the boundaries of good taste to the breaking point ... and beyond.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 182: Ford, Ferrari And An Asian American Film Canon

Nov. 8, 2019
By Beth Accomando

Director James Mangold discusses making history as he looks to the story of "Ford v Ferrari;" while San Diego Asian Film Festival artistic director and programmer Brian Hu talks about the list he helped create for the L.A. Times of the 20 Best Asian American Films of the Past 20 Years.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 181: 'The Lighthouse' And 'Jojo Rabbit'

Oct. 25, 2019
By Beth Accomando

"The Lighthouse" and "Jojo Rabbit" are new releases that have generated a lot of buzz because of the talented people involved. I speak with director Robert Eggers about "The Lighthouse" and actor Stephen Merchant about Takia Waititi's "Jojo Rabbit."

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

Sept. 27, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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.