Cinema Junkie Satisfy your celluloid addiction with Cinema Junkie, where you can mainline film 24/7. This film and entertainment series is run by KPBS Film Critic Beth Accomando. So if you need a film fix, want to hear what filmmakers have to say about their work, or just want to know what's worth seeing this weekend, then you've come to the right place.
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Satisfy your celluloid addiction with Cinema Junkie, where you can mainline film 24/7. This film and entertainment series is run by KPBS Film Critic Beth Accomando. So if you need a film fix, want to hear what filmmakers have to say about their work, or just want to know what's worth seeing this weekend, then you've come to the right place.More from Cinema Junkie »

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156 Revisiting "Christmas Smackdown"

Episode 156: Revisiting 'Christmas Smackdown' 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. It is "all of your most cherished holiday sentiments pinned down to the mat in an Argentine death choke." You have been warned! Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

155 Stunt Driver Picks Best Car Movies

Episode 155: Stunt Driver Picks Best Car Movies Stunt driver Steve Lepper takes us from Buster Keaton to Mad Max as we discuss the best car movies and best car chases. He has great behind the scenes trivia including a trick used in "To Live and Die In L.A." to disorient the viewer and the most common thing stunt drivers are asked to do on a film. Plus hear the history of the "Bullitt" car from its current owner. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

154: Raymond Chow and San Diego Asian Film Festival

Episode 154: Raymond Chow and San Diego Asian Film Festival Join me on a journey through Asian cinema that begins by paying tribute to one of its towering figures, Raymond Chow who died earlier this month, and then highlights films and filmmakers from this year's San Diego Asian Film Festival with its artistic director Brian Hu. If you can't attend the festival this is the perfect way to find out what films you might want to be looking for streaming on at art houses in the coming months. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

153: Witches in History and on Film

Episode 153: Witches in History and on Film Halloween is just around the corner so get in the mood with a discussion of witches through history and on film from ancient Rome to "Rosemary's Baby" and Monty Python. SDSU Professor Elizabeth Pollard points to how in witchcraft accusation scenarios in both history and on film, it's important to examine the following items: who is being accused; what she or he is being accused of; by whom is the accusation lodged; and in what broader contentious social context. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

152 Remembering Your First Scary Movie

Episode 152: Remembering Your First Scary Movie Cinema Junkie pulls up an archive edition and adds some new voices as I ask people about the first film they remember scaring them. Listen to memories from horror fans and some famous horror celebrities like Guillermo Del Toro, Tony Todd, Tom Holland, and Lance Henriksen. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

151: Teaching Zombies

Episode 151: Teaching Zombies It's time for our annual check up with the Doctor of the Dead to take the pulse of the zombie genre. Arnold T. Blumberg uses zombies to teach media literacy and critical thinking. He's also just written a geeky, well-researched history of the zombie, "Journey of the Undead." Blumberg talks about zombie films to look forward to — such as the Christmas zombie musical "Anna and the Apocalypse" — as well as explores various incarnations of zombies ranging from voodoo zombies controlled by others to the somnambulist Cesare in "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" to how there is a line from "Night of the Living Dead" to "Get Out." Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

150: Adapting Shakespeare

Episode 150: Adapting Shakespeare A stage director, a playwright, and a filmmaker discuss how to adapt William Shakespeare's plays for a modern audience. Plus a film review of 'Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.' Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

149: Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft

Episode 149: Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft 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 and Mike Dalager who's working on a passion project based on Lovecraft's "Dreams in the Witch House." Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

148: Remembering Tab Hunter

Episode 148: Remembering Tab Hunter Actor and heartthrob Tab Hunter died last month of cardiac arrest at the age of 86. This podcast pays tribute to the ridiculously good looking star with a 2015 archive interview as well as an interview with Jeffrey Schwarz who directed the documentary "Tab Hunter Confidential." Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

147: Comic-Con, Fans, and Creators

Episode 147: Comic-Con, Fans, and Creators It's Comic-Con week and here's my tribute to my home away from home with a pair of interviews. First fan Nathan Donovan and then independent black comics creator Keithan Jones of KID Comics. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

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