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.
Cinema Junkie

Cinema Junkie

From KPBS Radio

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 »

Most Recent Episodes

134: TCM's Eddie Muller On All Things Noir

Episode 134: TCM's Eddie Muller On All Things Noir Eddie Muller, host of TCM's Noir Alley and founder/president of the Film Noir Foundation talks about his Noir City Festival that's coming up, the literary roots of noir, and femme fatales versus female agency. And find out what really defines film noir. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

133: Horror Movies As Spiritual Practice

Episode 133: Horror Movies As Spiritual Practice For some, cinemas are churches and for Katherine Buffington movies can provide a foundation for spiritual practice. She looks to "Star Wars" and more fully to horror movies as spiritual practice. Find out what horror movies from "Beetlejuice" to "Alien" to "It Follows" can tell us about how to live our lives. And don't worry, no spoilers about "The Last Jedi." Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

132: Revisiting David Cronenberg's 'Crash'

Episode 132: Revisiting David Cronenberg's 'Crash' I go back into the archives for a 1997 interview with David Cronenberg for a discussion of his controversial film "Crash." The film that looks to people who get sexually aroused by car crashes just celebrated its 20th anniversary. Find out why Cronenberg is not interested in making comfortable cinema. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

131: Films To Be Thankful For

Episode 131: Films To Be Thankful For For Thanksgiving here are two films to be thankful for: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and "The Shape of Water." Filmmaker Martin McDonagh talks about creating a role for Frances McDormand in "Three Billboards" and suit actor Doug Jones describes the challenges of wearing a creature costume and making it come to life in Guillermo Del Toro's "The Shape of Water." Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

130: Larry Cohen, King of the B Movies

Episode 130: Larry Cohen, King of the B Movies Larry Cohen is a genius because he managed to have the best of both worlds in the entertainment industry. Not many can claim to have enjoyed both a traditionally successful career within the mainstream Hollywood system as well as cult status outside the studio system making audaciously independent films exactly the way he wanted to. Now he is the subject of Steve Mitchell's documentary "King Cohen." I speak with Cohen about his career and Mitchell about the new doc. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

129: Bruce Campbell, Hail to the Chin

Episode 129: Bruce Campbell, Hail to the Chin Baby Bruce Campbell, the man who has been fighting deadites with a chainsaw hand and a smart-alecky attitude for decades has just written his third book. It's called "Hail to the Chin" and is the follow up to his 2002 book "If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor." "Ash Vs. Evil Dead" season three opener has been postponed to February! So if you want your Bruce Campbell fix in October check out this podcast and his new book, "Hail to the Chin." Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Check out KPBS' new show, Rad Scientist.

128 Gay Horror And The Final Boys

Episode 128: Gay Horror and The Final Boys You all know about the final girl in horror, that feisty possibly virginal heroine who is the last one left standing after some serial killer goes on a rampage. But are you familiar with the final boy? The final boy screamed his way into pop culture existence in 1985 with "Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge," the sequel to Wes Craven's wildly successful 1984 film, and then appeared in "Hellbent," the first gay slasher film. Here's a look back to both. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

127: Giallo, Killing It With Style

Episode 127: Giallo, Killing It With Style Italian "giallo" cinema is something everyone needs to experience at least once. It consumes you like a fever dream and assaults your senses with an audacious excess of style. Soak up some glorious giallo elegance with this podcast. For this podcast, I speak with Bret Berg of AGFA; Troy Howarth, author of two volumes on giallo cinema, "So Deadly, So Perverse," with a third volume on the way; and Rachael Nisbet, who runs Hypnotic Crescendos, a film blog dedicated to giallo and Italian genre cinema. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

126: Horrible Imaginings And 'Uncharted Regions'

Episode 126: Horrible Imaginings And 'Uncharted Regions' A wrap up from Horrible Imaginings Film Festival with founder Miguel Rodriguez and a behind the scenes look at the creation of the radio drama "Uncharted Regions: Some Day, Over You." Plus get an exclusive first listen to the radio drama that had its world premiere at Horrible Imaginings. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

125: To Be, Or Not To Be Hamlet

Episode 125: To Be, Or Not To Be Hamlet A look at various screen Hamlets to go with an interview with Barry Edelstein who has a bold new production of "Hamlet" onstage at the Old Globe Theatre. Edelstein talks about breathing new life into Shakespeare's play and I'll play clips from some famous and not so famous melancholy Danes. Subscribe to the Cinema Junkie podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher. Support the podcast at kpbs.org/feedthejunkie.

Back To Top