Dr Kino's Film Emporium
Film academics, curators and serious cinema fans talk about the under-appreciated flicks, hidden gems and under-the-radar classics that may have passed you by.
The Contender/Shut Up and Sing/Brotherhood of the Wolf - Helen O'Hara
The Contender/Shut Up and Sing/Brotherhood of the Wolf - Helen O'Hara
Marvellous things in this episode...Dr Kino and Empire magazine's Editor-At-Large Helen O'Hara discuss The Contender, Shut Up and Sing and Brotherhood of the Wolf. Also under their scrutiny are: the position of women in film, film criticism, Joan Allen's actorly skills, magazine internships, film festivals and Jennifer Aniston's shoulders.Ms O'Hara's a busy bee; please check out her Empire podcast and a forthcoming podcast which tackles her new book, Women vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Women-Hollywood-Fall-Rise-Film/dp/1472144430 Enjoy responsibly darlings!
Repo Man and Wonderboys with Dr Dan Mattingly
Drs Kino and Mattingly discuss Alex Cox's cult fave Repo Man (1984) and Curtis Hanson's underrated Wonderboys (2000). Expect musings, wonderings, the Tipp-Ex connection, the appeal of cult cinema, the perils of adaptation, Harry Dean Stanton and a brief mention of Shane MacGowan...enjoy, darlings!
Aug 7 2021
Images/The Grapes of Death/Times Square with Marie Findley
Welcome back good listeners! For the first episode of Season 2, Dr Kino and Marie Findley (Mediaeval Baebe, TV writer, film fan, and all round Good Egg) discuss Altman's Images (1972), French zombie horror The Grapes of Death (Rollin, 1978) and Times Square (Moyle, 1980). They also wax lyrical about bad puns, the joys of underground cinema nights, performing arts degrees, and appearing in a Ken Russell film. Enjoy responsibly.
Apr 23 2021
Xmas Special with the Panic Pixies
Dr Kino and the Panic Pixie Scream Girls (Holly and Becky) discuss and dissect the cinematic treats that filmmakers have variously bestowed upon us over the years. Also on the radar, in no particular order, are: psychedelic reindeer urine, Xmas slasher films, Joan Collins, Richard Curtis, The Box of Delights, and why Xmas has to be so damned eerie to be enjoyable. Enjoy, and seasons greetings to you all!Dr Kino is taking a well-deserved break over the festive period, but will be back in the New Year with a new season of podcasts. As always, enjoy yer films folks!
Dec 23 2020
Dead Man's Shoes - with Sean Wilson
Dr Kino and film writer Sean Wilson discuss Shane Meadows' under-rated 2004 masterpiece Dead Man's Shoes. Also under their beady gaze are, in no particular order: the superhuman normalcy of Paddy Considine, school VHS players, Nietzschean quotes, and the unadorned brilliance of the original Ghostbusters. Go on, you know you want to!
Dec 4 2020
Episode 19 - Exorcist 2: The Heretic with Dr Tony Degouveia
Drs Kino and Degouveia discuss John Boorman's much maligned 1977 effort, Exorcist 2:The Heretic. Also mentioned are imaginary muscle cars, the dangers of too many script re-writes, Richard Burton's actorly voice, Manichean battles, ripping off horror film endings, and the perils of not giving Mark Kermode what he wants. Over to you, darlings!
Nov 29 2020
The Hill with Toby Hadoke
Dr Kino and uber-Whovian/Professional Anorak Toby Hadoke discuss Sidney Lumet's underappreciated classic The Hill from 1965. Also in their sights are: mud-rolling in Shropshire, education via the telly, sweaty masculinity, the unstoppable rise of geekdom, Dr Who jokes, and Barbara Dickson. Oh yeah.Toby's a busy bee; check out his website here: https://tobyhadoke.com/ and twitter: https://twitter.com/TobyHadokeApart from doing any amount of audiobooks, acting, writing and generally getting up to lots of thespian activities, he's also a podcaster and comedian. XS Malarkey http://www.xsmalarkey.com/ has been going for a good few years now; it's won awards y'know!
Nov 20 2020
Stranger Than Fiction with Dr Paul Green
Dr Kino and C20th Flicks legend Dr Paul Green discuss Marc Forster's underrated 2006 effort Stranger Than Fiction. Also under their scrutiny (but in no particular order) are: invisible circuses, the power of manifestos, bad New Jersey impressions, Dungeons and Dragons, cast-off Gandalf beards, RD Laing and accountancy porn. As always, enjoy!
Nov 13 2020
Kiss Me Stupid with Dr Mel Williams
Drs Kino and Williams discuss Billy Wilder's underrated 1964 effort Kiss Me Stupid. Also of interest is: the Catholic Legion of Decency and counter-productive censorship, a Greta Garbo faux-pas, school film clubs, the inspirational intensity of Tarantino, Donald Sutherland impressions, Phillip Larkin, and phallic cactuses. Have a good 'un!
Nov 6 2020
Halloween special with the Panic Pixies - Phantom of the Paradise
Dr Kino and the legendary Panic Pixies chat about Brian de Palma's bizarre horror-comedy-musical Phantom of the Paradise. Also discussed are Zooey Deschanel, the Shining, feminist boobs, the Muppet Christmas Carol, characters called Beef, and Abba lookalikes. As always, enjoy carefully....
Oct 30 2020
I Love You Man with Dr Greg Singh
Drs Kino and Singh look at bromance comedy I Love You Man from 2009. Also included, free of charge, are chats about Haverfordwest, Canadian power trios, what makes a good cult movie, drug dealer impressions, the Zen of James Franco and what it was like to be taught by Carol Bainbridge and Andy Butler. Go for it!
Oct 23 2020
Blade - Dr Miriam Kent
Dr Kino and Dr Miriam Kent discuss Blade (1998, Norrington), the film that may have saved Marvel Studios and funded Lord of the Rings. Also the subject of their laser-like focus are: inspirational film lecturers from Turkey, Norwich, Chadwick Boseman, tractors, holographic comic covers and why Stephen Dorff is not seen as much as he should be. Have a good time, all the time!
Oct 16 2020
Dougal and The Blue Cat - Daisy Steinhardt
Toby Reynolds and Daisy Steinhardt from Twentieth Century Flicks talk about Eric Thompson's psychedelic children's film from 1972, Dougal and the Blue Cat. Also mentioned in no particular order are: the strangely comforting nature of Lars Von Trier's misanthropy, Margaret Thatcher, auteur directors, the importance of independent video stores, the dubious honour of being the first generation of COVID-19 film students, and how film can move you in ways you never dreamed possible....enjoy!
Oct 9 2020
Demon - Dr Mikel Koven
Toby and Dr Mikel Koven discuss Demon (2015) by Marcin Wrona along with Newfoundland, burning volcanoes, academic conference punch-ups, Richard Dyer, Jewish ghosts, the Coen brothers, psychogeography, and Polish directors. Enjoy.....
Oct 2 2020
Drop Dead Gorgeous - Dr Lisa Stead
Dr Lisa Stead and Toby talk about her choice Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) along with sideways steps into Y2K campness, Virginia Woolf, why Denise Richards is a natural comedian, the dullness of small town life, and a whole heap more besides.
Sep 25 2020
Turkey Shoot with Dr Pete Falconer
Toby Reynolds and Dr Pete Falconer discuss Brian Trenchard Smith's Ozploitation effort Turkey Shoot from 1982. Expect an in-depth exploration of lesbian decadents, Australian werewolves, surprisingly insightful political awareness, machetes, gore, and the critical role that a Southampton art cinema plays in the life of a young film student.
Sep 18 2020
The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes - Jax Griffin
Toby Reynolds and filmmaker and academic Jax Griffin muse on Stan Brakhage's 1971 effort The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes. Expect philosophy, Maya Deren, the occasional dog whimper, Vogon poetry, Six Foot Under and a whole heap more besides...
Sep 11 2020
Sahara - with Ti Singh
Toby Reynolds and Ti Singh dissect Breck Eisner's 2005 action dud Sahara, along with why it flopped, why you still really should watch it, bad films and why we love 'em, Rainn Wilson impressions, and the legendary Other BBFC....BTW, apologies for the audio quality that makes Ti sound occasionally like a Doctor Who villain from 1983.
Sep 4 2020
The Last Unicorn - Dr Rayna Denison
Toby Reynolds and Dr Rayna Denison discuss the Japanese/UK/USA animation The Last Unicorn (1982), along with Studio Ghibli, why the Muppets are actually British (no, really), harpies, Ralph Bakshi, the 1980s fantasy boom, and much more besides...
Aug 28 2020
Blackhat with Dr Vincent Gaine
Toby Reynolds and Dr Vincent Gaine discuss Michael Mann's 2015 digital cyber-actioner Blackhat, along with existential philosophy, auteur theory, Russell Crowe's best performance and the only scene between De Niro and Pacino that is any good. Allegedly.
Aug 21 2020