A blog and podcast about seminal and classic cinema from 1895 to 1990. Cult flicks, film noir, science fiction, horror and all kinds of exploitation.


Dec 14, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 150 - The Best Of 2014

This time around I look at the best documentaries and recent films I saw in 2014. Fifteen pieces of quality cinema which I enjoyed this year.

Nov 30, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 149 - The Emergency Music Podcast

This time around, due to a family thing, it's another music podcast. Jazz, silly songs, cool stuff, radio ads for cult movies the works.

Nov 16, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 148 - Golden Needles Of The Black Windmill

This time I look at a couple of movies from 1974. First up is Robert Clouse's kung-fu/fantasy/comedy Golden Needles starring Joe Don Baker and Elizabeth Ashley then we have a rarely mentioned Michael Caine spy thriller called The Black Windmill. 

Nov 5, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 147 - St Trinians Mania

This time, I take a look at the first two St. Trinians movies, Belles of St Trinians and Blue Murder At St Trinians, so it's going to be schoolgirls, dodgy teddy boys, inept bureaucrats and all the fun of movie-makers thumbing their noses at post-War Britain.

Oct 19, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 146 - Michael Caine 1970

For one forty six I look at two movies Michael Caine made in 1970 and look at the historical reasons why the projects worked so well from his point of view. Firstly there's the Robert Aldrich directed WW2 drama Too Late The Hero also starring Cliff Robertson and Henry Fonda then we go to the 30 Year War in the 17th Century for The Last Valley, also starring Omar Sharif and Nigel Davenport.
There's also feedback.

Oct 3, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 145 - The Intruder - The Twelve Chairs

This time around I look at racist rabble-rousing, not in the Australian Parliament but in the southern USA in the 1960s with 1963's Roger Corman directed movie The Intruder starring William Shatner, then we hit 1970 for one of Mel Brooks' least known movies, the Russia based comedy: The Twelve Chairs. 
Also, feedback.

Sep 21, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 144 - To Be Or Not To Be The Last Boy Scout

Hi cinephiles.

This time around, thanks to Patreon supporter Maurice, I look at the 1942 anti-Nazi comedy To Be Or Not To Be, directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard, then we go totally in another direction, namely 1990s action cinema for Tony Scott's 1991 action flick The Last Boy Scout starring Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans, with a script from none other than Shane Black.

Also, there's feedback and music. Enjoy!

Sep 6, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 143 - The Third Man and The Country Girl

This time one of the podcast's Patreon patrons, Tom Dale from Canberra and I talk about a couple of dramas from the 40s and 50s. We start with Carol Reed's The Third Man from 1949 starrign Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli and Trevor Howard then we hit 1954 for The Country Girl, a stage drama starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and William Holden. Also there's feedback and a bit of a bonus at the end and I talk about retrieving lost song lyrics from the memory vault.
It all adds up to almost two hours of fun, one of the biggest episodes ever.

Aug 24, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 142 - Seven Thieves In Hell's Half Acre

This time around I celebrate B-movies. First I'm grokking in fullness the 1954 Hawaii based film noir Hell's Half Acre starring Wendell Corey and Evelyn Keyes. Then we smash-cut to 1960 for the crime caper movie Seven Thieves starring Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Eli Wallach and Joan Collins. I also tell you about a dream I had and about how I robbed Crown Casino last night.