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.


Oct 2, 2015

Paleo-Cinema 170 - The Phoenix City Murder By Contract Story

Two films noir recommended by none other than Martin Scorsese. Firstly we have the docudrama from 1955 - The Phenix City Story starring John Ireland and Richard Kiley, then a minimalist noir involving an idiosyncratic hitman, Murder By Contract starring Vince Edwards, Herschel Bernardi and Phillip Pine.

Paleo-Cinema 169 - Watermelon Comes To Harlem

Two Godfrey Campbridge movies from 1970 this time. First, the race satire Watermelon Man also starring Estelle Parsons, then the adaptation of Chester Himes' crime novel Cotton Comes To Harlem starring Cambridge, along with Raymond St Jacques, Calvin Lockhart and Judy Pace. 

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 168 - Notorious Stage Fright.

More Hitchcock for #168 - one of his best movies Notorious from 1946 starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant, then one of his lesser known films, Stage Fright from 1950 starring Jane Wyman and Michael Wilding.

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 167 - The Shrike Vs The Great Man.

This time around it's time for two movies starring and directed by Jose Ferrer. First 1955's The Shrike also starring June Allyson and The Great Man co-starring Jim Backus, Julie London, Dean Jagger and Keenan Wynn. 

Jul 26, 2015

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 166 - Cutter's Way- Darker Than Amber

For 166 I look at a couple of good crime dramas. 1970's adaptation of John D, MacDonald's Darker Than Amber starring Rod Taylor, Theodore Bikel, Suzy Kendall and William Smith, then to 1981 for the neo-noir drama Cutter's Way a.k.a. Cutter and Bone starring Jeff Bridges, William Heard and Lisa Eichhorn. 

May 31, 2015

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 162 - Rebel Without The Parallax View

Misunderstood teenagers and evil corporations this time. We go from Nicholas Ray's 1955 classic Rebel Without A Cause starring James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo to the 1974 world of political assassination and conspiracy for The Parallax View starring Warren Beatty and Paula Prentiss.

We also have The List Of Movies Richard Nixon Watched In Office.

May 30, 2015

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 161 - The Private Life Of The Seven Percent Solution.

This time Sherlock Holmes goes under the magnifying glass with a look at a couple of atypical Holmes movies from the 1970s. First we have Billy Wilder's The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Stephens and Colin Blakely then we go to 1976 for The Seven Percent Solution starring Nicol Williamson and Robert Duvall. The game is afoot!

May 3, 2015

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 160- The Ipcress File - Billion Dollar Brain

Brainwashing and 1960s supercomputers. Who doesn't like those things? This time around, years after looking at the second Harry Palmer movie, Funeral In Berlin, I take a look at the first and third of the series.: The Ipcresss File (1965) and Billion Dollar Brain (great title- 1967) starring Michael Caine. Working class spy, gourmet, treated like shit by his upper-class bosses, Harry Palmer is the everyman secret agent.

Apr 19, 2015

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 159 - Chinatown - Will Penny

For this episode, I'm looking at a couple of classic American movies. First the 1974 detective classic directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston... Chinatown. The back to 1968 for a western that always makes me cry, Will Penny, directed by Tom Gries and starring Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett and Donald Pleasance. 

Apr 6, 2015

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 158 - Fonda And Fonda

So it's serial killers and drug dealers this time around. We go from 1968's The Boston Strangler starring Henry Fonda and Tony Curtis to the road movie classic, Easy Rider starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. Get your motor runnin'...