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.


Nov 16, 2015

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 174 - James Bond and SPECTRE

This time I breakout of the usual Paleo-Cinema Podcast format to look at the history of James Bond, James Bond in the 21st Century and the 2015 James Bond movie SPECTRE.

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 173 - La Chienne Of Scarlet Street.

This time, it's another film noir episode with a twist. The French invented the term film noir in the late 1940s but they produced a film in 1931 which influenced film noir. That movie, La Chienne directed by Jean Renoir is the focus of this podcast along with Scarlet Street from 1945, which is the American remake of it. Both tell the same story but in different countries with different viewpoints.

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 172 - Keeper Of The Flame.

This time around, a week late, I look at the 1943 American political movie Keeper Of The Flame starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. 

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 171 - Kansas City Satan Bug Confidential.

This time around we go from a 1952 perfect crime movie, Phil Karlson's Kansas City Confidential (which you can view here for free) starring John Payne, Preston Foster and Lee Van Cleef to 1965 biowarfare paranoia with John Sturges' The Satan Bug starring George Maharis and Anne Francis.

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.