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.


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. 

Aug 10, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 141 -Rancho Destry

For 141 I look at a couple of westerns starring Marlene Dietrich. Firstly there's 1939's Destry Rides Again starring James Stewart and Brian Donlevy and then 1952's Rancho Notorious directed by Fritz Lang and also starring Arthur Kennedy and Mel Ferrer.

Jul 28, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 140 - Criss Cross Reign Of Terror

This time around Armin Heinecke and I examine a couple of very different films noir from 1949 - Anthony Mann's low budget noir set during the French revolution, Reign Of Terror (a.k.a. The Black Book) starring Robert Cummings and Arlene Dahl and one of the classic noirs, Robert Siodmak's Criss Cross starring Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo and Dan Duryea.

1949 The Black book aka Reign of Terror

Jul 13, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 139 - Scobie Malone versus Cliff Hardy

This time around I'm looking at Australian dicks. Not phalluses but good honest Australian detectives starting out with 1975's Scobie Malone starring Jack Thompson and Judy Morris then a decade later looking at the adaptation of Peter Corris'Cliff Hardy novel The Empty Beach starring Bryan Brown and Anna Maria Monticelli. Enjoy!

Jun 29, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 138 - Miss Jane's Selection

This time around the movies were selected by Miss Jane as part of the Paleo-Cinema Patreon Campaign. The first movie is a 1933 comedy/drama starring Lionel and John Barrymore, Wallace Beery and Jean Harlow: Dinner At Eight. The second movie is the film thought to be the funniest American comedy of all time, the Billy Wilder directed Some Like It Hot, with Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon.

I also talk about the French polymath Boris Vian and how his death directly relates to cinema.

Jun 18, 2014

The Paleo-Cinema Patreon Campaign

Paleo-Cinema Podcast and its' sister 'cast, Martian Drive In Podcast have a Patreon campaign. For as little as $1.00 per month you can support the podcasts by helping to cover file hosting and equipment costs.

$1.00  per month gets you an official title in the style of movie credits, like Best Boy, Key Grip and Fluffer.

$2.00 per month and you get to choose a movie to be discussed on one of the podcasts

$5.00 per month and you get to choose a movie and also come on Paleo-Cinema or MDIP to talk about it with me via skype (if you want to).

All subscriptions are entirely voluntary and can be stopped at any time. You do not have to subscribe to get the podcasts.

Jun 16, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 137 - Black Magic Career

This time around, I announce the opportunity for every listener to be Lorenzo De Medici to my Michelangelo with The Paleo-Cinema/ Martian Drive In Patreon campaign. 
The movies this time are the 1949 Italian movie starring Orson Welles as Count Cagliostro: Black Magic a.k.a Cagliostro, also starring Nancy Guild and Akim Tamiroff then we head to Broadway for the 1959 drama Career starring Tony Franciosa, Dean Martin, Shirley Maclaine and Carolyn Jones. We go from an 18th Century mesmerist and con man to a 20th Century actor. 

Emails to kultguru@gmail,con or you can drop feedback to The Paleo-Cinema Cafe on Facebook. 

Jun 1, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 136 - Dalton As Bond

This time around I look at the two 1980s Timothy Dalton James Bond films The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill. I talk about how they changed the franchise, how they foreshadowed some of the changes to appear later and the real world events that influenced the direction Eon Films took these movies in.

Question Of The Episode: Which famous movie have you either not seen yet or not wanted to see because it sounds shitty?

May 18, 2014

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 135- Pat And Mike And Nick Devlin

This time we go from Rom-Com to 1970s action cinema with 1952's Pat and Mike starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn then zip-pan to 1972 for Lee Marvin and Gene Hackman in Michael Ritchie's action thriller Prime Cut.

Feedback to kultguru@gmail.com and reviews on iTunes would be groovy too.

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