We have dealt with some kung-fu movies in our recent past, but this is our first Bruce Lee film. Friend and filmmaker, Scott Klein takes us down "The Way of the Dragon". A film which has no connection with "Enter the Dragon", but has a Dragon-based title nonetheless. Yay, marketing. However, even if you're not a fan of these kinds of films, there is still the mighty impressive final fight between (then) non-actor Chuck Norris, who was merely just a 7-time world champion fighter. Riiiight. Listen in, cause there's never not a a good time to watch a Bruce Lee movie. Enjoy!
Well, the time has finally come. Friend and filmmaker, Scott Klein returned to Cinemental and he deemed it was time to watch "The Karate Kid." I had never seen it, I know, I know...I'm probably the last person my age on earth who hasn't seen this 80s stalwart. I'll be honest, I was fine with it, really, but...rules are rules and now I've seen it and if you are interested in what I thought about it, well then...give the show a listen. Enjoy!
For the second film in his visit with us, Writer/Director/Producer Ben Rock brings us one of the underwater monster films from the Summer of 1989, the one that holds the distinction of having one of, if not THE, greatest movie trailers of all-time, "Leviathan." (Go ahead, go to YouTube here and watch it, I'll wait.) Enjoy!
Screenwriter/Director/Producer and all around cinephile Ben Rock returns to Cinemental bringing with him of the single most beautiful films ever shot and one of my all-time favorites, The Coen Brothers' "Miller's Crossing". We enjoy a rare moment of given enlightenment in a film we all enjoy and that I feel is the pinnacle of the Coen Bros. ouevre. So sit back and enjoy.
So, after a few days off for some much needed R&R we have returned, revitalized and with a host of new episodes to enrich and enhance your good living. We start off with the 2nd part of or our visit with author/musician/critic Raymond Benson as he takes us on a trip , and I mean trip...in a very well-known Yellow Submarine. An animated musical featuring one of the best-known bands ever, The Beatles. Originally skeptical about the project once completed, they fell in love with it. Listen in to see how we felt about it once we regained our senses and leveled out . Enjoy!
It's been 52 years since the state of New York was invaded by an event that drew nearly half a million people and changed music festivals forever. It also introduced the world to some absolutely amazing music. In this anniversary episode featuring special guest, author and film critic Raymond Benson we dig into the Rock documentary that really defined the genre. Enjoy!
With enlightened thanks to the amazing Patrick J Kennedy, we have witnessed the cinematic wonderland experience that is Russ Meyer's "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls." Saying this was nothing like what I expected is the understatement of the year. Everyone should take the time to experience this piece of cinema history with a screenplay co-penned by legendary film critic, Roger Ebert. An incredible snapshot of a bygone era in Los Angeles. Enjoy!
So, with visiting writer/producer/editor Patrick J Kennedy we dig into yet another John Cassavetes film. This time around, it's "Killing of a Chinese Bookie." The amazing Ben Gazzara leads this one. How will we feel about this second entry into our fascinating trip into the heart of the library of this legendary auteur? guess you'll just have to listen to find out. Enjoy!
In part two of our 100th episode conversation with writer James Ninness, we discuss his follow-up in a pandemic two-fer, Terry Gilliam's "12 Monkeys." Is it perfect? Find out what we think, it's real easy. All you have to do is listen. Enjoy!
Well, boy howdy! We have reached the 100th episode of our show! There are a lot of thanks to pass around here, but I think we'll save that for our FB and Twitter feeds. So, one of favorite guests, making his 4th appearance (!) author/screenwriter James Ninness graces our presence for this very special episode featuring one of all of our favorite films, Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men." A pretty dark tale that strangely fits in our current times. Tune into now to hear us prattle on about a brilliant film that we feel people have kind of forgotten. Enjoy!