Fun City Cinema
October 25, 2021
This was a thoughtful reflection on the brutal, but fascinating 1970 film Joe. It draws on a brilliant roster of guests and makes a rather frightening and accurate comparison between its murderous characters and certain public figures today.
September 28, 2021
I wanted to dive into race films, because I’ve enjoyed a few, but it’s long been a hole in my cinematic education. I knew these guys had watched quite a few in their quest to watch every black film. This was a good start for me, because I got some big picture information in addition to the movie review.
TCM has finally hit its stride in podcasting with its third season of The Plot Thickens. There’s so much not commonly known about the turbulent life of comedy legend Lucille Ball. This wild story is told well here, with Ben Mankiewicz narrating, interviews with those who knew her, and extensive clips of Lucy herself. It’s a gripping and moving production.
February 6, 2021
I love classic TV movies, especially from the seventies, and ESPECIALLY horror, so this episode about the modern haunted house chiller This House Possessed hit the spot. There’s even an interview with star Parker Stevenson (The Hardy Boys). He’s as nice a guy as I expected.