Fall in love with film all over again

From Attenborough to Zefirelli. From Deuce Bigalow to Kathryn Bigelow. From film noir to video nasties — we use film and popular culture to have the big conversations.

We podcast. We write books. We run live events. We send out a monthly newsletter. And there’s nothing we like better than a good conversation about film and popular culture.

Pictured: CinePunked’s core members – Dr Rachael Kelly, Robert JE Simpson, Ben Simpson and Neil Sedgewick.

Comprised of three film theorists and a music producer, with a retinue of collaborators from all walks of life, CinePunked believes that a deeper understanding of film, culture and the media is essential for navigating twenty-first century life. And we firmly believe that this shouldn’t be limited to academics.

CinePunked is the place where film fandom meets film theory. It’s a space for anyone who’s interested in understanding film and popular culture to find out more about the media that move them, to discuss and debate, and to have fun with your passion for popular culture.

We love film. We know film. We talk film. And we’d love to have you join in the discussion.

Latest Posts

Podcast – Duck and Cover

CinePunked goes rummaging through the film archives via acclaimed Cold War documentary The Atomic Café, revealing a frightening concoction of propaganda, deception, delusion, and fear linked by America’s presentation of the perceived benefits and risks of the atomic bomb and a nuclear war. With memories of the cold war stirred up in 2022 by recent action in eastern Europe we find ourselves wondering if anything has really changed in the last eight decades… … More Podcast – Duck and Cover

Podcast – Iceberg – Dead Ahead

Marking the 110th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, the CinePunked team assemble to discuss the definitive screen version of the incident – Roy Ward Baker’s 1958 film A Night to Remember. Gathering just outside of Belfast, where the ship was built, Robert, Rachael and Neil consider the legacy of the night, Belfast’s relationship with the story, generational trauma and just what we’d do if faced with the same situation. … More Podcast – Iceberg – Dead Ahead