Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the CinePunked team casting their eyes over a festive film. This time out the 2010 Finnish horror/comedy Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. Fusing traditional tales of Santa Claus, with a sci-fi monster twist – the perfect antidote to the usual saccharine fare.
With Robert JE Simpson and Dr Rachael Kelly. … More Podcast – You Better Watch Out
Holger Haase reviews the first standalone English-language book dedicated to the Rialto series of Edgar Wallace ‘Krimi’ films. … More Book Review: German Popular Cinema and the Rialto Phenomenon: Dark Eyes of London
This Halloween weekend join CinePunked at the Whitehead Railway Museum for a unique screening experience of cult horror classic HORROR EXPRESS … More Horror Express Stake Night at Whitehead – 28 October 2022
CinePunked and Accidental Theatre present Dog Soldiers as the next film in the Never Seen It Film Club … More Never Seen It Film Club: Dog Soldiers – 22 October 2022
CinePunked are delighted to be teaming up again with our friends at Accidental Theatre to deliver a series of enhancements for their Never Seen It Film Club, beginning on 27 June 2022 with cinematic phenomenon Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the film is a delightful take on life in Paris’ Montmatre, … More Never Seen It Film Club: Amélie
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
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
Segei Eisenstein’s film Battleship Potemkin is often hailed as one of the best films ever made. It tells the story (based on a real-life incident) of the crew of a Russian battleship mutinying in 1905, leading to a bloody confrontation in the streets of Odessa.
CinePunked gather to assess its value to a modern audience and pick apart the propaganda from the truth. … More Podcast – Men, Maggots and Mutiny
Prompted by a screening of Eric Steel’s 2006 documentary The Bridge, about those who choose to end their lives at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, the CinePunked team engage in a frank and sensitive panel discussion examining the issues raised by the film, in particular the wider topic of suicide and mental health struggles.
… More Podcast – Where They Can’t Find Us