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
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
Have you ever stayed awake for three days and start hallucinating? If you have, you might just tap into the mindset behind Jean Cocteau’s influential avant-garde film Le Sang d’un Poète (aka. The Blood of a Poet). CinePunked look to the stars for guidance as they step through Cocteau’s mirror… … More Podcast – The Blood of a Poet
CinePunked’s Robert and Neil take a trip to Free City to explore the themes of free will and social revolution that lie hidden in the code of Ryan Reynolds vehicle Free Guy. … More Podcast – Don’t Have a Good Day… Have a Great Day!
CinePunked’s Robert and Rachael fight against the distorted reality of their own sleep deprivation for a conversation exploring the 1920 German Expressionist film classic The Cabinet of Dr Caligari – and its lasting impact on contemporary cinema and goth culture. … More Podcast – You Die At Dawn
CinePunked break rules 1 and 2 as they talk about David Fincher’s 1999 film Fight Club – an iconic piece that challenged our ideas of masculinity and perceptions of reality. Robert and Rachael meander through its imagery, meaning and legacy. … More Podcast – Fight Club
Marking two decades of The Matrix franchise and the release of the fourth film in the series – The Matrix Resurrections, CinePunked ponder the deeper meanings of Lana Wachowski’s new film, including its religious and binary symbolism, and the blurring of lines between what’s real and constructed. … More Podcast – Red Pill or Blue Pill
Paying their respects to critic, actor and filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, who died recently, CinePunked explores his debut feature – Targets (1968) – a bold and arresting story that combines the stories of a mass shooting with the retirement of a cinematic legend, played by Boris Karloff. … More Podcast – Targets
Marking what would have been David Bowie’s 75th birthday the CinePunked team delve into a world of predators, childlike innocence and Muppets as they revisit Jim Henson’s Labyrinth (1986). … More Podcast – You Remind Me of the Babe
The second of two CinePunked Christmas specials for 2021 sees the team revisit a childhood of cartoons and toys via the spectacle of 1980s favourite The Transformers: The Movie. … More Podcast – The Unicron Variant