Special Guest: Jonathan Clements
Guest Co-Hosts: El Goro, Chris Cummins

Based on his manga of the same name and released two years before the end of the comic series Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira (1988) tells the tale of Kaneda -- a teenage punk in a motorcycle gang -- and Kei -- a member of an underground resistance -- and their adventures in NeoTokyo. They enter into a world of psychics including the titular Akira, the little boy with incredible powers that lead to the devastating explosion that opens the film.

Special guest Jonathan Clements, author of Anime: A History, provides Mike with some much-needed background on Japanese animation while co-hosts El Goro and Chris Cummins describe their love of Otomo's groundbreaking film.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy Akira on Blu-Ray
Buy Akira, the manga
Visit the School Girl Milky Crisis blog
Check out the books of Jonathan Clmenets
Visit the Akira wiki
Visit the Talk Without Rhythm podcast
Read Chris Cummins's articles on Den of Geek

"Battle Against The Clowns" - Geinoh Yamashirogumi
"The Capsule's Pride (Bikes)" - Bwana



Special Guest: Tom Mes
Guest Co-Hosts: Kevin Heffernan, Patrick Bromley

Written by , the 2001 movie from prolific director Takashi Miike Visitor Q tells the story of a family in disarray. The unemployed father (Ken'ichi Endô) a former newsman who laid off after an unfortunate incident, the mother (Shungiku Uchida) a heroin addict who prostitutes herself for money to get a fix, the son (Jun Mutô) is a victim of bullying who then bullies his own mother, and the daughter (Fujiko) who has left home to become a prostitute as well. When the titular Visitor Q (Kazushi Watanabe) shows up... things change.

Special guest Tom Mes, author of Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike, discusses Miike's career. Co-Hosts Patrick Bromley and Kevin Heffernan join Mike to examine Visitor Q as well as François Ozon's Sitcom and Pier Paolo Pasolini's Teorema (1968).

Listen/Download Now:

Buy Visitor Q on DVD
Buy Sitcom on DVD
Buy Teorema on DVD
Buy Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike by Tom Mes
Buy Re-Agitator: A Decade of Writing on Takashi Miike by Tom Mes
Buy Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto by Tom Mes
Read Knot and Gender blog by Kevin Heffernan
Read The Crawling Eye Cult Media Blog by Kevin Heffernan
Visit F This Movie! for more of Patrick Bromley

"Dead or Alive" - Koji Endo
"Bubbles of Water" - Realtime



Special Guest: Jenni Gold
Guest Co-Hosts: Sean Gray, Steve Byrne

On a special episode of The Projection Booth Steve Byrne and Sean Gray join Mike to discuss the documentary film CinemAbility (2013). Directed by Jenni Gold and co-written by , the film looks at the long history of portraying disabilities on screen.

Visit the official CinemAbility website
Read 14 Cisgender Actors in Transgender Roles from The Hollywood Reporter
Read ‘Blind’ Director Addresses Backlash Over Casting Alec Baldwin And Not Disabled Actor In Lead Role by Michael Mailer
Be sure to visit the Is This Venue Accessible website
Check out the Freep Film Festival

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"Spasticus Autisticus" - Ian Dury & The Blockheads



Special Guests: Antonio Fargas, Peter McCarthy
Guest Co-Host: Chris Cummins

Keenan Ivory Wayans's I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) is at once a parody of and follow-up to Blaxploitation films of the 1970s. In it, stars as Jack Spade, the new blood trying to take down Mr. Big (John Vernon) with a team of classic heroes like John Slade (Bernie Casey), Hammer (Isaac Hayes), Slammer (Jim Brown), Kung Fu Joe (Steve James) and Fly Guy (Antonio Fargas).

Chris Cummins joins Mike to discuss the film. Special guests include actor Antonio Fargas (Putney Swope, Cleopatra Jones) and producer Peter McCarthy (Tapeheads, Roadside Prophets).

Listen/Download Now:

Buy I'm Gonna Git You Sucka on Blu-Ray
Check out Brown Sugar
Visit the official Chris Cummins website
Listen to the Tapeheads episode
Listen to the Putney Swope episode
Listen to the Kolchak Tapes episode on The Zombie

"He's a Fly Guy" - Curtis Mayfield
"Jack of Spades" - Boogie Down Productions
"How to Pick Up Girls" - The Little Girls
"This Beat is Military" - K-9 Posse



Guest Co-Hosts: Ken Stanley, Samm Deighan

Peter Greenaway's The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989) tells the tale of Albert Spica (Michael Gambon), a monstrous gangster putting on airs as a gourmand. This loutish brute is the co-owner of a restaurant where he, his wife Georgina (Helen Mirren) and his crew are regulars. Also a frequent patron at the restaurant is Michael (Alan Howard), a book dealer who is secretly Georgina’s lover.

Samm Deighan and Ken Stanley join Mike to discuss this controversial film as well as Greenaway's other work.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy The Cook, Cook The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover on Blu-Ray
Buy Peter Greenaway's Postmodern / Poststructuralist Cinema Paperback edited by Paula Willoquet-Maricondi and Mary Alemany-Galway
Buy Peter Greenaway: Interviews edited by Vernon Gras and Marguerite Gras
Buy Peter Greenaway: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, Her Lover by Peter Greenaway
Visit The Cinematic Endeavors of Peter Greenaway
Visit Luperpedia Foundation
Hear more from Samm Deighan at Daughters of Darkness
Hear more from Ken at Ken's Loud Band

"Book Depository" - Michael Nyman
"I Eat Cannibals" - Total Coelo



Guest Co-Host: Elric Kane

Elric Kane joins Mike to discuss the 1979 film from director Ivan Zulueta, Arrebato. The film stars Eusebio Poncela as Jose, a director who’s dissatisfied with his own work. He soon meets Pedro (Will More), a filmmaker of a different sort.

Buy Arrebato on (Region 2) DVD
Visit the Ivan Zulueta website
Listen to Live Flesh – The Transgressive Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar, Part 1 from Daughters of Darkness
Learn more about Arrebatos by Jesus Mora
Subscribe to the Pure Cinema podcast

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"Quierio ser anormal" - Negativo
"Ansiedad" - Negativo



Special Guest: Zach Dasher
Guest Co-Hosts: David Pace-Bonello, Chris Bricklemyer

On this special episode of The Projection Booth we’re looking at the 2016 documentary from director Steve Bannon, Torchbearer. The film stars Phil Robertson, better known as “The Duck Commander,” and is an hour-long sermon which warns against the perils of secularism. This is the ninth film from Bannon as director, though he's taken a bit of a break from filmmaking as he's now advising the current President.

Special guest recounts the making of the film.

David Pace-Bonello and Chris Bricklemyer join Mike to discuss the film, political correctness, and much more

Listen/Download Now:

Visit the official Torchbearer website
Read Steve Bannon’s rap musical has been found, and it is some unhinged nonsense by Clayton Purdom
Read Steve Bannon and the occult: The right wing’s long, strange love affair with New Age mysticism by Mitch Horowitz
Read The Bombs of Steve Bannon by Timothy Egan
Listen to the JungleGate podcast series
Learn more about The Movie Game

"The Man Comes Around" - Johnny Cash
"People are People" - Depeche Mode



June 30, 2017­ – Ted Raimi, Greydon Clark, Adam Green and more are part of Survival of the Film Freaks, a new documentary that explores how technology continues to change how we define “cult” films. Directors, actors, and journalists from all generations weigh in on the ever-changing world of cult cinema in this documentary that is both an ode to and an exploration of cinema fandom.

At the helm of Film Freaks is director Bill Fulkerson. A passion for cult cinema drives Fulkerson; he has hosted the cult cinema podcast Outside The Cinema for over ten years, reviewing countless films for nearly 500 episodes. “I’ve been a lover of weird and wonderful cinema since I was a kid, and how we view and acquire these films continues to evolve. With this documentary we hope to show the past and future so that we never lose these hidden gems.”

Co-directing alongside Fulkerson is documentary filmmaker Kyle Kuchta (Fantasm). “Cult isn’t a genre, it’s a mentality. These films have legacies and followings that now everyone can be a part of because of the Internet. Film Freaks looks to delve in to what ‘cult’ means in an age where everything is available at the click of a button.”

Film Threat’s Chris Gore, William Sachs (Galaxina), and Lloyd Kaufman of Troma are just a few of the familiar faces in Film Freaks. The team is currently finishing up the remaining interviews and moving into post-production this summer.

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