Pure Cinema Podcast

A weekly film podcast hosted by Elric Kane (of the Shock Waves podcast) and Brian Saur (of the Rupert Pupkin Speaks film blog) featuring discussions of new films, old films, double features, cult movies, filmmakers and movie lists among a smorgasbord of other Cinema-related things.
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Jun 18, 2018

On this episode, Elric and Brian have their first guest of season three as they are joined by director Adam Rifkin to discuss movie satires (and Adam's new films THE LAST MOVIE STAR and DIRECTOR'S CUT). Some good Burt Reynolds talk to be had here too!

Jun 4, 2018

Elric and Brian keep on keeping on with the 80s cult theme this episode, moving into the back of the decade to discuss 10 more gems each.

May 21, 2018

Elric and Brian return to another of their "Cult Movies" episodes - this time tackling the first half of the 1980s with ten picks each!

May 7, 2018

After going in depth on John Carpenter and Documentaries, Elric and Brian go breezier with this "Exploitation Sampler" episode, in which they each choose a film from the categories of Blaxploitation, Hicksploitation, Canuxploitation, Sexploitation and one 'wild card' category of exploitation. This will hopefully just be a lead in to deeper dives into many if not all of these categories at a later date.

Apr 23, 2018

After their epic Carpenter two-parter, the boys are back to talk documentaries in a similarly epic way (in a single episode this time). For this round, Elric and Brian offer up 5 Documentaries because and an additional 5 recommendations each that are currently available streaming! 20 plus documentaries!

Apr 5, 2018

Elric and Brian return to the great John Carpenter again to talk about and pair the films from the second half of his career including such classics as BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, THEY LIVE and IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (and many more)! This episode is just as epic as the first part, and may be the longest episode of PCP to date! A proper tribute to an incredible gentleman!

Mar 26, 2018

In this episode, Elric and Brian follow up on a promise they made back in the Tarantino episode to do a full tribute and pairings for the great John Carpenter! This turned out to be a huge task as ALL of Carpenter's films are being discussed and paired and thus the first two-part episode of Pure Cinema is born! This round they cover his first ten films - from DARK STAR to STARMAN! Watch for part two and the rest!

Mar 12, 2018

You saw who the winners were for this year's Academy Awards last week - now listen to us talk about who we think should have also been recognized as we take another page from Danny Peary's book and run down our own lists of "Alternate Oscars".

Feb 26, 2018

On this episode, Elric and Brian go behind bars for a discussion about some of their favorite Prison Movies! This topic was certainly influenced/inspired by last year's release of BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, which they talk about at the top of the show.

Feb 12, 2018

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Elric and Brian indulge their romantic sides and offer up lists of films that they feel are about love and the complications involved with it. Watch these movies with your special someone (or your pets)!

Jan 28, 2018

Elric and Brian return for Season Three of Pure Cinema with a special announcement (their new partnership with the film website The Pink Smoke) and to discuss films that make them think of America (for better or worse). Some iconic movies discussed here and some that are more off the beaten path. The show will be coming out every two weeks this season so if you are looking for more episodes, check out our Patreon!

Dec 20, 2017

As a sort of an end of the year wrap-up show, Elric and Brian each put together lists of "10 films Because" that are some favorite first time watches from 2017 - so not a traditional top ten, but a mix of new and old films that they enjoyed seeing over the past year.

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Nov 7, 2017

On this season two finale of the show, Brian and Elric go epic with an in depth discussion of some of their favorite discoveries from Danny Peary's book CULT MOVIES 2. This episode even includes an interview with Peary himself! Enjoy!

Oct 23, 2017

On this second October episode, Elric and Brian are joined by Elric's Shockwaves Podcast co-host Rob Galluzzo to talk about some film music - specifically some of their favorite scores and composers for horror films.

Oct 9, 2017

On this special October episode, Elric and Brian are joined by Filmmaker Jackson Stewart (BEYOND THE GATES) as all three of them choose SIX Horror film triple features for your enjoyment! (get it? 6-6-6!)

Sep 25, 2017

On this episode Elric and Brian choose films from 5 different segments of life - Childhood, Adolescence, The 20s Drift, Adulthood and The Twilight Years.

Sep 11, 2017

On this episode, Elric and Brian announce a quick format change before diving deep into one of their favorite boutique Blu-ray labels - Twilight Time. Twilight Time is a haven for cult and classic film fans alike and it was tough to choose only five films each to highlight!

Aug 21, 2017

in honor of the 25th Anniversary of RESERVOIR DOGS, Elric and Brian run down and discuss all of Quentin Tarantino's films and suggest a pairing for each one of them.

Aug 14, 2017

On this week's episode, Elric and Brian go full ahead into the world and influence of Silent Movies and call out some favorites as well as offering some possible good entry points for folks that have yet to dive into this incredibly exciting, funny and dramatic partition of cinema.

Aug 7, 2017

For this mid-season bonus, we are releasing the very first episode we did for our Patreon subscribers when we launched - which is an extension of/sequel to our very first "Handshake Movies" section of the pilot episode of the show. Here, we dive back into the well of some of our personal favorites and discuss Five more Handshake films each! Enjoy!

Jul 31, 2017

On this episode, Elric and Brian take some time out from their trip to New York City (working on Brian's Danny Peary documentary) and talk about their experience in the few days they've been there and discuss some of their favorite films that make them think of New York. The episode includes clips from some folks they talked to while in the city - with each guest talking about a few New York movies of their own.

Jul 24, 2017

On this episode, Elric and Brian are honored to be joined by screenwriter Larry Karaszewski (ED WOOD, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT, MAN ON THE MOON, BIG EYES and THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON) to discuss and break down the biopic genre into more broad and diverse categories. 

Jul 17, 2017

Taking a page from Season 1 - on this episode Elric and Brian examine some films  from the 1990s that they think fit into the cult category (each picking 10 movies to highlight).

Jul 10, 2017

Pure Cinema Season Two is in full effect as Elric and Brian talk High School movies with screenwriter Dan Waters (HEATHERS, BATMAN RETURNS, DEMOLITION MAN, ADVENTURES OF FORD FAIRLANE)! 

Jul 3, 2017

Elric and Brian kick of Pure Cinema Season Two with a discussion of some of their favorite “Summer” movies! It’s full-on summertime! Kick back and enjoy! Also - check out our Patreon for bonus content!

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