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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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Dec 23, 2021

Elric is traveling at the moment, so Brian and Phil partner up to run down the New Beverly Programming for the Month of January to kick off 2022! Per the New Bev, "We kick off the new year with a showcase of newly-made 35mm prints, a celebration of crowd-pleasing music movies, and much, much more!"

Check out all things New Beverly here: https://thenewbev.com/

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Dec 3, 2021

Quentin Tarantino returns again to join Brian and Elric in this episode and this time, he is joined by is old pal Roger Avary to join in as all of them discuss their favorite film discoveries of 2021. "Discoveries" of course are older films seen for the first time in given year and there are at least 20 films discussed in this episode. Also please note that Quentin and Roger will be launching their own show soon called "The Video Archives Podcast" which folks should be on the lookout for in the coming months.

This episode is sponsored by MUBI! Get 30 days of great cinema free at https://mubi.com/purecinema (and we'd love it if you would give them a try!)


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Nov 22, 2021

Elric and Brian are Joined by Phil from the New Beverly to talk about the programming for the month of December to close out 2021!

Per New Beverly, "Our December calendar is here and it's filled with yuletide classics & festive favorites, snowy comedies & holiday romances, Santa-filled frights, Licorice Pizza & much, much more!"

Check out all things New Beverly here: https://thenewbev.com/

 

Nov 15, 2021

For this bonus episode, Brian and Elric interview film writer and author of the new book Fun City Cinema - New York City And the Movies That Made It - Jason Bailey. Jason has done a wonderful job encapsulating and curating a bunch of great New York films whilst also intertwining them with the real life narrative of the city itself and what was going on with it at the times these movies were made. It's a delightful coffee table sized book and gets a high Pure Cinema recommend.

Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3qyGJd3

(Or at your favorite online and brick and mortar booksellers)

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Nov 5, 2021

In this episode, Elric and Brian cross over into Just the Discs territory as they each choose five Blu-rays from five different Blu-ray Labels to highlight - very much a "5 Films Because" kind of thing and all the films are new discoveries for both of them.

This episode is sponsored by MUBI! Get 30 days of great cinema free at https://mubi.com/purecinema (and we'd love it if you would give them a try!)


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Oct 26, 2021

Elric and Brian are Joined by Phil from the New Beverly to talk about the programming for the month of November!

Per New Beverly, "In November we celebrate the career of filmmaker James Bridges, present world cinema classics by Kurosawa and Almodóvar, host a Judy Garland Thanksgiving, pre-code Stanwyck & much more! Share with friends and let us know what you're most excited to see back on the big screen."

Check out all things New Beverly here: https://thenewbev.com/

 

 

Oct 22, 2021

Brian and Elric try to emulate what the New Beverly is doing this month by each programming their own 4-film Horror Movie Marathon! BUT wait, there's more - this time they are joined by not one but THREE special guests to each offer their own ideas for just such a Horror-thon. They are joined by Bill Ackerman, Patrick Bromley and Stephanie Crawford individually to get even more ideas for movies to watch during the last week or so of the spookiest month of the year!

This is a special bonus episode made possible by our wonderful Patreon supporters! You too can help support this show by going to: https://www.patreon.com/purecinemapod

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Oct 7, 2021

In this very special Bonus Episode, Elric flies solo and talks to some folks behind the new film COMING HOME IN THE DARK.

One of the best reviewed & hardest hitting films of the year is now in theaters and VOD and happens to be directed by one of Elric’s oldest friends James Ashcroft. The two discuss the film (spoiler-free mostly) and touch on other impactful New Zealand films and James discusses a few key films that influenced his dark vision. In the second part of the episode Elric hosted the live post-screening Q & A with the star of the film, actor Daniel Gillies (The originals). This conversation is all spoilers so watch the film before listening.  Thanks to the American Cinematheque for recording this conversation.

https://darkskyfilms.com/film/coming-home-in-the-dark/

Oct 2, 2021

In this Episode, Elric and Brian take a long look at the old "Dogs of the Week" Segment that Siskel and Ebert used to do as part of their show in the lates 70s and early 80s. The "Dogs" were their picks for the worst films of a given week and they even had a small canine called "Spot the Wonderdog" who would kick of each of these segments with a little bark. Many interesting films were panned during the Dogs of the Week period and some of them definitely are truly dogs whilst others may have more going on and be interesting to discuss.

This episode is sponsored by MUBI! Get 30 days of great cinema free at https://mubi.com/purecinema (and we'd love it if you would give them a try!)

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Sep 21, 2021

Phil, Elric and Brian are back to talk about the October calendar for the New Beverly and it is jam packed with spooky goodness! From modern classics like NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and SUSPIRIA to old black & white goodies and so much more - this month's programming has something for every kind of horror fan to enjoy.

Check out the New Beverly here: https://thenewbev.com/

Sep 6, 2021

Following up a New Beverly Calendar full of Los Angeles Movies (as well as a Patreon episode with more of them), Elric and Brian go for one more round and talk more about films that take place in the great California city.

This episode is sponsored by MUBI! Get 30 days of great cinema free at https://mubi.com/purecinema (and we'd love it if you would give them a try!)

You can also help support this show by going to: https://www.patreon.com/purecinemapod

 

Aug 23, 2021

In this Calendar episode, Elric, Brian and Phil talk about the movies programmed at the New Beverly for the month of September 2021 where the overriding theme is "L.A. Movies". So lots of great and interesting films to talk about, all of them set in the great city of Los Angeles!

Check out the New Beverly here: https://thenewbev.com/

Aug 16, 2021

For this special Bonus Episode, Elric and Brian are joined by returning guest Kim Morgan to continue a conversation about ONCE UPON A TIME IN... HOLLYWOOD as recorded in a previous episode - but this time the focus is on Quentin Tarantino's Novel of OUATIH and how it relates, compares and generally ties back into the film itself. PLEASE NOTE - this episode goes deep into spoilers for the book so it is suggested that you read it before you listen.

The book is available from Harper Perennial and can be purchased wherever you buy books online or in stores.

Aug 9, 2021

In this episode, Elric and Brian go around the world to talk about crime films from several other countries - including Japan, France, the UK and more! 

This episode is sponsored by MUBI! Get 30 days of great cinema free at https://mubi.com/purecinema (and we'd love it if you would give them a try!)

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Aug 2, 2021

This shorter episode is the audio from Elric and Brian's first live podcast taping - recorded at the New Beverly on the evening of July 22nd, 2021. The discussion followed an excellent screening of Pure Cinema favorite OVER THE EDGE (1979) and the episode itself focuses on Teen films (called "Teenage Wasteland") and features 5 films because each from both Brian and Elric. Enjoy!

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Jul 22, 2021

Elric, Brian, Phil and special Guest Jim Hemphill discuss August's New Beverly Calendar, which is a blast and a half and offers tributes to Michael Chapman, William Smith, Veronica Lake, Jim Henson and More and sees the return of Weekend Kiddie Matinees! PLUS Cartoon Club! AND a tease of Whats coming in September!

Check out the New Beverly here: https://thenewbev.com/

Jul 16, 2021

Elric and Brian dig into some "Summer Discoveries" they've been making for this episode and chat about something like 21 films that they've enjoyed for one reason or another and are seeing for basically the first time. Lots of interesting movies recommendations throughout!

This episode marks the first for an additional new sponsor for PCP - the streaming service MUBI! Get 30 days of great cinema free at https://mubi.com/purecinema (and we'd love it if you would give them a try!)

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Jul 1, 2021

Our "Summer of Quentin" Continues as Mr. Tarantino joins us again to talk about a topic of his own choosing - Public Domain Movies (ie movies that are not protected by intellectual property laws such as copyright, trademark, or patent laws). Unlike many of our other episodes, all the movies we discuss on this one can be found on YouTube as they are all ostensibly in the public domain - so please dive in and check some of them out at your leisure!

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Jun 21, 2021

Elric, Brian and Phil are back to talk about another month of programming at the New Beverly! What a great month it is too! A Monte Hellman tribute double bill, a blast of a 4th of July double as well as Kung Fu, classic horror, classic comedy, teen angst, giallos, rats, SCREAMs and more are all part of an outstanding lineup of movies playing at the New Beverly in the month of July! Have a listen to hear the details!

Check out the New Beverly here: https://thenewbev.com/

Jun 1, 2021

For this very special episode, we are joined again by Mr. Quentin Tarantino to talk about Final Films from directors. By "Final Films", we are of course referring to the last film that a director did - the one that closed out their career. This is the first time Quentin has done a proper episode with us and we were very excited to have him pick "5 Films Because" with us on this topic. We hope you enjoy the conversation - it's one of our favorite episodes that we've done!

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May 24, 2021

Guess what's back? The New Beverly is back and showing movies again which means Calendar episodes are back! For this Calendar, Elric and Brian are joined by the New Beverly's Phil Blankenship once again to talk about all the films showing at the New Beverly for the month of June. We have lots of fun hangout movies, Steve McQueen, a little bit of horror and a whole series of double bills dedicated to Pride month as well! Oh and a VERY SPECIAL GUEST drops by for a minute to give a few of his recommendations for the month too!

Check out the New Beverly Calendar here: https://thenewbev.com/print-calendars/

 

May 3, 2021

In this episode, Elric and Brian are joined by friend of the show Jonathan Hertzberg - founder of the Fun City Editions Blu-ray Label. The boys talk to Jonathan about the beginnings of Fun City leading into a discussion of mutual fandom for Danny Peary and his books. As a main topic, each of them picks 5 films to highlight from Danny Peary's incomparable tome GUIDE FOR THE FILM FANATIC - Brian's professed favorite book of all time. You can get GUIDE here: https://amzn.to/3dcJ8lb

Check out Fun City Editions here: https://funcityeditions.com/

And buy their discs here: https://vinegarsyndrome.com/collections/fun-city-editions

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Apr 19, 2021

For this second installment of The Films of David Lynch, Elric and Brian kick pick up with TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992) and talk about the rest of his films through INLAND EMPIRE (2006) - again discussing each of the movies a bit and then throwing out pairings for each of them.

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Apr 1, 2021

In this director centric episode, Elric and Brian kick off a month of two epic episodes covering the career of the great David Lynch. For part one, they start with ERASERHEAD (1977) and work their way through to WILD AT HEART (1990) - discussing each film and offering pairings for each one as is the tradition with these episodes.

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Mar 22, 2021

For this episode, Elric and Brian get waste deep in a breadth of Italian genre cinema for another sampler. Slots here include crime films, spaghetti westerns, giallo, post apocalyptic and more. This was a blast to research and a hoot to discuss. Recommended watching to go with this show is Mike Malloy's EUROCRIME Documentary currently Amazon Prime.

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