Posts by Liam O'Donnell

CINEPUNX Episode 79: Director Ryan Prows (LOWLIFE) talks KING OF NEW YORK and BAD LIEUTENANT

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Cinepunx_Episode_79.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWELCOME ONE AND ALL TO AN IMMEDIATE AND RIGHT NOW EPISODE OF CINEPUNX! On this amazing episode we talk to director Ryan Prows about his new film Lowlife as well as two classic New York films from Abel Ferrara, King of New York and Bad Lieutenant ! Ryan was in NYC for the WHAT THE FILM FEST where his movie screened (the awesome Adrianna Grober caught it there and will be reviewing it for this very site!) I managed to catch Lowlife at friend of the show, former guest
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CINEPUNX Episode 78: HOWARD THE DUCK and TEMPLE OF DOOM Discussion with Director Liam O’Donnell (BEYOND SKYLINE)

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Cinepunx_Episode_78.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHERE WE GO HERE WE GO HERE WE GO It finally HAPPENED! Yes, I partly mean we finally have TWO EPISODES OF CINEPUNX OUT IN ONE MONTH!! However, what I really mean is that we finally have director LIAM O’DONNELL, my dopple ganger and director of Beyond Skyline on the show! On this episode Liam joins us to talk a little bit about the maing of Beyond Skyline, and then to discuss two films that shaped our childhoods: Howard the Duck and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
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CINEPUNX Episode 77: DARK CITY at 20 or LIAM TRIES TO ALIENATE OUR ENTIRE AUDIENCE

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Cinepunx_Episode_77.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGREETINGS CINEMA-PUNKERS AND WELCOME TO ANOTHER DARK AND IMPOSING EPISODE!!! On this, our triumphant return to the realm of podcasting we tackle Dark City,  a film from the director of  The Crow! YEAH! OK LOOK, I need to immediately apologize to all of your. The first reason is that this episode is a bit low energy because I have been sick and exhausted lately, and so this was my general demeanor during the recording   Not exactly the dynamic presence you have come to love and expect! Second, we
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CINEPUNX Episode 76: SUICIDE CLUB and 2LDK with Grace Kim and Evan Vellela

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Cinepunx_Episode_76.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOH, HELLO THERE YOU FAIR CINEPUNX! Liam here. Hey, how you doin? I am sick. So, you know, cut me some slack. We have been talking about doing this “Asian Extreme Cinema” episode with our good dude Evan for quite some time. Finally got it done. The same night we recorded, Grace Kim was in town. Grace has been there for this podcast, and specifically for Josh and I since day one. She is a super talented tailor. If you are doing a real ass movie or tv
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CINEPUNX Episode 75: Max and Joey talk Norm Macdonald (DIRTY WORK and SCREWED)

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Cinepunx_Episode_75.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLISTEN HERE YOU JAGS, WHAT WE GOT HERE IS ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE EPISODE OF CINEPUNX! On this year end conversation (which occurred in 2017 btw) we sat down with Joey Breeding and Max Davis to talk about some of our favorites from 2017 and to have a dive into the film work of Norm Macdonald. You may know Joey from shows and the internet, and Max has been in some terrible bands and also wrote briefly for this very website ! Our front end on this episode is a little
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CINEPUNX Episode 74: Discussing FASCINATION (79) With Samm Deighan

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Cinepunx_Episode_74.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWELCOME TO ANOTHER HAUNTING AND PHANTASMAGORICAL EPISODE OF CINEPUNX!! On this amazing episode we spend some much needed time with WRITER, EDITOR, PODCASTER, FRIEND, AND RETURN GUEST SAMM DEIGHAN!! Some places you can find Samm are DIABOLIQUE DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS  and most importantly (ie: buy it) LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN  On this episode we discuss the work of Jean Rollin, much misunderstood French director, with a special focus on his classic film FASCINATION. Do we solve the puzzles of his mysterious cinematic style? Not
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CINEPUNX Episode 73: Taking a GIRLS TRIP with Tony Rettman

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Cinepunx_Episode_73.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTHEM PUNX ARE BACK IN TOWN!! This is a very SPECIAL EPISODE of Cinepunx, and by “special” we mean incomplete. NOT BECAUSE OUR GUEST, TONY RETTMAN, AUTHOR AND PUNK EXPERT IS NOT AMAZING! Dude rules. No, it is ’cause our beloved Joshua Alavarez could not join us. DO NOT FRET! Friend of the show, booker, artist, and MAN ABOUT TOWN, Evan Vellela, was available to stand in. Granted, I talk a LOT so I did most of the talking, but it was still cool. Hey, we forgot to
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CINEPUNX Episode 72: “Oh, My, Miike!” THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS and BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Cinepunx_Episode_72.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHEY HEY CINEMA-PUNKERS, AND WELCOME TO A SCATOLOGICALLY GOOD EPISODE OF CINEPUNX!! On this, our most recent effort after an all too long hiatus, we jump in to a realm of film we are only slightly familiar with, the works of Japanese director Takashi Miike. We focus this episode of two films, one older and one new, THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS and BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL. More importantly, Josh and I are finally reunited, and most of the episode is about our friend love for each other,
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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival: GAME OF DEATH

There are few things more fun or exhilarating than a mindless blood bath of a horror film. It’s a weird alchemy that creates a story lacking in compelling narrative or characters, but has such an excess of violence and moxie that it spills over from horror into comedy of sorts. I qualify that because what I mean is not a horror comedy, but an entirely different kind of beast; one which, when done right, is similarly impressive in its chimeric charms. No, this film has no jokes, no winks, and no underlying commentary. It is nothing but an explosion of
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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival- HAGAZUSSA: A HEATHENS CURSE

My first film of the second annual Brooklyn Horror Film Fest might have been enough to send a more sensitive, and perhaps more self aware, film critic packing. Not because it was bad, but rather because it was such a slow and creeping build to a moment of utter horror and disgust that I should have known nothing else could compare. Hagazussa, a graduate film, is one of the most confident debuts this writer has ever seen, and while its pacing is not for the easily distracted, its climax left me upset for days to come. It was, easily, the
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