Posts by Liam O'Donnell

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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CINEPUNX Episode 71: Grady Hendrix talks PAPERBACKS FROM HELL

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Cinepunx_Episode_71.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAHOY THERE PUNX OF YON CINEMA! Hey friends, and welcome to a brand spanking new Cinepunx episode. On this unique episode we sat down with Grady Hendrix!   We spent most of the episode discussing his new book PAPERBACKS FROM HELL! Of course, by “we” I don’t mean Josh and I because, unfortunately, Josh could not join us! No worries, CINEPUNX veterans Evan Vellela and Joseph Gervasi were able to sit in and make the episode awesome. Not much to talk about here, not only is the episode self
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CINEPUNX Episode 70: Rob Skvarla Talks Psuedo-Documentaries (MONDO CANE, THE CHARIOTS OF THE GODS, THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH)

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Cinepunx_Episode_70.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHELLO THERE CITIZENS, ARE YOU READY FOR ANOTHER DIRE YET ENTERTAINING TRANSMISSION FROM PLANET CINEPUNX? That works, right? Hey friends, we return to you with another dynamic episode, filled with thrills and chills and…spills? This time for episode 70 we welcomed Rob Skvarla, writer/programmer/cineaste/unrepentant Goth Sad BOY! I am so fat in that last picture, holy shit. Rob brought a topic to us which we would NEVER have chosen on our own but relates to his own research in gradschool, that is Psuedo-Documentaries. The three Rob chose for
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CINEPUNX Episode 69: Talking Demonic Possession with Josh Agran (THE EXORCIST, BEYOND DARKNESS, SHOCK!)

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Cinepunx_Episode_69.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTHE POWER OF PUNX COMPELS YOU! THE POWER OF PUNX COMPELS YOU! Welcome my devious little demon spawn to another hellish episode of CINEPUNX! On this episode we sat down with Josh Agran of many bands including PAINT IT BLACK and KNIVES OUT, and also of friendship! Josh had a simple request, for us to discuss some Possession themed films. So we dove into the true paradigmatic film of the type, The Exorcist which was Josh’s choice because he has better taste than we do. Josh Alvarez and I
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CINEPUNX Episode 68: Walter Hill Discussion (THE DRIVER, STREETS OF FIRE)

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Cinepunx_Episode_68.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTHE FOLLOWING IS A PUNK ROCK FABLE, BECAUSE WE RESPECT SOMEONE WHO IS GOOD AT CASTING, AND WE ARE VERY GOOD AT CASTING! That’s right my little latex wearing lovelies welcome to episode 68 of CINEPUNX, in which we take a tour through two films by the under rated director Walter Hill: The Driver and Streets of Fire! As usual, big thanks to LEHIGH VALLEY APPAREL CREATIONS for their generous sponsorship, and for bringing you this lovely episode. As discussed on the episode, I am damn tired y’all.
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CINEPUNX Episode 67: Talking Fellini with Heidi Saman (NAMOUR)

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Cinepunx_Episode_67.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTHE PUNX ARE BACK! On this intellectually engaging and yet totally tubular episode we discuss three films by Federico Fellini     La Strada, Nights of Cabiria, and La Dolce Vita Our guest is Philadelphia based Writer, Director, Producer HEIDI SAMAN! We spend some time talking to Heidi about her stellar film, Namour which is currently available on Netflix! We do our usual WACK AND ON TRACK gimmick, and then jump into it discussing these films. Joash and I were relatively ignorant about Fellini, and this discussion represents some of
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CINEPUNX Episode 66: Talking Coens with Jasmin Carroll (Amalgam Comics)

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Cinepunx_Episode_66.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHERE IT IS, A PODCAST, SLIGHTLY TRANSFORMED! JUST A LITTLE ESCAPE FROM THE “NORM”! Welcome friends to another exciting episode of Cinepunx! On this very special episode we welcome great friend of the show Jasmin Carroll of Amalgam Comics & Coffee  We talked about three films by the amazing Coen Brothers: Miller’s Crossing, The Man Who Wasn’t There, and Inside LLewyn Davis As usual, big thanks to the folks at LEHIGH VALLEY APPAREL CREATIONS, seriously folks, get your shit screen printed there so they keep sponsoring us! Jasmin
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CINEPUNX Remembers George A. Romero

Regular listeners to the flagship show of this collective, Cinepunx, will have heard the story a few times of my introduction to horror when a less than attentive parental figure allowed me to join my not yet “step” siblings to watch A Nightmare on Elm Street. This is, honestly, a pretty good story. It doesn’t tell the whole story though, as NOES was inflicted upon me. I didn’t choose it. Horror, though now something I had been exposed to, was not my choice. But it was Night of the Living Dead which I first chose: a cheap VHS available at
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