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The Laser Blast Film Society presents THE STAR WARS PUNCAST - a show in which Star Wars superfan Peter Kuplowsky (TIFF Midnight Madness Programmer) forces his two friends, Mathew Kumar and Justin Decloux, to watch the STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS television series. Will they fall in love? Hate the entire experience? You can only find out by subscribing and listening to every episode!
 
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We discuss Director Max Ophuls and focus on his films THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE... and LOLA MONTES.Join the Patreon now for an exclusive episode every week and access to our entire Patreon Episode back catalogue: patreon.com/theimportantcinemaclubSubscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/id1067435576Foll…
 
We discuss legendary film critic Robin Wood.Join the Patreon now for an exclusive episode every week and access to our entire Patreon Episode back catalogue: patreon.com/theimportantcinemaclubSubscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/id1067435576Follow the Podcast: twitter.com/ImprtCinemaClubFollow Will:…
 
In light of the recent release of Leonard Maltin's autobiography STARSTRUCK: MY UNLIKELY ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD, we had the pleasure of talking with Mr. Maltin about the process of putting the book together, his favourite segments about old Hollywood he snuck on Entertainment Tonight and being pen pals with Moe Howard... Please enjoy! Make sure to grab …
 
We discuss the HELLRAISER franchise.Join the Patreon now for an exclusive episode every week and access to our entire Patreon Episode back catalogue: patreon.com/theimportantcinemaclubSubscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/id1067435576Follow the Podcast: twitter.com/ImprtCinemaClubFollow Will: twitter…
 
We explore the world of hardcore horror pornography with a discussion that includes WIDOW BLUE, HARDGORE, and DRILLER: A SEXUAL THRILLER.Join the Patreon now for an exclusive episode every week and access to our entire Patreon Episode back catalogue: https://patreon.com/theimportantcinemaclubSubscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts…
 
We explore the less-loved horror releases from Universal that don't feature Draculas, Frankensteins, Wolfmen or Invisible Men. Are there hidden gems that deserve to be raised into the pantheon? Are Poverty Rows Horror Films better? Are there enough Gorillas? Listen to find out!Check out Justin's 24-HOURS HORROR MOVIE MIND MELTER on October 16, 2021…
 
We get personal and discuss what movies scared the hell out of us!Subscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/id1067435576Follow the Podcast: twitter.com/ImprtCinemaClubFollow Will: twitter.com/WillSloanESQFollow Justin: twitter.com/DeclouxJCheck out Justin's other podcasts THE BAY STREET VIDEO PODCAST (@t…
 
We discuss the acting work of Pam Grier and focus on her films COFFY and JACKIE BROWN.Subscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/id1067435576Follow the Podcast: twitter.com/ImprtCinemaClubFollow Will: twitter.com/WillSloanESQFollow Justin: twitter.com/DeclouxJCheck out Justin's other podcasts THE BAY STRE…
 
We dive into our experience with Hong Kong Cinema follow the 1997 Handover to Mainland China and talk about a dozen of films which include NEW POLICE STORY, LOVE IN A PUFF, and MADE IN HONG KONG.Subscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/id1067435576Follow the Podcast: twitter.com/ImprtCinemaClubFollow Wi…
 
Justin and Special Guest Mathew Kumar discuss the myth, the legend, the laziest man in showbiz who still continually makes movies: Bruce Willis - with a focus on the man's vanity music project THE RETURN OF BRUNO and the last gasp that is A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD.Subscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/i…
 
We discuss the work of Russ Meyer and focus on BENEATH THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS and FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!Subscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/id1067435576Follow the Podcast: twitter.com/ImprtCinemaClubFollow Will: twitter.com/WillSloanESQFollow Justin: twitter.com/DeclouxJCheck out Justin's o…
 
In a very special episode, Mathew Kumar (The Insert Credit Show) joins Justin to briefly revive The Loose Cannons Podcast and tackle Death Wish 3. Many moons ago, The Loose Cannons Podcast was a show hosted by Mathew and Justin where they went chronologically through the filmography of Cannon Films. They did 85+ episodes and you can listen to them …
 
We discuss the work of Director/Actor Christopher Guest and focus on THIS IS SPINAL TAP, WAITING FOR GUFFMAN and A MIGHTY WIND.The German Blu-ray site we were discussing is https://shop.dtm.at/Subscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/id1067435576Follow the Podcast: twitter.com/ImprtCinemaClubFollow Will…
 
It's Film 101 time! Get your textbooks out and listen to us discuss the work of the man who gave the world BIRTH OF A NATION, INTOLERANCE and... ONE MILLION B.C?Check out the Gold Ninja Video crowdfunding campaign here: www.indiegogo.com/projects/gold-ninja-video/Subscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub…
 
We discuss the art of the gorilla suit performer. Who is the best? What does it take? Why do we love them so much? It all gets tackled in discussions of the career of Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Bob Burns and many others!For more information on the Gold Ninja Video Telethon check out the poster here: https://twitter.com/DeclouxJ/status/141787880838911181…
 
We discuss the film of Writer/Director Noah Baumbach and focus on his films THE SQUID AND THE WHALE and GREENBERG.Check out the Gold Ninja Video crowdfunding campaign here: www.indiegogo.com/projects/gold-ninja-video/Subscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/id1067435576Follow the Podcast: twitter.com/Im…
 
We discuss the career of Sonny Chiba and focus on his films THE STREETFIGHTER, THE EXECUTIONER and THE KILLING MACHINE.Check out the Gold Ninja Video crowdfunding campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gold-ninja-video/Subscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/id1067435576Follow the Podcast: t…
 
We discuss the work of Hungarian filmmaker Miklós Jancsó, who made movies that were complex, musical and featured some of the most elaborate long takes in the history of film. Subscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/id1067435576Follow the Podcast: twitter.com/ImprtCinemaClubFollow Will: twitter.com/Wil…
 
Steve Wang is a legendary special effects artist who worked on PREDATOR, HELLBOY, GREMLINS 2 and dozens of other stone-cold classics.He's also a great director.No one in North America has done a better job of marrying complex practical special effects and high octane Hong Kong-style action than Steve Wang in films like KUNG FU RASCALS, GUYVER: DARK…
 
We dive into the wild world of Indonesian Cult Cinema with a discussion of LADY TERMINATOR, QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC and THE WARRIOR.Subscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/id1067435576Follow the Podcast: twitter.com/ImprtCinemaClubFollow Will: twitter.com/WillSloanESQFollow Justin: twitter.com/DeclouxJChe…
 
This week we discuss the career of the iconic Actor/Writer Louise Brooks and focus on her films PANDORA'S BOX, DIARY OF A LOST GIRL and her writings collected in LULU IN HOLLYWOOD.Subscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/id1067435576Follow the Podcast: twitter.com/ImprtCinemaClubFollow Will: twitter.com…
 
We discuss the work of the great Monte Hellman and focus on TWO LANE BLACKTOP, ROAD TO NOWHERE and THE SHOOTING.Subscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/id1067435576Follow the Podcast: twitter.com/ImprtCinemaClubFollow Will: twitter.com/WillSloanESQFollow Justin: twitter.com/DeclouxJCheck out Justin's o…
 
We discuss the work of Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien and focus on A SUMMER AT GRANDPA'S, FLOWERS OF SHANGHAI, and THE ASSASSIN.Subscribe, Review and Rate Us on Apple Podcasts: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-…ub/id1067435576Follow the Podcast: twitter.com/ImprtCinemaClubFollow Will: twitter.com/WillSloanESQFollow Justin: twitter.com/Decloux…
 
We discuss the work of a man who got no respect, Rodney Dangerfield, and discuss his film work that included CADDY SHACK, BACK TO SCHOOL and LADYBUGS.Check out Justin's other podcasts THE BAY STREET VIDEO PODCAST (@thebaystreetvideopodcast) and NO SUCH THING AS A BAD MOVIE (@nosuchthingasabadmovie) as well as Will's other podcast MICHAEL AND US (@m…
 
This week we dive into the Spaghetti Western and discuss where the sub-genre sprung from, it's cultural impact, and dive into a few movies out of the hundreds that exist: THE BIG GUNDOWN, BLINDMAN, AND GOD SAID TO CAIN.For more information on Film Book Recommendations, check out our episode on the subject here: https://filmtrap.com/icc-62-best-film…
 
Peter gives Justin and Mathew a break from Star Wars: The Clone Wars with Volume 1 of Genndy Tartakovsky's Star Wars: Clone Wars, the 2D micro-series that originally filled the gap between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. And wouldn't you know it - the gang loves them! So much so that they're now dreading returning to the original seri…
 
Justin talks to Programmer Adam Riot Thorn about the upcoming TERRIBLE TWO DAY FILM FESTIVAL: A cavalcade of underground horror, comedy and mind-melting cinema that will be screening FOR FREE ONLINE on Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th, 2021.Make your calendars and bookmark www.twitch.tv/riotatthemoviesTHE LINE-UP:FRIDAY (May 27) 7:00 - 10:00…
 
We discuss the work of Writer/Director Robert Downey Sr. and focus on his films PUTNEY SWOPE, POUND, GREASER'S PALACE and CHAFFED ELBOWS.Check out Justin's other podcast THE BAY STREET VIDEO PODCAST (@thebaystreetvideopodcast) and NO SUCH THING AS A BAD MOVIE (@nosuchthingasabadmovie) as well as Will's other podcast MICHAEL AND US (@michael-and-us)…
 
With one entire season of Clone Wars finally conquered, the party ain't over, it's only just begun! The Star Wars Punsters watch the Grand Republic take back Ryloth from the Separatists in a thrilling arc (Storm Over Ryloth, Innocents of Ryloth and Liberty of Ryloth) - one that includes an episode that Mathew ended up genuinely enjoying! Meanwhile,…
 
Writer/Director Edmond Greville was one of the seventh arts' first cinephiles turned filmmakers. He worked from 1931 to 1963 and his pictures are filled with imagination, energetic style and boundary-pushing experimentation, but his filmography has fallen through the cracks in the way the work of Edgar G. Ulmer and Joseph H. Lewis never have. Why i…
 
We discuss the work of director Tony Scott and focus on THE LAST BOYSCOUT, DOMINO and DEJA VU.A Listener's Indian Cinema Recommendations: https://letterboxd.com/justindecloux/list/indian-cinema-recommendations-from-an-important/Listen to exclusive episodes at www.patreon.com/theimportantcinemaclubCheck out Justin's other podcast THE BAY STREET VIDE…
 
Andrew Barr has illustrated over 180+ movie posters for cinemas around Toronto and has now collected all his original pieces in one dazzling book. Justin thought it would be fun to talk to Andrew about his influences, his career as a graphic illustrator, and the horrifying EVIL BONG marathon they both experienced. Andrew's Official Website: https:/…
 
The Star Wars puncasters are back (sorry for the delay) with an eerily topical stretch of Clone Wars - one episode involves the death of a decrepit colonial power (TRESPASS), the others are about a deadly virus (BLUE SHADOW VIRUS and MYSTERY OF A THOUSAND MOONS) that is slowly killing a character thanks to the ineptitude of a political representati…
 
We discuss the career of noir master Phil Karlson and focus on his films 99 RIVER STREET, THE PHENIX CITY STORY and FRAMED.Listen to exclusive episodes at www.patreon.com/theimportantcinemaclubCheck out Justin's other podcast THE BAY STREET VIDEO PODCAST (@thebaystreetvideopodcast) and NO SUCH THING AS A BAD MOVIE (@nosuchthingasabadmovie) as well …
 
We discuss the Hollywood Blacklist, the Hollywood Ten, and tackle three films on the political spectrum of the era: The Pro-Society Warner Brother's picture MISSION TO MOSCOW, the anti-communist MY SON JOHN and the brave independent pro-communist production SALT OF THE EARTH.Listen to exclusive episodes at www.patreon.com/theimportantcinemaclubChec…
 
What is it like to act in a Godfrey Ho film?* The cut-n-paste films of Godfrey Ho, Tomas Tang and Joseph Lai are filled with footage of caucasian actors spouting inane dialogue, often dressed as ninjas, in an attempt to fool audiences into thinking they were watching an American production. Some actors like Bruce Baron appeared multiple times, othe…
 
We discuss the work of Writer/Director Věra Chytilová and her films DAISIES, SOMETHING DIFFERENT and PREFAB STORY. Listen to exclusive episodes at www.patreon.com/theimportantcinemaclubCheck out Justin's other podcast THE BAY STREET VIDEO PODCAST (@thebaystreetvideopodcast) and NO SUCH THING AS A BAD MOVIE (@nosuchthingasabadmovie) as well as Will'…
 
WARNING: Make sure to watch SKYLINES before listening to this track.The SKYLINES (2020) Blu-ray was supposed to include a feature-length commentary track with Writer/Director Liam O'Donnell, but due to miscommunication, it never made it onto the disc, and the world never got a chance to hear how the mega ambitious DTV sci-fi action romp came to be.…
 
We discuss the Writer/Director/Actor behind the cult craziness of RAT PFINK A BOO BOO, THE THRILL KILLERS and THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE FILMMAKER WHO NEVER STOPPED SHOOTING AND BECAME A WEIRDO LEGEND.Listen to exclusive episodes at www.patreon.com/theimportantcinemaclubCheck out Justin's other podcast THE BAY STREET VIDEO PODCAST (@thebaystreetvideopo…
 
We discuss the career of actor Eddie Murphy and focus on 48 HOURS, BEVERLY HILLS COPS, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR and... of course... NORBIT.Listen to exclusive episodes at www.patreon.com/theimportantcinemaclubCheck out Justin's other podcast THE BAY STREET VIDEO PODCAST (@thebaystreetvideopodcast) and NO SUCH THING AS A BAD MOVIE (@nosuchthingasabadmovi…
 
We discuss the work of master arthouse director Michelangelo Antonioni and focus on L'AVVENTURA, THE PASSENGER and ZABRISKIE POINT. Are his movies just pretentious drivel about bored rich people? Passionate works about the human condition? Laugh riots? We find out!Listen to exclusive episodes at www.patreon.com/theimportantcinemaclubCheck out Justi…
 
In this week's episode, we discuss the work of the legendary cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond and discuss his early work in the exploitation realm (THE SADIST) and talk about his giant library of legendary work in 70s Hollywood on films like MCCABE AND MRS MILLER, THE LONG GOODBYE, and SCARECROW.Listen to exclusive episodes at www.patreon.com/theimp…
 
This week's eps are a disparate bunch that replace the adventures of Obi and Ani for a triptych of duos, including the comedy stylings of Jar-Jar and Threepio on a planet full of Greedos (all two of them!). Listen to Peter frequently bungle the pronunciation of Star Wars names while Justin invents new ones and Mathew cancels 7-Up mascot Fido Dido. …
 
We discuss the work of writer/director/producer/editor/cinematographer Robert Rodriguez and focus on EL MARIACHI, SHARKBOY AND LAVAGIRL and MACHETE. Of course, Justin was heavily inspired by Rodriguez's work and career, so there's a lot to discuss! Listen to exclusive episodes at www.patreon.com/theimportantcinemaclubCheck out Justin's other podcas…
 
We discuss the work of director/action choreographer/stuntman and actor Lau Kar-leung by focusing on his directorial efforts THE 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN, LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA and TIGER ON THE BEAT.Listen to exclusive episodes at www.patreon.com/theimportantcinemaclubCheck out Justin's other podcast THE BAY STREET VIDEO PODCAST (@thebaystreetv…
 
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