Special Guest: Daniel Bird
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Joe Yanick

Initially begun in 1977 and not released until (1988, Andrzej Zulawski, On the Silver Globe, is based on a series called The Lunar Trilogy by Zulawski's great uncle Jerzy.

Joe Yanick and Heather Drain join Mike in an attempt to unravel the Polish sci-fi epic.

Links:
Listen to our Possession episode
Listen to our Hard to be a God episode
Listen to the Daughters of Darkness Zulawski series
Read Film of the Week: On the Silver Globe by Jonathan Romney

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Music:
"On The Other Side Of The Moon" - Andrzej Korzyñski
"Antonin Artaud" - Bauhaus

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6/27/2017

Special Guests: Charlie Haas, Tim Hunter, Vincent Spano, Andy Romano, Harry Northup
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Leon Chase

Jonathan Kaplan's Over the Edge (1979) tells the story of a group of disaffected youths growing up in the sterile confines of a remote suburb. Their folks dig on that almighty dollar, seeking to continue to build up the cookie cutter homes of New Granada, even if it means knocking down the local rec center, the only place the kids have to congregate in any sort of civilized manner.

This episode features interviews with co-writers and along actors Vincent Spano, Andy Romano, and Harry Northup.

Leon Chase and Heather Drain join Mike to reminisce about the film and their younger days.

Note: H/T to Andrew Collins: The graphics on the bedroom TV in Over the Edge was the Atari Video Music console

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Links:
Buy Over the Edge on DVD
Buy The Enthusiast: A Novel by Charlie Haas
Visit Harry Northup's Times Times 3 blog
Read about the Over the Edge operetta
Read more about the Lincoln Center screening
Read The Oral History of Over the Edge by Mike Sachs
Read These Kids Are American Punks
Read about The Film Criticism of Tim Hunter
Listen to our episode on Pump Up the Volume
Listen to the Talk Without Rhythm episode on Over The Edge + Pump Up the Volume
Visit the official Leon Chase website
Visit the official Heather Drain website

Music:
"Hello There" - Cheap Trick
"Just What I Needed" - The Cars
"Darkness on the Edge of Town" - Bruce Springsteen
"All That You Dream" - Little Feat
"Downed" - Cheap Trick
"Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace" - Cheap Trick
"Baba O'Riley" - The Who
"Surrender" - Cheap Trick
"American Society" - Eddie & The Subtitles
"School" - Nirvana
"The Kids are Insane" - Urge Overkill
"Kids in America" - The Muffs

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6/25/2017

Special Guests: Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner, Roberta Hanley
Guest Co-Hosts: David Rodgers Paula Guthat

Based on the controversial book by , American Psycho (2000) tells the tale of Wall Street's Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), his murderous rampage, and the world of the late 1980s Manhattan.

The episode features interviews with one of the original screenwriters, Roberta Hanley, along with the film's director, Mary Harron and co-screenwriter / actress .

David Rodgers and Cinema Detroit's Paula Guthat join Mike to discuss yuppie scum and how American Psycho still resonates today.


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Links:
Buy American Psycho on DVD
Buy American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Buy American Psycho (Original London Cast Recording)
Read Bret & Me, Or How I Didn’t End Up Directing American Psycho by Stuart Gordon
Read In Defense of American Psycho 2 by Chris Alexander
Read The Female Gaze of ‘American Psycho’: How Mary Harron Made Fantasy Into Timeless Satire by Angelica Jade Bastien
Read Mary Harron Narrates a Scene From ‘American Psycho’ by Mekado Murphy
Read How Mary Harron made a feminist film out of American Psycho by Joe Blevins

Music:
"Psycho Killer" - Talking Heads
"In the Air Tonight" - Phil Collins
"This Must Be the Place" - Miles Fisher
"Devil Inside" - INXS
"Psycho" - Eddie Noack
"Hip to Be Square" - Huey Lewis & The News

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6/20/2017

Mike guests on the latest episode of the Cinema Beef Podcast to discuss three fictional bands. First up is David Chase's Not Fade Away (2012) followed by Lou Adler's Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1982), and last but certainly not least is John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig & The Angry Inch (2001).

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Download | Stitcher | iTunes

Links:
Buy Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains
Buy Hedwig & The Angry Inch on DVD
Join the Cinema Beef Facebook group
Follow Gary Hill on Twitter

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6/15/2017

Guest Co-Host: Joe Yanick

Wings of Desire, the 1987 film from Wim Wenders, stars Bruno Ganz as Damiel and Otto Sander as Cassiel, two angels out of many that watch over Berlin. They are immortal observers, watching the goings-on of the myriad people around them. Yet, they can never experience the full world in which the humans live. They know not taste, touch, feeling, or love...

Small Screen Cinema's Joe Yanick joins Mike to discuss Peter Falk, the sequel Faraway, So Close!, and the American remake City of Angels on this episode.

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Links:
Buy Wings of Desire on Blu-Ray
Buy books by Wim Wenders
Visit the official Wim Wenders website

Music:
"Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel" - The Travares
"What's On Your Mind" - Information Society
"From Her to Eternity" - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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6/13/2017

Mike joins Doug Tilley and Liam O'Donnell for an episode of Eric Roberts is the F$%&ing Man for the return of Frank D'Angelo to the show with a look at his STAR-STUDDED examination of the American housing crisis No Deposit (2015), which features Michael Paré, Peter Coyote, Michael Madsen, Daniel Baldwin, Art Hindle's gut, Robert Loggia, Margot Kidder, Frank D'Angelo, and Eric Roberts.

But, before that, we take a look at the shockingly-entertaining thriller La Cucaracha (1998), which features Eric Roberts eating a COCKROACH! YUM!

IT’S NICE TO BE GREAT, BUT IT’S GREAT TO BE NICE!

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Download (Duration: 1:29:27 — 71.8MB)

Links:
Subscribe to Eric Roberts is the F$%&ing Man: iTunes | Android | RSS
Follow Eric Roberts is the F$%&ing Man on Twitter
Chat Eric Roberts is the F$%&ing Man (or anything else) on the Facebook group
Read about the Frank D'Angelo cinematic universe
Stream La Cucaracha via Amazon Video

Music:
“South of the Border” by Dean Martin
“Hallelujah” by Frank D’Angelo
“Reel Ten” by The Plugz

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6/13/2017

Special Guests: Jeffrey Schwarz

On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Jeffrey Schwarz about his latest documentary, The Fabulous Allan Carr (2017) which follows the life and career of producer and caftan enthusiast Allan Carr. We discuss his triumphs like Grease and La Cage aux Folles as well as Grease 2 and Can't Stop the Music.

Links:
Visit the official The Fabulous Allan Carr website
Be sure to like The Fabulous Allan Carr on Facebook
Follow @allancarrmovie on Twitter
Buy Party Animals: A Hollywood Tale of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll Starring the Fabulous Allan Carr by Robert Hofler
Buy The Guttenberg Bible: A Memoir by Steve Guttenberg

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Music:
"Score Tonight" - Grease 2 Soundtrack
"Magic Night" - The Village People

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6/12/2017

Special Guests: Lydia Tenaglia

On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to Lydia Tenaglia about her film Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2016), a documentary about culinary pioneer Jeremiah Tower and his travels and travails.

Ms. Tenaglia also shares stories of her early career; working on medical reality shows (Trauma: Life in the ER) and her role in bringing Anthony Bourdain to television.

Links:
Visit the official Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent website
Visit the official Zero Point Zero website
Buy Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

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Music:
"Cooking Time Of An Egg" - Madison Dyke

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6/09/2017