By James David Patrick
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Cinema Shame is a safe space, a support group for penitent moviewatchers and cinephiles who want to right the oversights in their cinematic frame of reference. Classic or contemporary film -- confess your shame and join the penitent
||CleanEpisode 17: Rocky Part 3 - Creed / Raquel Stecher||Raquel Stecher returns to complete Rocky's saga with a conversation about Creed and Creed II. We discuss fathers and sons, the disappearance of the boxing community and TRAINING MONTAGES! Subscribe on iTunes / Stitcher Radio CREDITS:...||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Hammer Horror Shamedown / Dan Day, Jr.||Dan Day, Jr. serves up a Shamedown of 6 Hammer Horror films you might not have seen. We talk about why Hammer Film's horror output endures in 2018 and why some folk have written the films off as more of "that Hammer garbage." Subscribe on iTunes /...||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: The Burt Reynolds Special Vol. 2||I invited some more friends to come on the Cinema Shame Podcast to celebrate the life and work of Burt Reynolds. In the second of two episodes dedicated to the Bandit, my guests and I talk about The End, Stick, Heat, Switching Channels, Breaking In,...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: The Burt Reynolds Special Vol. 1||I invited some friends to come on the Cinema Shame Podcast to celebrate the life and work of Burt Reynolds. In the first of two episodes dedicated to the Bandit, my guests and I talk about White Lightning, Gator, Smokey and the...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: The Bad News Bears Retrospective / Will McKinley||An episode that began as an aside to the Rocky episodes grew into a lengthy conversation about how The Bad News Bears demands relevancy in 2018, which grew into an even longer conversation about the Bad News Bears sequels, pre-ordained judgment of...||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Musical Shamedown / Jessica Pickens||Jessica Pickens of Comet Over Hollywood returns. She selects a roster of Classic Hollywood Musicals beyond standard fare and we discuss how and why modern audiences aren't necessarily receptive to the genre in 2018, using the polarizing La La Land as...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Live from TCMFF 2018 / Raquel Stecher & Jessica Pickens||A very special on-location episode: Raquel Stecher, Jessica Pickens and James talk about our most anticipated first-time watches from the 2018 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Los Angeles, California. We move on to tank tops, golden age...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: A Clockwork Orange / Stephanie Crawford||Stephanie Crawford confesses her Kubrickian Shame, addressing the absence of A Clockwork Orange in her moviewatching resume. Give it a slooshy, my chellovecks and devotchkas. Subscribe on iTunes / Stitcher Radio CREDITS: Talking Heads:...||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Alfred Hitchcock Vol. 1 / Keith Bodayla||Keith Bodayla joins the Shame Cast to divulge the fact that he hasn't watched The Birds or Vertigo, so James makes him watch Lifeboat and Rope instead for the first of hopefully a number of conversations about the work of Alfred Hitchcock. ...||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Citizen Kane / Kristen Lopez||Kristen Lopez confesses her dirty little secret to the world. She was a film writer and pop culture commentator that had not seen Citizen Kane. She joins James to confess and correct her shame. In this 90-minute conversation Kristen and...||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Rocky Part 2 / Raquel Stecher||Raquel Stecher once again joins James on the podcast to complete their conversation about the Rocky series with bits and baubles about Rocky IV, Rocky V, and Rocky Balboa. How much of a role does nostalgia play in the enjoyment of the Rocky...||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Friday the 13th / El Cinemonster||David aka "the Cinemonster" joins James to discuss his monstrous creation, the Hooptober Horror Movie Challenge on Letterboxd.com. Our host and guest then give birth to a pair of "baby Hooptober" lists to demonstrate the ever-growing social media...||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Rocky Part 1 / Raquel Stecher||In our first ever series Shame!, Raquel Stecher (@quellelove) steps into the ring to tackle the entire six-film ROCKY series. In the first of two very special episodes, Raquel and James (@007hertzrumble, as always) discuss ROCKY I-III and in doing so...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: The Marx Brothers / Greg Sahadachny||Greg Sahadachny (@mistergreggles) atones for his sins against classic comedy by watching not only one, but two Marx Brothers films -- Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera. Along the way to redemption, we also discuss the Marx Brothers entire showbiz...||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: The Godfather / Carlin Trammel||Carlin Trammel (@nerdlunch) confesses his sins against cinema. My guest today runs the SHAME! gauntlet to discuss his resistance to watching the Godfather and how he overcame that barrier with a little help from Cinema Shame. We talk about the...||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Fatal Attraction / Krissy Myers||Krissy Myers (@krissy_myers) and Jay (@007hertzrumble) discuss their shared Shame - Fatal Attraction - and contemplate the ways in which the film wrongs women, trades on peak Michael Douglas fame, and undermines its greatest asset (crazy Glenn...||3/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Police Academy / Will McKinley||Will McKinley (@willmckinley) stops by the Shamequarters after first-time watching Police Academy to discuss the erosion of slapstick comedy and consider the factors that led to Police Academy becoming an American phenomenon in...||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Embrace the Cinema Shame
As soon as I heard that Cinema Shame was now a podcast I instantly new I was in for something special. The host Jay Patrick does a fantastic job inviting film buffs to tackle those big films that have eluded them over the years. He encourages guests to embrace their cinema shame and challenge themselves to something new. I love the long format conversational style of each episode and look forward to entries. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in film and a long commute to work.
A safe zone for penitent moviewatchers
I'm biased. It's my show, but I try hard to make Cinema Shame a safe zone for sharing thoughts about movies that most everyone thinks my guests should have seen by now. I think the episodes are consistently improving and expanding the focus of the podcast into interesting directions. Give the Shame a try, you (probably) won't be disappointed.
Comprehensive Without Being Impenetrable
There's no shortage of podcasts dedicated to film. Some are so watered down to be accessible that they have no meaningful substance. Some are so scholarly they're mind numbing and impossible to enjoy listening to at all. Cinema Shame falls in the sweet spot of being thorough enough for those of us looking for depth while also being engaging. I prefer shorter podcasts as a rule, but for the long format, Cinema Shame is solid.