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
||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|
More fun than film school
Did you ever ask somebody who loves a movie to tell you about it? So annoying, right? They go on and on and you regret ever asking. What's more fun is when somebody who's never watched a famous film before shares their first impressions w/ you. That's what "Cinema Shame" is. It's fun, and light and nobody is trying to impress you with how smart they are. I think you'll enjoy it.
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.
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.