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Pure Cinema Podcast

Elric Kane & Brian Saur

A weekly film podcast hosted by Elric Kane (of the Shock Waves podcast) and Brian Saur (of the Rupert Pupkin Speaks film blog) featuring discussions of new films, old films, double features, cult movies, filmmakers and movie lists among a smorgasbord...Show More
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2:04:43 | Jul 22nd

To celebrate David Lynch's LOST HIGHWAY recently making it to Blu-ray, Elric and Brian melt their brains into a squishy pool of head-trippy, mind-bending, visionary cinema and lots of weirdness lies ahead for all! You can help support this show by go...Show More

2:53:00 | Jul 3rd

In what is easily the greatest calendar episode to date, Elric, Phil, Jules and Brian are joined by the man himself - Quentin Tarantino (!!) - to discuss his New Beverly programming choices for the month of July and how they tie into his upcoming new...Show More
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1:55:13 | Jun 17th

As a follow-up to the Joe Dante Westerns episode, Elric and Brian return with their picks for Pre-WILD BUNCH westerns on this round. It's such a vast landscape (literally and figuratively) - and there's so much to good stuff to choose from!  You can ...Show More

1:27:09 | Jun 10th

Elric and Brian are joined this episode by one of their dream guests - Director Joe Dante - to talk about a topic that is near and dear to him: Westerns. The focus is mostly on Pre-WILD BUNCH westerns, but the discussion strays outside of that as wel...Show More

2:17:30 | Jun 1st

Elric, Brian and Phil are joined by screenwriter Larry Karaszewski (ED WOOD, THE PEOPLE VS LARRY FLYNT, MAN ON THE MOON and the upcoming DOLEMITE IS MY NAME) to discuss the June offerings from the New Beverly. Said offerings include some late 60s fil...Show More

2:28:19 | May 13th

Join Elric and Brian this episode as they run through their lists of "Post WILD BUNCH" Westerns! They discuss Sam Peckinpah and the watershed year of 1969 that saw both EASY RIDER and THE WILD BUNCH ride into theaters and change the landscape of cine...Show More

2:38:21 | Apr 30th

This month at the theater, the overriding programming theme is films from women - be it directed, co-directed or written by women and it's one heck of a lineup. Joining Elric, Brian and Phil this month to talk about the New Beverly calendar is film c...Show More

2:48:11 | Apr 10th

On this very special episode, PCP pays homage to the now late great indie auteur that was Larry Cohen. Elric and Brian have selected five "essential" films from Larry and offer pairings for them as well as a wild card film each - which can be anythin...Show More

2:50:02 | Mar 27th

On this Month's Calendar, Elric, Brian and Phil are joined by screenwriter and fellow podcaster Josh Olson (of The Movies That Made Me and the new West Wing Thing podcasts) as well as Charlie Tarabour - who is a manager at the New Beverly theater its...Show More

3:32:38 | Mar 18th

The idea for "Kiddee Midnights" was born out of the "Kiddee Matinees" and Midnight screenings that have been discussed on the New Beverly Calendar episodes of the show. The thought was to join them together in a peanut butter and chocolate kind of wa...Show More

2:33:53 | Mar 7th

On this month's calendar episode, Elric and Brian are joined by TCM's own Alicia Malone as well as Phil Blankenship and Jules McLean, the Director of Operations at the New Beverly! Lots of variety in the March offerings from the theater, including se...Show More

1:59:32 | Feb 20th

This episode, we pay tribute to the recently passed Nick Redman - one of the co-founders of the wonderfulTwilight Time Blu-ray label. Elric and Brian are joined by guest Rob Galluzzo (of Shock Waves) to each choose five titles from the Twilight Time ...Show More

4:04:17 | Feb 6th

Elric and Brian jump back into Martin Scorsese with this second installment on their series covering his career (and offering pairings for all the movies they discuss)! This round they run through all the narrative fiction films from KING OF COMEDY t...Show More

2:45:34 | Jan 30th

Elric, Brian and Phil are joined by Film Critic and writer Kim Morgan to discuss the calendar for February 2019 for the New Beverly. This month, the Bev has lots of fun stuff for cinephiles including a wonderful tribute to actor Burt Reynolds. Kim Mo...Show More

2:14:30 | Jan 21st

Elric and Brian are joined by filmmaker and cinephile Sean Baker (THE FLORIDA PROJECT, TANGERINE, STARLET) to talk about some feature film debuts that they like very much! Five films because each and quite a variety of cinema to be had in this group ...Show More

2:45:35 | Jan 9th

Elric and Brian do their version of a "Top 10" films of 2018 list - but in the PCP way, it's "10 films Because" (each) and not a regular top 10. Also discussed, a recent outing to the New Beverly for a Christmas-themed double bill and some "Let's Get...Show More

2:09:26 | Jan 4th

Elric and Brian are joined by actor/filmmaker/cinephile Pat Healy and Phil Blankenship to discuss the New Beverly Calendar for January 2019.

3:11:52 | Dec 17th, 2018

With this episode, Elric and Brian begin their three-part series covering the narrative films of director Martin Scorsese. Starting here with chronologically with WHO'S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR and working their way up to RAGING BULL, they discuss th...Show More

2:36:19 | Dec 5th, 2018

On this episode, Elric and Brian hangout and talk about the first their experience at the re-opening night at the New Beverly, their favorite Blu-ray releases of the year and their favorite older film discoveries that they saw for the first time in 2...Show More

1:34:19 | Nov 21st, 2018

This is our first "Calendar Episode" where we look at and talk through all through programming for a single month at the New Beverly Cinema (our new partner) in Los Angeles. Elric and Brian are joined by Phil Blankenship (social media manager for the...Show More

2:21:34 | Nov 14th, 2018

We are back! And we have some big news about the show and new things that are happening with it! Have a listen as we discuss those changes as well as a range of topics from Orson Welles' THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND (and it's accompanying documentary),...Show More

3:23:45 | Aug 13th, 2018

For their Season Three Finale, Elric and Brian return to their tradition of using one of Danny Peary's Cult Movies books as the jumping off point for the episode. They each choose their usual "Five Films Because" from the book and also throw in a sho...Show More

1:26:27 | Jul 30th, 2018

This episode was originally recorded in 2017 for our Patreon subscribers, but we've spruced it up with clips for all of you to check out! We offer more picks each in rapid succession to compliment our original 90s Cult episode (ep 15). Apologies for ...Show More

2:36:51 | Jul 16th, 2018

Elric and Brian are joined by film programmer/social media master Phil Blankenship to discuss the many joys of brain melting, noggin sizzling bonkers cinema. You can help support this show by going to: Follow the...Show More

2:05:07 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Elric and Brian turn a spotlight on animated films for this episode - preceded by a discussion of their earliest experiences with the form and of course "5 Films Because" each.  You can help support this show by going to: More

2:46:00 | Jun 18th, 2018

On this episode, Elric and Brian have their first guest of season three as they are joined by director Adam Rifkin to discuss movie satires (and Adam's new films THE LAST MOVIE STAR and DIRECTOR'S CUT). Some good Burt Reynolds talk to be had here too...Show More

2:52:42 | Jun 4th, 2018

Elric and Brian keep on keeping on with the 80s cult theme this episode, moving into the back of the decade to discuss 10 more gems each. You can help support this show by going to: Follow the Show on Twitter: tw...Show More

3:08:17 | May 21st, 2018

Elric and Brian return to another of their "Cult Movies" episodes - this time tackling the first half of the 1980s with ten picks each! You can help support this show by going to: Follow the Show on Twitter: twit...Show More

1:54:33 | May 7th, 2018

After going in depth on John Carpenter and Documentaries, Elric and Brian go breezier with this "Exploitation Sampler" episode, in which they each choose a film from the categories of Blaxploitation, Hicksploitation, Canuxploitation, Sexploitation an...Show More

2:50:53 | Apr 23rd, 2018

After their epic Carpenter two-parter, the boys are back to talk documentaries in a similarly epic way (in a single episode this time). For this round, Elric and Brian offer up 5 Documentaries because and an additional 5 recommendations each that are...Show More

3:31:35 | Apr 5th, 2018

Elric and Brian return to the great John Carpenter again to talk about and pair the films from the second half of his career including such classics as BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, THEY LIVE and IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (and many m...Show More

3:26:07 | Mar 26th, 2018

In this episode, Elric and Brian follow up on a promise they made back in the Tarantino episode to do a full tribute and pairings for the great John Carpenter! This turned out to be a huge task as ALL of Carpenter's films are being discussed and pair...Show More

1:23:14 | Mar 12th, 2018

You saw who the winners were for this year's Academy Awards last week - now listen to us talk about who we think should have also been recognized as we take another page from Danny Peary's book and run down our own lists of "Alternate Oscars". You ca...Show More

1:58:33 | Feb 26th, 2018

On this episode, Elric and Brian go behind bars for a discussion about some of their favorite Prison Movies! This topic was certainly influenced/inspired by last year's release of BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, which they talk about at the top of the show. ...Show More

2:08:05 | Feb 12th, 2018

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Elric and Brian indulge their romantic sides and offer up lists of films that they feel are about love and the complications involved with it. Watch these movies with your special someone (or your pets)! You can help...Show More

1:59:58 | Jan 28th, 2018

Elric and Brian return for Season Three of Pure Cinema with a special announcement (their new partnership with the film website The Pink Smoke) and to discuss films that make them think of America (for better or worse). Some iconic movies discussed h...Show More

1:43:17 | Dec 20th, 2017

As a sort of an end of the year wrap-up show, Elric and Brian each put together lists of "10 films Because" that are some favorite first time watches from 2017 - so not a traditional top ten, but a mix of new and old films that they enjoyed seeing ov...Show More

3:07:09 | Nov 7th, 2017

On this season two finale of the show, Brian and Elric go epic with an in depth discussion of some of their favorite discoveries from Danny Peary's book CULT MOVIES 2. This episode even includes an interview with Peary himself! Enjoy! You can help su...Show More

1:13:36 | Oct 23rd, 2017

On this second October episode, Elric and Brian are joined by Elric's Shockwaves Podcast co-host Rob Galluzzo to talk about some film music - specifically some of their favorite scores and composers for horror films.

2:23:20 | Oct 9th, 2017

On this special October episode, Elric and Brian are joined by Filmmaker Jackson Stewart (BEYOND THE GATES) as all three of them choose SIX Horror film triple features for your enjoyment! (get it? 6-6-6!) You can help support this show by going to: h...Show More

1:41:53 | Sep 25th, 2017

On this episode Elric and Brian choose films from 5 different segments of life - Childhood, Adolescence, The 20s Drift, Adulthood and The Twilight Years. You can help support this show by going to: Follow the Sho...Show More

2:32:31 | Sep 11th, 2017

On this episode, Elric and Brian announce a quick format change before diving deep into one of their favorite boutique Blu-ray labels - Twilight Time. Twilight Time is a haven for cult and classic film fans alike and it was tough to choose only five ...Show More

3:20:33 | Aug 21st, 2017

in honor of the 25th Anniversary of RESERVOIR DOGS, Elric and Brian run down and discuss all of Quentin Tarantino's films and suggest a pairing for each one of them. You can help support this show by going to: Fo...Show More

1:57:06 | Aug 14th, 2017

On this week's episode, Elric and Brian go full ahead into the world and influence of Silent Movies and call out some favorites as well as offering some possible good entry points for folks that have yet to dive into this incredibly exciting, funny a...Show More

1:40:34 | Aug 7th, 2017

For this mid-season bonus, we are releasing the very first episode we did for our Patreon subscribers when we launched - which is an extension of/sequel to our very first "Handshake Movies" section of the pilot episode of the show. Here, we dive back...Show More

1:21:08 | Jul 31st, 2017

On this episode, Elric and Brian take some time out from their trip to New York City (working on Brian's Danny Peary documentary) and talk about their experience in the few days they've been there and discuss some of their favorite films that make th...Show More

1:43:11 | Jul 24th, 2017

On this episode, Elric and Brian are honored to be joined by screenwriter Larry Karaszewski (ED WOOD, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT, MAN ON THE MOON, BIG EYES and THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON) to discuss and break down the biopic genre into more broad and...Show More

2:24:19 | Jul 17th, 2017

Taking a page from Season 1 - on this episode Elric and Brian examine some films  from the 1990s that they think fit into the cult category (each picking 10 movies to highlight). You can help support this show by going to: More

2:02:59 | Jul 10th, 2017

Pure Cinema Season Two is in full effect as Elric and Brian talk High School movies with screenwriter Dan Waters (HEATHERS, BATMAN RETURNS, DEMOLITION MAN, ADVENTURES OF FORD FAIRLANE)!  You can help support this show by going to: https://www.patreon...Show More

1:51:17 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Elric and Brian kick of Pure Cinema Season Two with a discussion of some of their favorite ‚ÄúSummer‚ÄĚ movies! It‚Äôs full-on summertime! Kick back and enjoy! Also -¬†check out our Patreon for bonus content!¬† Follow the...Show More

2:19:33 | Jun 12th, 2017

On this special summer bonus episode, Elric and Brian take a deep dive into the Code Red DVD label and sit down with the one-man-band behind it - Mr. Bill Olsen. After their chat with Bill, they run though a group of films from Code Red that they lik...Show More

08:55 | May 30th, 2017

Hey Pure Cinema Listeners - here is just a quick announcement about the Patreon campaign we just launched for the show! If you are a superfan of the show and interested in supporting us (and getting bonus content) - head over to More

2:19:50 | May 22nd, 2017

For this finale of the first season of the show, Elric and Brian reflect on the previous 11 (& 1/2) episodes and call out some favorite moments and discoveries that have come about because of them as well as some ideas they have for season two. The f...Show More

2:19:31 | May 8th, 2017

On this week's show, Elric and Brian welcome guest Josh Olson (Academy Award nominated screenwriter of A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE) and enter into the gritty world of crime films - each offering "5 Films Because" in a demonstration of their love for the ge...Show More

1:54:16 | May 1st, 2017

Inspired by Scream Factory's new Blu-ray release of John Waters' film SERIAL MOM, Elric and Brian discuss the film and offer up suggestions of things to pair with it. Next, they diverge into the topic of dysfunctional families in cinema and offer the...Show More

2:21:57 | Apr 17th, 2017

On this first bonus episode, Elric and Brian field a whole bunch of listener questions in an epic conversation that runs almost two and a half hours! From their favorite Kubrick, Joe Don Baker and Sybil Danning films, to movies that make them weepy a...Show More

2:03:26 | Apr 10th, 2017

This week, Elric and Brian plunge into the dark and seedy world of Neo-Noir movies and offer up five recommendations each with a classic Noir film to pair with every one as a "chaser".

1:57:43 | Apr 3rd, 2017

On this week's show, Elric and Brian are joined by their first guest - Stephen Scarlata (JODOROWSKY'S DUNE, BEYOND THE GATES) - to talk about some of their favorite "Ripoff Movies". The impetus for this episode is the release of CATHY'S CURSE on Blu-...Show More

2:16:08 | Mar 27th, 2017

This week, Elric and Brian talk about how Cult Movies are born and run down lists of 10 films each that they feel are cult films from the year 2000 to the present. You can help support this show by going to: Foll...Show More

1:52:01 | Mar 20th, 2017

This week, in honor of Scream Factory's fifth anniversary, Elric and Brian talk about their appreciation for the label and each do a '5 Films Because' list to highlight some Blu-rays they enjoy that have been released by Scream over the years.

2:17:55 | Mar 13th, 2017

Elric and Brian select 5 Films each from the "Master of Suspense" Alfred Hitchcock and offer a more contemporary movie to pair with every one of their choices.

1:54:29 | Mar 6th, 2017

Revenge is in the air this week as Elric and Brian briefly discuss Macon Blair's new film I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE (now on Netflix) and then each offer a film that could pair with it and delve deep into their "5 Films Because" lists...Show More

2:01:54 | Feb 27th, 2017

Elric and Brian talk briefly about the importance (or not) of the Academy Awards and go through a list of their Alternate Oscars. They also discuss films about filmmaking and each list "5 Films Because" on that topic.

1:42:17 | Feb 20th, 2017

Elric and Brian discuss Denis Villeneuve's film ARRIVAL, each pair it with another movie and run through their Alien/First Contact "5 Films Because" lists.

1:51:26 | Feb 10th, 2017

In this first episode of the show, Elric and Brian introduce themselves, talk about what listeners can expect every week and go through early movie memories and their cinematic "Handshake Five" lists. You can help support this show by going to: https...Show More