Talk Cinephilia to Me

Talk Cinephilia to Me

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“Talk Cinephilia to me” is a podcast about watching cinema—artistic, outsider, experimental and B movies—brought to you by author playwright, Juli Kearns, and her son, Aaron Dylan Kearns, an experimental filmmaker who, though he was raised on great cinema, loves tawdry horror. He knows things I don’t about film. I know things he doesn’t. Most importantly, we know enough to be very aware of what we don’t know. We promise to be humble, somewhat meandering hosts because we’re disaffected dyslexic leftists with opinions and our filters are busted. Check our website for episode notes and info!!


Marathon Episode on the Soviet Necrorealist Films of Evgeny Yufit and Vladamir Maslov
May 21 • 127 min
Aaron has long been an appreciator of the Soviet Necrorealist films of Evgeny Yufit, who later teamed up with Vladamir Maslov. For those who are unfamiliar with the genre, we discuss its frenetic history, pondering the myth versus reality of artistic…
Alla Nazimova’s 1922 “Salome” and Ken Russell’s 1988 “Salome’s Last Dance”
May 14 • 57 min
We discuss Nazimova’s “Salome”, astonishing even today, with design by Natacha Rambova influenced by Aubrey Beardsley’s illustrations of Oscar Wilde’s play, then consider the possible influence of the silent film on Ken Russell’s representation of Salome.…
“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” in context of Tobe Hooper’s “The Heisters”, “Down Friday Street”, and “Eggshells”
May 7 • 92 min
We discuss Tobe Hooper’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, then look at Hooper’s earlier films, “The Heister”, “Down Friday Street”, and “Eggshells”, and examine again “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” in light of them. There are some caveats in this episode…
Angels and Balloons - Albert Lamorisse’s “The Red Balloon” and Ken Russell’s “Amelia and the Angel”
Apr 29 • 44 min
We examine Lamorisse’s “Red Balloon” in context of the rest of his filmography, then I cheer myself up with a discussion on “Amelia and the Angel”, which was obviously influenced by “The Red Balloon” and has perhaps the cutest dog to ever appear in a…
Five tales of Ben Hur! Exploring the Cinema as Spectacle
Apr 22 • 112 min
We discuss not only the 1925 and 1959 cinema extravaganzas of “Ben Hur”, but also the book, the play, and the 1907 “Ben Hur”, the first cinema edition that wasn’t an epic but led to a costly battle over copyright. As it turned out, we loved the 1925 “Ben…
A Conversation with Romeo Carey, son of actor/director, Timothy Carey, Part Two
Apr 15 • 80 min
If you haven’t listened to part one of our two part conversation with Romeo Carey, now’s the time to catch up, as today we’ve posted part two. Romeo Carey, indie director and educator, is the son of actor/director Timothy Carey who directed “The World’s…
A Conversation with Romeo Carey, son of actor/director, Timothy Carey, Part One
Apr 8 • 56 min
Today we are posting part one of a two part conversation with Romeo Carey, indie director, educator, and son of actor/director Timothy Carey. Timothy Carey directed “The World’s Greatest Sinner”, and appeared in such films as Stanley Kubrick’s “The…
The Dystopian Cinema of Arch Obeler, and Examining the Cold War Zombie
Apr 1 • 75 min
Continuing a theme begun last week on Cold War era films with streets depopulated by killer radiation poisoning or a plague, the focus of this episode is Arch Obeler, not only his post nuclear apocalypse film “Five”, but his fantasy-absurdist anti-fascism…
Discussing the 1964 film The Last Man on Earth
Mar 25 • 86 min
In this episode we discuss the 1964 Cold War style, post-apocalyptic film, “The Last Man on Earth”, which features Vincent Price as the last survivor of a pandemic that turns people into vampires. For episode notes and screengrabs, visit, Talk Cinephilia…
Talk Cinephilia to Me Promo
Mar 22 • 1 min
“Talk Cinephilia to me” will be a podcast about watching cinema—artistic, outsider, experimental and B movies—brought to you by Juli Kearns, an author, playwright, and artist, and her son, Aaron Dylan Kearns, an experimental filmmaker, artist, and…