This time it's a 1958 drama set on the Riviera, Otto Preminger's Bonjour Tristesse starring Jean Seberg, Deborah Kerr and David Niven, then a savage 1969 satire on advertising and politics, Robert Downey Senior's Putney Swope starring Arnold Johnson.
This time around it's Frank Perry's 1972 look at the downside of Hollywood, Play It As It Lays starring Tuesday Weld and Tony Perkins then we go to 1956 for an early Stanley Kubrick film noir, The Killing, starring Sterling Hayden and Marie Windsor.
For this one we go from 1975 apartheid South Africa for the political action thriller The Wilby Conspiracy starring Michael Caine, Sidney Poitier and Nichol Williamson (who steals the flick) to 1950s St Tropez for Roger Vadim's scandalous and sensuous ...And God Created Woman, starring Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jurgens and Jean-Louise Trintingnant. Bureau of State Security versus Bardot doing the mambo.
This time around, it's ancient Rome circa 1959 and 1960. First to 1959 for William Wyler's epic flick of leprosy and horse-racing, Ben-Hur starring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd and Jack Hawkins, then we go to a tale of slavery, oysters and snails for Stanley Kubrick's 1960 Spartacus starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier and Jean Simmons.
This time around I look at Fred Schepsi's 1989 historical drama The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith starring Tom E. Lewis and Ray Barrett, then to 1956 for a great little action flick, Run For The Sun starring Richard Widmark, Jane Greer and Trevor Howard.
This time around it's two Eurocrime movies from the great and largely unsung action director Henri Verneuil. 1969's The Sicilian Clan starring Jean Gabin, Alain Delon and Lino Ventura and 1971's The Burglars (Le Casse) starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Omar Sharif and Dyanne Cannon. Capers, car chases, tough guys and the best plan hijacking in cinema history.
This time around I take a look at Le Magnifique, a 1973 comedy adventure starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jacqueline Bisset and a classic film noir, 1946's Gilda starring Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford and George Macready.
For the first Paleo-Cinema of 2016 I go action all the way looking at Seijun Suzuki's highly entertaining 1963 Yakuza film Detective Bureay 2-3 Go To Hell Bastards! and then on to Fernando Di Leo's 1973 Italian mafia actioner La Mala Ordina a.k.a The Italian Connection. All violence, all the way.
For this episode it's music all the way, from female comedians taking the piss out of the Rolling Stones to The Magic Circle Club, this one covers the waterfront.
This time around, it's silliness to profundity, first looking at the 1992 pastiche of A Night At The Opera, it's Brain Donors starring John Turturro, Bob Nelson and Mel Smith, then we go onto the hard stuff, John Cassavetes' harrowing and emotionally raw drama from 1968, Faces starring John Marley, Lynn Carlin and Gena Rowlands.