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Cineversary

49 EpisodesProduced by Erik J MartinWebsite

Cineversary celebrates a milestone anniversary of a cinematic classic. Every month, we wish a happy birthday to a different film currently observing a joyous jubilee--everything from a 20th to a 100th anniversary. Host Erik Martin interviews film scholars, critics, historians and fans to discuss why… read more

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#48 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 40th anniversary with James Kendrick and Caseen Gaines

June 15th, 2022

1:22:13

In Cineversary podcast episode #48, host Erik Martin revisits suburbia circa 1982 through the lens of Steven Spielberg and arguably his best film, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, which marks a 40th birthday this month. …

#47 High Noon 70th anniversary with Glenn Frankel

May 18th, 2022

1:07:26

In Cineversary podcast episode #47, host Erik Martin turns back the clock to commemorate the 70th birthday of one of the most beloved westerns of all time: High Noon, directed by Fred Zinnemann. In this installment, …

#46 Singin' in the Rain 70th anniversary with TCM's Alicia Malone and Brian Eggert

April 14th, 2022

1:30:24

In Cineversary podcast episode #46, host Erik Martin honors the 70th birthday of what most regard as the finest Hollywood musical of them all,

#45 The Godfather 50th anniversary with Harlan Lebo

March 16th, 2022

1:12:11

In Cineversary podcast episode #45, host Erik Martin commemorates the 50th anniversary of perhaps the best American film of the 20th Century, The …

#44 To Be or Not to Be 80th anniversary with Steve Darnall

February 16th, 2022

1:09:52

In Cineversary podcast episode #44, host Erik Martin honors the 80th anniversary of To Be or Not to Be, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, by interviewing Steve Darnall, host of the Those Were the Days radio show and publisher …

#43 The Fellowship of the Ring 20th anniversary with Brian Sibley

January 13th, 2022

1:21:47

In Cineversary podcast episode #43, host Erik Martin celebrates the 20th anniversary of The Fellowship of the Ring, directed by Peter Jackson, by interviewing Brian Sibley, the author of Jackson's biography who is also …

#42 It's a Wonderful Life 75th anniversary with Jeanine Basinger and Tom Lucas

December 16th, 2021

1:27:25

In Cineversary podcast episode #42, host Erik Martin honors the 75th anniversary of It's a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra, by interviewing

#41 A Place in the Sun 70th anniversary with George Stevens Jr. and David Thomson

November 17th, 2021

1:28:16

In Cineversary podcast episode #41, host Erik Martin celebrates the 70th anniversary of A Place in the Sun, directed by George Stevens, by interviewing two great guests: George Stevens Jr., son of the director, founder …

#40 Frankenstein 90th anniversary with Sara Karloff and David Skal

October 13th, 2021

1:26:00

In Cineversary podcast episode #40, host Erik Martin has a monster of an interview with Boris Karloff's daughter Sara Karloff and David Skal, a highly respected horror film historian and author of the book Fright …

#39 Mulholland Drive 20th anniversary with Dennis Lim and Chris Rodley

September 20th, 2021

1:14:37

For Cineversary podcast episode #39, host Erik Martin tackles a tantalizing but tricky cinematic text, David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, which …

#38 The Last Picture Show 50th anniversary with Barna Donovan

August 18th, 2021

1:15:22

For Cineversary podcast episode #38, host Erik Martin welcomes back Barna Donovan, film professor at Saint Peter’s University and author of several books on the cinema, including Blood, Guns, and Testosterone: Action …

#37 The Searchers 65th anniversary with Glenn Frankel

July 28th, 2021

1:14:13

For Cineversary podcast episode #37, host Erik Martin teams up with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and film scholar Glenn Frankel, author of The …

#36 Raiders of the Lost Ark 40th anniversary with James Kendrick

June 17th, 2021

1:00:50

In Cineversary podcast episode #36, host Erik Martin is joined by James Kendrick, Baylor University film professor and author of Darkness in the Bliss-Out: A Reconsideration of the Films of Steven Spielberg, to …

#35 Citizen Kane 80th anniversary with Michael Phillips, Scott McGee, and Joseph McBride

May 17th, 2021

1:45:23

In Cineversary podcast episode #35, host Erik Martin takes an extensive tour through Xanadu with three special guests to celebrate the 80th birthday of what many still consider to be the best film ever made: Citizen Kane

#34 M 90th anniversary with Jan-Christopher Horak

April 19th, 2021

1:05:57

In Cineversary podcast episode #34, host Erik Martin revisits Weimar Republic-era Germany to commemorate the 90th birthday of quite possibly that country's finest film export ever: Fritz Lang's M, originally released in …

#33 Fargo 25th anniversary with Chris Hewitt

March 15th, 2021

55:38

For Cineversary podcast episode #33, host Erik Martin heads to the Upper Midwest to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Coen brothers' Fargo, which first hit theaters in March 1996. Joining him for this installment is …

#32 The Silence of the Lambs 30th anniversary with Ed Saxon

February 15th, 2021

48:47

In Cineversary podcast episode #32, host Erik Martin sends birthday wishes to The Silence of the Lambs, which was released 30 years ago on Valentine's Day, 1991. The film's co-producer Ed Saxon joins Erik to examine why …

#31 City Lights 90th anniversary with Jeffrey Vance

January 13th, 2021

1:12:49

In Cineversary podcast episode #31, host Erik Martin wishes a happy 90th birthday to Charles Chaplin's City Lights with film historian Jeffrey Vance, author of the book Chaplin: Genius of the Cinema and film archivist …

#30 Toy Story 25th anniversary with Tom Sito

December 16th, 2020

1:07:22

In Cineversary podcast episode # 30, host Erik Martin and animation professor, historian, author, and ex-Disney animator Tom Sitotravel to infinity and beyond in their admiration of “Toy Story,” which turns 25 this …

#29 All About Eve 70th anniversary with Sam Staggs

November 23rd, 2020

1:02:29

For Cineversary podcast episode #29, host Erik Martin and “All About All About Eve” author Sam Staggs crash the Sarah Siddons award ceremony to dish delicious details about “All About Eve,” directed by Joseph L …

#28 Psycho 60th anniversary with Alexandre Philippe

October 20th, 2020

54:16

For Cineversary podcast episode #28, host Erik Martin celebrates the 60th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock's ultimate treatise on terror, "Psycho." …

#27 Goodfellas 30th anniversary with Glenn Kenny

September 21st, 2020

1:01:58

For Cineversary podcast episode #27, host Erik Martin wears a wire and goes undercover with film critic Glenn Kenny, author of the new book Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas, to uncover the secrets behind perhaps the …

#26 Rashomon 70th anniversary with Stephen Prince

August 13th, 2020

52:47

For Cineversary podcast episode #26, host Erik Martin treks back 1,000 years to Japan, accompanied by Akira Kurosawa expert Stephen Prince, a film …

#25 His Girl Friday 80th anniversary with Molly Haskell

July 20th, 2020

1:02:05

In Cineversary podcast episode #25, host Erik Martin journeys back to the newsroom, circa 1940, with feminist film critic extraordinaire Molly Haskell

#24 The Shining 40th anniversary with Kim Newman

June 16th, 2020

57:09

For Cineversary podcast episode #24, host Erik Martin takes an eerie trip into the Overlook Hotel with film critic and horror movie expert Kim Newman to commemorate the 40th anniversary of "The Shining," directed by …

#23 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 20th anniversary with Kenneth Chan

May 18th, 2020

1:01:56

For Cineversary podcast episode #23, host Erik Martin treks to China with Kenneth Chan, director of film studies at the University of Northern …

#22 The Sound of Music 55th anniversary with Julia Hirsch

April 20th, 2020

55:15

For Cineversary podcast episode #22, host Erik Martin sings the praises of "The Sound of Music," celebrating a 55th anniversary this month, and is …

#21 Airplane! 40th anniversary with Michael Digiovanni and Andrew Bloom

March 15th, 2020

57:28

For Cineversary podcast episode #21, host Erik Martin yuks it up with guests Michael Digiovanni and Andrew Bloom, hosts of the Classic Film Jerks podcast, to honor the 40th anniversary of one of the funniest flicks …

#20 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 100th anniversary with Kristin Thompson

February 17th, 2020

49:21

For Cineversary podcast episode #20, host Erik Martin speaks with guest Kristin Thompson, film scholar, Criterion Channel video essayist, and …

#19 The Grapes of Wrath 80th anniversary with Joseph McBride

January 20th, 2020

57:00

For Cineversary podcast episode #19, host Erik Martin interviews guest Joseph McBride, film historian, biographer, author, educator, and screenwriter, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of one of the most controversial …

#18 The Wizard of Oz 80th anniversary with John Fricke

December 15th, 2019

1:21:24

In Cineversary podcast episode #18, host Erik Martin talks with guest John Fricke, the world's foremost Oz historian and author of several books about The Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland. Erik and John honor the 80th …

#17 Double Indemnity 75th anniversary with Eddie Muller

November 11th, 2019

1:06:55

For Cineversary podcast episode #17, host Erik Martin welcomes guest Eddie Muller, host of Turner Classic Movies' Noir Alley, founder and president …

#16 Alien 40th anniversary with Andrea Subissati and Mike Muncer

October 14th, 2019

1:11:30

For Cineversary podcast episode #16, host Erik Martin is joined by not one but two great guests: Mike Muncer, the UK-based film journalist, producer, …

#15 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 80th anniversary with Joseph McBride

September 16th, 2019

1:04:01

For Cineversary podcast episode #15, host Erik Martin is joined by San Francisco State University film professor Joseph McBride, author of "Frankly: …

#14 Apocalypse Now 40th anniversary with Jason Henderson

August 25th, 2019

53:43

Cineversary podcast episode #14 is here. This time, host Erik Martin speaks with Jason Henderson, host of the Castle of Horror podcast and author of …

#13 Do the Right Thing 30th anniversary with Monica Ndounou

July 22nd, 2019

49:31

For episode #13 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin interviews Monica White Ndounou, associate professor of theater at Dartmouth College, to …

#12 Easy Rider 50th anniversary with Barna Donovan

June 24th, 2019

55:45

In episode #12 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin is joined by Barna Donovan, professor of communications and media studies at Saint …

#11 The 400 Blows 60th anniversary with Annette Insdorf

May 22nd, 2019

48:17

For episode #11 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin takes a trip to France (let's call it an audio journey) with Columbia University film …

#10 Pulp Fiction 25th anniversary with Adam Kempenaar

April 22nd, 2019

54:16

In episode #10 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin invites Filmspotting podcast co-host Adam Kempenaar to join him for a bowl of Fruit Brute cereal, a Big Kahuna burger, and a $5 milkshake from Jackrabbit Slims …

#9 The Matrix 20th anniversary with William Irwin

March 17th, 2019

52:11

In episode #9 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin jumps down the rabbit hole with philosophy professor and author William Irwin to explore …

#8 Some Like It Hot 60th anniversary with Laurence Maslon

February 17th, 2019

44:55

 For episode #8 of the Cineversary podcast, host Erik Martin wishes a happy 60th birthday to "Some Like It Hot" and is joined by New York University arts professor Laurence Maslon, author of the book "Some Like It Hot: …

#7 Midnight Cowboy 50th anniversary with Niles Schwartz

January 20th, 2019

40:57

For episode #7 of the Cineversary podcast, we take a walk on the wild side to New York City in the late 1960s, a town where street hustlers and sex workers find both refuge and rejection--as evidenced in the film …

#6 Bicycle Thieves 70th anniversary with Jacqueline Reich

December 17th, 2018

53:22

In episode six of the Cineversary podcast, we put the pedal to the metal and ramp up our affection for "Bicycle Thieves,” Vittorio De Sica’s masterpiece of Italian neorealism, originally released 70 years ago in 1948. …

#5 Touch of Evil 60th anniversary with Jonathan Rosenbaum

November 11th, 2018

49:54

In episode five of the Cineversary podcast, the spotlight shines on "Touch of Evil," Orson Welles' 1958 film noir classic, which marks a 60th anniversary this year. Host Erik Martin interviews Jonathan Rosenbaum, former …

#4 Halloween 40th anniversary with Tommy Lee Wallace and Kyle Bishop

October 14th, 2018

1:12:26

For its fourth episode, the Cineversary podcast celebrates the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter's classic horror film "Halloween." Host Erik Martin interviews two guests: the film's production designer/editor Tommy …

#3: Vertigo 60th anniversary with Drew Casper

September 16th, 2018

49:04

For its third episode, Cineversary pays homage to one of the greatest movies of all time: Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo," originally released in 1958. Host Erik Martin interviews USC film professor and world-renowned …

#2: Groundhog Day 25th anniversary with Danny Rubin

August 12th, 2018

45:38

For its second episode, Cineversary honors the silver anniversary of a solid gold film: Groundhog Day, originally released in 1993. Host Erik Martin …

#1: 2001: A Space Odyssey 50th anniversary with Barry Vacker

July 15th, 2018

58:30

For our first episode, we're commemorating the 50th anniversary of an all-time great flick: 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Host Erik Martin is joined by Barry Vacker, professor of media studies at …

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