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Episode 419: M (1931)

April 23rd, 2019


Fritz Lang's M (1931) is the story of a child murderer (Peter Lorre) in Berlin during the last years of the Weimar Republic. When the police fail to …

Episode 412: The Passover Plot (1976)

April 18th, 2019


We get passionate about a film with a very inflammatory title, The Passover Plot. Released in 1976 the film was directed by Michael Campus and based loosely on a book by Hugh J. Schonfield. It’s basically another …

Special Report: Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018)

April 17th, 2019


On this special episode of The Projection Booth Mike talks with filmmaker Pamela B. Green about her documentary film Be Natural: The Untold Story of …

Special Report: The Age of Disenchantments

April 15th, 2019


On this special episode, Mike talks to author Aaron Shulman about his book The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain's Most Notorious …

Episode 411: American Tiger (1989)

April 10th, 2019


Sergio Martino’s American Tiger (1989 ) is the story of Scott Edwards a rickshaw driver in Miami, Florida who becomes embroiled in a supernatural …

Episode 410: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

April 3rd, 2019


Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) is based very loosely on a book by Gary K. Wolf. It tells the tale of Eddie Valiant …

Special Report: Freep Film Festival 2019

April 2nd, 2019


Mike talks with Steve Byrne, Arts and Entertainment Editor of The Detroit Free Press and Executive Director of the Freep Film Festival, the documentary-focused fest that runs from April 10-14, 2019.

In the spotlight are …

Episode 409: Heaven (1998)

April 1st, 2019


Scott Reynolds's, Heaven (1998) is a New Zealand film that features crime, sex, and the supernatural. It's the story of our titular Heaven (Daniel …

Episode 408: Me & Him (1988)

March 21st, 2019


Directed by Doris Dörrie, Me and Him (1988) is based on the novel Two: A Phallic Novel by Alberto Moravia and stars Griffin Dunne as Bert Uttanzi, a man who has a very active relationship with his penis. On the day of …

Special Report: The Fly (1986)

March 18th, 2019


Samm Deighan and Bill Ackerman join Mike to discuss The Fly. Released in 1986, David Cronenberg’s film stars Jeff Goldblum as scientist Seth …

Episode 407: Perfume - The Story of an Murderer (2006)

March 12th, 2019


Tom Tykwer's Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) is based on the 1985 book by Patrick Süskind. The film tells the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw), a man born without scent and an acute sense of …

Episode 406: Body Double (1984)

March 6th, 2019


Brian De Palma’s 1984 film, Body Double stars Craig Wasson as Jake Scully, an actor in a low-budget vampire film. After a terrifying bout of …

Episode 405: Super Fly (1972)

February 27th, 2019


We wrap up Black History Month 2019 with three white guys talking about one of the pillars of the blaxploitation pantheon, Super Fly (1972). Directed by Gordon Parks Jr., written by Philip Fenty, and produced by Sig …

Episode 404: Trouble Man (1972)

February 21st, 2019


Black History Month 2019 continues with a look at the 1972 film directed by Ivan Dixon and written by John D. F. Black, Trouble Man . Robert Hooks …

Episode 403: Get Rollin' (1980)

February 13th, 2019


Get Rollin'! (1980) is the story of three very colorful people and their lives in and around a roller rink in Brooklyn; Vinnie Venzerrelli of the …

Episode 402: House Party (1990)

February 5th, 2019


Jay Scott Smith and Patrick Bromley join Mike to discuss the 1990 film from writer director Reginald Hudlin, House Party. Starring Christopher Reid and Christopher Martin, AKA Kid N’ Play, the film is about a House …

Episode 401: F/X (1986)

January 29th, 2019


Robert Mandel's F/X (1986) -- also sometimes known as FX: Murder by Illusion -- is the story of Rollie Taylor (Bryan Brown), a movie special effects …

Episode 400: The Rutles - All You Need is Cash (1978)

January 22nd, 2019


For the 400th episode of The Projection Booth, Maurice Bursztynski and Skizz Cyzyk join Mike to discuss the 1978 made-for-TV movie The Rutles: All You Need is Cash. Directed by Gary Weis and Eric Idle, this mockumentary …

Episode 399: To Be or Not To Be (1942)

January 15th, 2019


We conclude our discussion about Ernst Lubitsch with a discussion of his 1942 film To Be or Not To Be, the story of Joseph and Maria Tura (Jack Benny …

Episode 398: Trouble in Paradise (1932)

January 11th, 2019


The first of two episodes focusing on Ernst Lubitsch, this week we're discussing Trouble in Paradise (1932). The film stars Herbert Marshall as Gaston, a gentleman thief who initially connects with Lily (Miriam …

Episode 397: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

January 8th, 2019


John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China (1986) tells the story of Wang Chi (Dennis Dun), a restaurateur whose finance, Miao Lin (Suzee Pai), gets kidnapped by the nefarious forces of David Lo Pan (James Hong), a …

Special Report: Bill Duke

December 31st, 2018


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with writer/actor/director Bill Duke about his new memoir, Bill Duke: My 40-Year Career …

Special Report: Vernon Wells

December 30th, 2018


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with actor/producer Vernon Wells about some of his classic roles -- Mad Max 2: The Road …

Episode 396: Fat City (1972)

December 27th, 2018


Based on a book by and adapted by Leonard Gardner, Fat City (1972) was directed by John Huston and stars Stacy Keach as Tully, an over the hill …

Special Report: Surfer© Teen Confronts Fear (2018)

December 25th, 2018


Timon Singh of The Bristol Bad Film Club joins Mike to discuss the 2018 film from writer/director/actor/producer/etc. Douglas Burke,Surfer: Teen …

Special Report: The Female Gaze

December 22nd, 2018


On this special episode, Mike talks to Alicia Malone about her book, The Female Gaze. Malone has curated an impressive list of films directed by female filmmakers over the first century of cinema.

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Episode 395: The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

December 18th, 2018


Based on a novel from the early 19th century book by Jan Potocki, The Saragossa Manuscript (1965) tells the rather oblique tale of Alphonse Van …

2018 Music Mix

December 13th, 2018


Frustrated DJ Mike White returns with a compilation of tunes featured in or inspired by the Projection Booth's 2018 episodes:

Name — Artist
Children of …

Special Report: Ego Fest VII

December 13th, 2018


Answering questions, thanking patrons, giving updates, and talking smack.... it's Ego Fest VII just in time to wrap up 2018.

Episode 394: Psycho (1960)

December 11th, 2018


On this episode we are discussing Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho. The film stars Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, an unmarried woman who’s in love with Sam Loomis (John Gavin), a man under the debt of his deceased …

Episode 393: Roommates (1981)

December 4th, 2018


Co-written by Chuck Vincent and Rick Marx, Roommates (1981) tells the tale of a trio of women trying to make their way in New York City. The film stars Samantha Fox as Billie, a former prostitute trying to make it in …

Special Report: Rüdiger Suchsland on Hitler's Hollywood

November 29th, 2018


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with director Rüdiger Suchsland about his two documentaries; From Caligari to Hitler and …

Episode 392: The Long Goodbye (1973)

November 27th, 2018


We wrap up #Noirvember and our Philip Marlowe journey for the year with Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye (1973). Adapted by Leigh Brackett, one of the two main writers from Howard Hawks’s The Big Sleep, the film stars …

Episode 391: The Big Sleep (1946)

November 20th, 2018


We continue our #Noirvember coverage with a discussion of The Big Sleep. The first proper Philip Marlowe book by Raymond Chandler, it was the second appearance of Marlowe on screen, this time portrayed by Humphrey …

Special Report: Michael Kallio

November 17th, 2018


Local boy Michael Kallio packed up and moved to the big city, Los Angeles, and made good with feature films, shorts, music videos, and more. Hear him talk about his career from being a hand double for John Saxon to …

Episode 390: Murder My Sweet (1944)

November 13th, 2018


We continue our #Noirvember2018 coverage with the first in a trio of Raymond Chandler adaptations -- Edward Dymytrk’s Murder My Sweet. Based on the second of Chandler's Philip Marlowe novels, Farewell My Lovely, the …

Episode 389: The Getaway (1972)

November 6th, 2018


#Noirvember2018 kicks off with the 1972 film from director Sam Peckinpah, The Getaway. Based on the novel by Jim Thompson and adapted by Walter …

Episode 388: Session 9 (2001)

October 30th, 2018


Directed by Brad Anderson and co-written by Anderson and Stephen Gevedon, Session 9 was released in 2001 and stars Peter Mullen as the head of a team …

Special Report: Craigslist Allstars (2016)

October 26th, 2018


Winner of the "Spirit of CUFF" award at the 2018 Chicago Underground Film Fest, Samira Elagoz's Craigslist Allstars is a documentary in which the filmmaker meets with fifteen different strangers and allows their stories …

Episode 387: Mr. Vampire (1985)

October 23rd, 2018


Released in 1985, the original Mr. Vampire was directed by Ricky Lau and stars Lam Ching-Ying as a Taoist priest who battles the forces of evil along with his two inept students. This became a blueprint for dozens of …

Episode 386: Begotten (1990)

October 21st, 2018


This week we are discussing E. Elias Merhige’s Begotten. Released in 1990, the film is an experimental narrative. It’s about… well, I’m not sure what it’s really all about but I hope we come to some sort of consensus …

Special Report: Survival of the Film Freaks (2018)

October 20th, 2018


Mike talks to co-directors Kyle Kuchta (Fantasm) and Bill Fulkerson (Outside the Cinema) about their documentary, Survival of the Film Freaks (2018). …

Episode 384: Suspiria (1977)

October 9th, 2018


We kick off #Shocktober2018 with a discussion of Dario Argento’s 1977 film Suspiria. The film stars Jessica Harper as Suzy Banyon, a young dancer who travels from New York to Germany to attend a prestigious dance …

Episode 385: Fiend Without a Face (1958)

October 3rd, 2018


Shocktober 2018 begins with the 1958 film from director Arthur Crabtree, Fiend without a Face. Written by Herbert J. Leder and based loosely on a …

Special Report: The Predator (2018)

September 26th, 2018


On this special episode, Mike shares an episode of The Kulturecast where he joins hosts Chris and Eric to discuss the latest film from Shane Black …

Episode 383: Who Wants to Kill Jessii? (1966)

September 26th, 2018


We wrap up #Czechtember2018 with a look at Vaclav Vorlicek’s Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966) The film was co-written by Vorlicek and Milos Macourek and concerns a couple, Henry and Rosie. Rosie is a prestigious …

Special Report: Mario van Peebles on Armed (2018)

September 21st, 2018


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with the writer/director/star of Armed (2018), Mario van Peebles -- who also talks a bit …

Special Report: Love, Gilda (2018)

September 21st, 2018


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to director Lisa D'Apolito about her feature documentary debut, Love, Gilda (2018), a …

Special Report: Exorcist II - The Heretic (1977)

September 20th, 2018


On this special episode of The Projection Booth we fly upon the wings of a demon as we discuss John Boorman’s 1977 film Exorcist II: The Heretic.

It’s been a few years since we’ve seen Regan MacNeil, the little girl …

Special Report: Art House Theater Day 2018

September 18th, 2018


On this special episode of The Projection Booth Mike talks to Art House Theater Day co-directors Gabe Chicoine (Austin Film Society) and Lawren Desai (a/perture cinema). They discuss what AHTD is, how it came to be, …

Episode 382: Marketa Lazarova (1967)

September 17th, 2018


Czechtember 2018 continues with a discussion of František Vláčil’s Marketa Lazarova. Based on the book by Vladislav Vančura, the film is an epic …

Special Report: The Public Image is Rotten (2018)

September 14th, 2018


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, we discuss the 2018 documentary on musical group Public Image Limited and John Lydon, The Public Image is Rotten.

We hear from PiL drummer Martin Atkins, bassist and …

Special Report: Susanne Bartsch - On Top (2018)

September 11th, 2018


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to Anthony&Alex, the directing team behind the new documentary, Susanne Bartsch: On Top (2018).

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Special Report: Hal (2018)

September 10th, 2018


On this special report, Mike talks to author Nick Dawson (Being Hal Ashby) and Amy Scott about the new documentary about filmmaker Hal Ashby... Hal (2018).

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Episode 381: Dita Saxova (1968)

September 9th, 2018


Czechtember 2018 continues with a look at Antonin Moskalyk’s Dita Saxova. Released in 1968, the film was adapted by Arnost Lustig and based on his …

Episode 380: The Fifth Horseman Is Fear (1965)

September 2nd, 2018


Zbyněk Brynych’s 1965 film The Fifth Horseman is Fear stars Miroslav Macháček as Dr. Braun. The film is ostensibly set during the Nazi occupation of Prague where Dr. Braun isn’t practicing medicine. Instead he’s …

Special Report: The Writer with No Hands (2014/2017)

September 2nd, 2018


On this special episode of The Projection Booth we’re discussing the documentary film The Writer with No Hands. Directed by William Westaway, the film tells the story of writer and professor Matthew Alford and his …

Episode 21: Traxx (1988) Redux

August 30th, 2018


As part of the research for The Writer with No Hands episode, Mike went back into the archive to re-tool an oldie and a goodie, TRAXX (1988).

Episode 379: Gattaca (1997)

August 27th, 2018


Written and directed by Andrew Niccol, Gattaca (1997) stars Ethan Hawke as Jerome Morrow… or is he? He’s actually Vincent Freeman, a naturally …

Episode 378: Deep End (1970)

August 22nd, 2018


Jerzy Skolimowski's Deep End (1970) stars John Moulder-Brown as Mike, a fifteen year old drop-out who finds work at a public bath where he takes care …

Special Report: Timon Singh on Born to Be Bad

August 22nd, 2018


Timon Singh of the Bristol Bad Film Club joins Mike to talk about his book, Born To Be Bad: Talking to the Greatest Villains in Action Cinema and the …

Special Report: The Last Movie (1971)

August 20th, 2018


On this special episode of The Projection Booth we’re looking at Dennis Hopper’s The Last Movie. Barely released by Universal Pictures in 1971, the film stars Hopper as Kansas -- a man as middle-American as his name. …

Episode 377: The Parallax View (1974)

August 15th, 2018


Alan J. Pakula's, The Parallax View (1974) stars Warren Beatty as reporter Joe Frady. After a mysterious series of deaths, Frady gets embroiled in an …

Dan Mirvish on Bernard & Huey

August 9th, 2018


Mike talks to filmmaker and Slamdance co-founder Dan Mirvish about his latest feature film, Bernard & Huey. Based on a comic series and script …

Special Report: The Piano Teacher (2001)

August 5th, 2018


Based on the 1983 book by Elfriede Jelinek, Michael Haneke’s The Piano Teacher (2001) stars Isabelle Huppert as our titular pedagogue. She’s a woman …

Episode 376: The Mack (1973)

August 5th, 2018


Michael Campus's The Mack (1973) stars Max Julien as Goldie, a man who was set up and goes to jail only to come out and fulfill his dream of becoming …

Special Report: The Rabbi Goes West (2018)

July 31st, 2018


On this special episode, Mike talks to Gerald Peary about The Rabbi Goes West, a new documentary that Peary and his co-director Amy Geller are completing via funding with Kickstarter. Go to to …

Episode 375: Society (1989)

July 30th, 2018


Jay Bauman and Terry Frost join Mike to look at the 1989 film from director Brian Yuzna, Society. The film stars Billy Warlock as Bill Whitney, a suburban teen who feels that things are amiss in his life.

Episode 374: Kings and Desperate Men (1981)

July 24th, 2018


Two terrorists -- Daniel Kremer and Jonathan Marlow -- break into The Projection Booth to discuss the 1981 Canadian thriller Kings and Desperate Men.

Produced by, directed by, and starring Alexis Kanner, the movie is …

Special Report: Mission Caligula (2018)

July 22nd, 2018


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Maitland McDonagh and Rob St. Mary return to discuss recent developments in the sordid history of …

Special Report: Rock Steady Row (2018)

July 20th, 2018


On this special episode, director Travis Stevens and writer Bomani Story join Mike to discuss the 2018 film Rock Steady Row. This modern play on the …

Episode 373: Yojimbo (1961)

July 17th, 2018


Released in 1961, Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo was an international sensation and put jettisoned star Toshiro Mifune into the pantheon of cinematic …

Figures in a Landscape (1970)

July 10th, 2018


Robert Shaw and Malcolm McDowell are two men on the run from mysterious forces in Joseph Losey's Figures in a Landscape. Adapted by Shaw from a …

Special Report: 7 Splinters in Time (2018)

July 5th, 2018


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to writer/director Gabriel Judet-Weinshel and actor Edoardo Ballerini about the sci-fi film noir 7 Splinters in Time, a movie nine years in the making.

Episode 371: Scarecrow (1973)

July 3rd, 2018


The crows are laughing at our episode about 1973's Scarecrow. The film stars Al Pacino and Gene Hackman as two drifters who join forces to head to Pittsburgh by way of Detroit to start a car wash.

Jamey Duvall (Movie …

Episode 370: The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)

June 27th, 2018


Max Ophuls's 1953 film The Earrings of Madame de... revolves around a pair of earrings, the titular woman who owned them (Danielle Darrieux), the man …

Episode 369: Detroit Rock City (1999)

June 18th, 2018


Detroit Rock City (1999) from director Adam Rifkin is the story of four friends and their desperate quest to get from Cleveland to Detroit to see KISS play live at Cobo Arena in 1978. They're faced with a series of …

Twelve Monkeys (1995)

June 5th, 2018


James Cole (Bruce Willis) may or may not be a time traveler sent from our future to learn about our present. Inspired by Chris Marker's La Jetee, …

Special Report: The 25th Chicago Undergound Film Festival

June 2nd, 2018


Mike talks to Bryan Wendorf, director of the Chicago Underground Film Festival, about the history of the fest and the events surrounding their 25th anniversary where Mike will be one of the judges.

For tickets and …

Episode 367: Wanda (1970)

May 30th, 2018


Jordan Blossey and Roxy MacDonald join Mike to discuss Barbara Loden’s WANDA. Released in 1970 the film was written by, stars, and was directed by Loden. It’s the personal story of a woman at wits ends who seems …

Special Report: Time Trap (2017)

May 23rd, 2018


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to directors Mark Dennis and Ben Foster about their latest feature, Time Trap (2017). …

Episode 366: The Dark Crystal (1982)

May 22nd, 2018


Special Guest: Brian Jay Jones
Guest Co-Hosts: Kat Ellinger, El Goro

Jim Henson and Frank Oz's The Dark Crystal (1982) is a dark fantasy story of Jen, one of two remaining gelflings in the world of Mithra. He goes on a …

Special Report: Ego Fest VI

May 19th, 2018


EgoFest VI? That's a lotta ego. Yes, it's that time where I brag and boast and occasionally say something that may be of use to listeners of the Projection Booth. On this episode you'll learn more about... Hosting …

Episode 365: Charley Varrick (1973)

May 16th, 2018


Special Guest: Andy Robinson

Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Maurice Bursztynski

Loosely based on the novel The Looters by John Reese, Don Siegel's …

Bonus: David L. Snyder Interview

May 15th, 2018


Presenting the rest of the interview we did with art director / production designer David L. Snyder from our Demolition Man episode.  Mr. Snyder …

Episode 364: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

May 10th, 2018


Special Guests: Kenneth E. Hall, Joseph McBride
Guest Co-Hosts: Jon Cross, Ben Buckingham

We travel back to the days of yesteryear with a look at the 1962 film from director John Ford, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. …

Episode 363: Demolition Man (1993)

May 3rd, 2018


Special Guests: Peter M. Lenkov, Fred Dekker, Daniel Waters, David L. Snyder

Guest Co-Hosts: Laura Helen Marks, Chris Bricklemyer

Directed by Marco …

Episode 362: Winter Kills (1979)

April 25th, 2018


Special Guest: William Richert
Guest Co-Hosts: Jeff Meyers, Matthew Socey

Based on the 1974 novel by Richard Condon, William Richert's Winter Kills (1979) tells the tale of Nick Kegan (Jeff Bridges), half brother of …

Episode 361: The Color of Pomegranates (1961)

April 19th, 2018


Special Guests: Daniel Bird, James Steffen
Guest Co-Host: Larry Revene

We're looking at Sergei Parajanov’s The Color of Pomegranates. Released in 1969, …

Special Report: Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley on All the Rage

April 13th, 2018


Mike talks to filmmakers Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley  about their careers from their early narrative work (Half Cocked) to their documentary Horns & Halos to their most recent work, All The Rage (Saved by …

Special Report: Daniel Roebuck on Getting Grace

April 12th, 2018


Mike talks to Daniel Roebuck about his early days (Cavegirl, River's Edge), working with Don Coscarelli and Rob Zombie, as well as his latest venture -- co-writing, directing, producing, and starring in Getting Grace, a …

Episode 360: Man On A Swing (1974)

April 3rd, 2018


Special Guest: Justing Bozung
Guest Co-Hosts: Dennis Tafoya, Scout Tafoya

Directed by Frank Perry, the film was written by David Zelag Goodman and …

Episode 359: ZPG (1972) & Children of Men (2006)

March 28th, 2018


Special Guest: Mei Fong
Guest Co-Hosts: Keith Gordon, Christine Makepeace

While we often talk about a few movies on every episode -- one main film and some supporting works, sequels, and so on -- we're spotlighting two …

Episode 358: An American Carol (2008)

March 20th, 2018


Special Guests: Myrna Sokoloff
Guest Co-Hosts: Mike Sullivan, Rob St. Mary

We’re looking at the Conservative ccmedy, An American Carol 2008. The child …

Episode 357: Mandingo (1975)

March 14th, 2018


Guest Co-Hosts: Paul Talbot, Greg Klymkiw

We're heading to Falconhurst and looking at the unlikely hit film Mandingo (1975), the book series that …

Episode 356: Falling Down (1993)

March 7th, 2018


Special Guests: Timothy Harris, Ebbe Rowe Smith, Joel Schumacher
Guest Co-Hosts: Jamey Duvall, Aaron Peterson

We're discussing the 1993 film from Joel Schumacher, Falling Down. Written by Ebbe Roe Smith, the film stars …

Special Report: Pam Grier on Bad Grandmas

March 4th, 2018


On this special episode, Mike talks briefly to Pam Grier about her career from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls to Bad Grandmas.

Episode 355: L.A. Confidential (1997)

February 28th, 2018


Special Guest: James Ellroy
Guest Co-Hosts: Rich Edwards, Eric Cohen

Eric Cohen and Rich Edwards return to take a ride in a convertible time machine, be-bopping back to the year 1997 to look at Curtis Hanson's L.A. …

Episode 354: The Maltese Falcon (1941)

February 21st, 2018


Guest Co-Hosts: Richard Edwards, Eric Cohen

Written and directed by John Huston in his directorial debut, The Maltese Falcon (1941) stars Humphrey …

Episode 353: Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

February 13th, 2018


Special Guests: Max Allan Collins
Guest Co-Hosts: Kevin Heffernin, Andrew Nette

Based on the 1952 Mickey Spillane novel, Robert Aldrich's Kiss Me …

Episode 352: Marnie (1964)

January 24th, 2018


Special Guests: Tony Lee Moral, Tippi Hedren
Guest Co-Hosts: Tania Modleski, Susan White

How do you solve a problem like Marnie?

Released in 1964 , …

Episode 351: Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

January 18th, 2018


Released in 1973 in a truncated form, Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid has had a long, contentious history. We’ll be talking about that as well as the film itself in which Kris Kristofferson plays the …

Special Report: King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen (2017)

January 2nd, 2018


Special Guests: Steve Mitchell, Larry Cohen

On a special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with filmmaker Steve Mitchell about his 2017 documentary King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen. Mike also …

Episode 350: A Better Tomorrow (1986)

December 26th, 2017


Special Guests: Karen Fang, Kenneth E. Hall, Barna William Donovan
Guest Co-Hosts: Beth Accomando

After a brief hiatus, The Projection Booth returns with a discussion of John Woo's A Better Tomorrow (1986). The film is …

Special Report: A Few Good Men (1992)

December 12th, 2017


You want podcasters? 

On this special episode, five podcasters discuss Rob Reiner's 1992 film A Few Good Men.  Written by Aaron Sorkin (and tweaked …

Special Report: Theo Anthony on Rat Film (2017)

November 26th, 2017


Mike talks to Theo Anthony about his unusual documentary work, Rat Film from 2017.

Episode 349: The Lure (2015)

November 17th, 2017


Special Guests: Mermaid Cindy, John Athanason
Guest Co-Hosts: Carol Borden, David Rodgers

Released in the United States as The Lure , Agnieszka …

Episode 348: Tom of Finland (2017)

November 11th, 2017


Special Guests: Dome Karukoski, Pekka Strang, Seumas F. Sargent, Jessica Grabowsky
Guest Co-Host: Maitland McDonagh

Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen redefined gay erotica with his intricate, fetishistic drawings of …

Special Report: Marc Meyers on My Friend Dahmer

November 10th, 2017


Mike talks to director Marc Meyers about his film My Friend Dahmer (2017). Based on the graphic novel by Derf, the film tells a humanistic story about one of America's most notorious serial killers.

Now open at theaters …

Episode 347: Who Killed Teddy Bear? (1965)

November 2nd, 2017


Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Terry Frost

Directed by Joseph Cates and written by Arnold Drake and Leon Totayakan, Who Killed Teddy Bear? (1965) …

Episode 346: Fire Walk with Me Redux / Twin Peaks The Return

October 25th, 2017


Special Guests: Chrysta Bell, Claire Nina Norelli
Guest Co-Hosts: Christine Makepeace, John Walker

Is it future...? Or is it past...? It's a bit of both as we revisit David Lynch's Fire Walk With Me (1992) along with …

Episode 345: TerrorVision (1986)

October 19th, 2017


Special Guests: Ted Nicolaou, Diane Franklin, Gerrit Graham
Guest Co-Hosts: Josh Hadley, Moe P0rne

Shocktober 2017 continues with a look at the offbeat …

Episode 344: The Tenant (1976)

October 10th, 2017


Guest Co-Hosts: Alex Winter, Jamey Duvall

Shocktober 2017 continues with a the 1976 film from Roman Polanski, The Tenant . Adapted from a book by …

Episode 343: Mad Love (1935)

October 3rd, 2017


Special Guests: Gregory W. Mank, Stephen D. Youngkin
Guest Co-Host: Samm Deighan

Shocktober 2017 kicks off with Karl Freund's final film as a director and Peter Lorre's film film in America, Mad Love (1935). Based upon …

Episode 342: Happy End (1966)

September 26th, 2017


Guest Co-Hosts: Ben Buckingham, Kat Ellinger

We wrap up the first Czechtember series with a film from director Oldrich Lipský, 1966's Happy End, an experimental comedy (which is as unusual as that sounds) that puts …

Episode 341: The Cremator (1968)

September 20th, 2017


Guest Co-Host: Samm Deighan

Czechtember continues with a look at Juraj Herz's The Cremator (AKA Spalovac mrtvol). Released in 1968, the year of the …

Special Report: Patty Farmer on 'Starring the Plaza'

September 15th, 2017


On this special episode, Mike talks with author Patty Farmer about her work including her latest books, Starring the Plaza and Playboy Laughs. Find out more at

Episode 340: Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970)

September 12th, 2017


Special Guest: Peter Hames
Guest Co-Hosts: Kat Ellinger, Kevin Heffernan

Czechtember continues with a look at Pavel Jurácek's Case for a Rookie Hangman (AKA Prípad pro zacínajícího kata) from 1970. Very loosely based on …

Special Report: The Running Man (1987)

September 10th, 2017


Special Guests: Steven E. de Souza, Kurt Fuller, George Linder, Rob Cohen
Guest Co-Hosts: Andrew Nette, Aaron Peterson

Set in the distant year of 2017, …

Episode 339: Closely Watched Trains (1966)

September 5th, 2017


Special Guests: Jiri Menzel, Peter Hames
Guest Co-Hosts: Jonathan Owen, Samm Deighan

We kick off the first annual "Czechtember" with a look at the most-easily accessible films of the Czech New Wave, the charmingly …

Episode 338: The Swimmer (1968)

August 29th, 2017


Special Guests: Justin Bozung, Kate Buford, Preston Neal Jones
Guest Co-Hosts: Rob St. Mary, Elric Kane

The 1968 film by Frank and Eleanor Perry, The Swimmer (based on the John Cheever short story of the same name), stars …

Episode 337: Intacto (2001)

August 22nd, 2017


Special Guest: Andrés M. Koppel
Guest Co-Hosts: Jamey Duvall, Heather Drain

We're up all night to get lucky as we discuss the 2001 film from director and co-writer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Intacto which stars Leonardo …

Special Report: Michael Lucker on Crash! Boom! Bang!

August 21st, 2017


Special Guest: Michael Lucker

On this special episode, Mike talks with writer Michael Lucker about his career in Hollywood (including co-writing the …

Special Report: Albert Pyun on Interstellar Civil War (2017)

August 18th, 2017


Special Guests: Albert Pyun

On this special episode, Mike talks with writer/director Albert Pyun about his latest film, the sci-fi epic Interstellar Civil War: Shadows of the Empire (2017). They also discuss Pyun's …

Episode 336: THX-1138 (1971)

August 16th, 2017


Special Guests: Brian Jay Jones, Matthew Robbins, Maggie McOmie, Bruce Chesse, Sid Haig
Guest Co-Hosts: Jay Bauman, Chris Bricklemyer

The first feature film from director George Lucas, THX-1138 (1971) features a world in …

Episode 335: The Bellboy (1960)

August 9th, 2017


Special Guests: Shawn Levy
Guest Co-Hosts: Craig Bierko, Peter Flynn

The 1960 directorial debut from Jerry Lewis, The Bellboy, also stars Lewis in the …

Episode 334: La Marge (1976)

August 2nd, 2017


Special Guests: Jeremy Richey, Noël Véry, Michael Levy
Guest Co-Hosts: Daniel Bird, Samm Deighan

Also known as The Streetwalker, The Margin, and sometimes even as Emmanuel 77, La Marge film stars Joe Dallesandro as …

Episode 333: Akira (1988)

July 25th, 2017


Special Guest: Jonathan Clements
Guest Co-Hosts: El Goro, Chris Cummins

Based on his manga of the same name, and released two years before the end of the comic series, Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira (1988) tells the tale of …

Episode 332: Visitor Q (2001)

July 19th, 2017


Special Guest: Tom Mes
Guest Co-Hosts: Kevin Heffernan, Patrick Bromley

Written by Itaru Era, the 2001 movie from prolific director Takashi Miike …

Special Report: CinemAbility (2013)

July 17th, 2017


Special Guest: Jenni Gold
Guest Co-Hosts: Sean Gray, Steve Byrne

On a special episode of The Projection Booth Steve Byrne and Sean Gray join Mike to …

Special Report: I'm Gonna Git You Sucka! (1988)

July 14th, 2017


Special Guests: Antonio Fargas, Peter McCarthy
Guest Co-Host: Chris Cummins

Keenan Ivory Wayans's I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) is at once a parody of …

Episode 331: The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

July 11th, 2017


Guest Co-Hosts: Ken Stanley, Samm Deighan

Peter Greenaway's The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989) tells the tale of Albert Spica (Michael Gambon), a monstrous gangster putting on airs as a gourmand. This …

Episode 330: Arrebato (1979)

July 4th, 2017


Guest Co-Host: Elric Kane

Elric Kane joins Mike to discuss the 1979 film from director Ivan Zulueta, Arrebato. The film stars Eusebio Poncela as Jose, …

Special Report: Torchbearer (2016)

July 3rd, 2017


Special Guest: Zach Dasher
Guest Co-Hosts: David Pace-Bonello, Chris Bricklemyer

On this special episode of The Projection Booth we’re looking at the 2016 documentary from director Steve Bannon, Torchbearer. The film …

Special Report: Don "The Dragon" Wilson

June 29th, 2017


Special Guests: Don "The Dragon" Wilson

Mike talks to action star Don "The Dragon" Wilson about his careers in acting and kickboxing. They discuss the Bloodfist series, Red Sun Rising, Batman and Robin, and his latest …

Episode 329: On the Silver Globe (1988)

June 28th, 2017


Special Guest: Daniel Bird
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Joe Yanick

Initially begun in 1977 and not released until (1988, Andrzej Zulawski, On the …

Episode 328: Over the Edge (1979)

June 25th, 2017


Special Guests: Charlie Haas, Tim Hunter, Vincent Spano, Andy Romano, Harry Northup
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Leon Chase

Jonathan Kaplan's Over the Edge (1979) tells the story of a group of disaffected youths growing …

Special Report: American Psycho (2000)

June 20th, 2017


Special Guests: Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner, Roberta Hanley
Guest Co-Hosts: David Rodgers Paula Guthat

Based on the controversial book by Bret …

Episode 327: Wings of Desire (1987)

June 13th, 2017


Guest Co-Host: Joe Yanick

Wings of Desire, the 1987 film from Wim Wenders, stars Bruno Ganz as Damiel and Otto Sander as Cassiel, two angels out of many that watch over Berlin. They are immortal observers, watching the …

Special Report: The Fabulous Allan Carr (2017)

June 12th, 2017


Special Guests: Jeffrey Schwarz 

On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Jeffrey Schwarz about his latest documentary, The …

Special Report: Jeremiah Tower - The Last Magnificent (2016)

June 9th, 2017


Special Guests: Lydia Tenaglia

On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to Lydia Tenaglia about her film Jeremiah Tower: The Last …

Episode 326: John Dies at the End (2012)

June 6th, 2017


Special Guest: Glynn Turman
Guest Co-Hosts: Thomas Barker, Chris Stachiw

Based on a book by David Wong, Don Coscarelli's John Dies at the End (2012) stars Chase Williamson as a character named David Wong while Rob Mayes …

Special Report: Jad Smith on Alfred Bester

June 5th, 2017


Special Guests: Jad Smith

On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Professor Jad Smith about his book, Alfred Bester, part of the University of Illinois Press series, Masters of Science Fiction.

Episode 325: One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

June 1st, 2017


Special Guest: Toby Roan
Guest Co-Hosts: Paul Zimmerman, Jamey Duvall

Based on Charles Neider's book The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones, One-Eyed …

Special Report: Steven Shainberg on Rupture

May 30th, 2017


Special Guest: Steven Shainberg

On this special episode, Mike talks with director Steven Shainberg about his career from The Big Hit (1996) to Secretary (2002), to Fur (2006) to his latest, Rupture (2016) starring Noomi …

Special Report: Cinetopia 2017

May 29th, 2017


Mike talks with Brian Hunter about the line-up for Cinetopia 2017, the annual film festival which takes place in Ann Arbor and Metro Detroit.  For more information visit

Special Report: Nineteen Eighty Four (1984)

May 28th, 2017


Special Guest: Michael Radford
Guest Co-Hosts: Samm Deighan, Emily Intravia

On this special episode of The Projection Booth we discuss Michael Radford's 1984 version of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four starring John …

Episode 324: The Lost One (1951)

May 24th, 2017


Special Guests Stephen Youngkin
Guest Co-Hosts: Samm Deighan, Daniel Bird

In The Lost One (AKA Der Verlorene) (1951) we find Peter Lorre as Dr. Karl Rothe (AKA Dr. Karl Neumeister), working at a displaced persons camp …

Special Report: Karen Lunder on Gifted (2017)

May 18th, 2017


Special Guest: Karen Lunder

Mike talks to producer Karen Lunder about some of her work from the early days of working on Todd Solondz's Happiness, …

Episode 323: The Ninth Configuration (1980)

May 17th, 2017


Special Guest: Stacy Keach
Guest Co-Hosts: Samm Deighan, Heather Drain

Written and directed by William Peter Blatty, The Ninth Configuration (1980) has been known at points and was based on his novel Twinkle Twinkle …

Special Report: Who is Arthur Chu? (2017)

May 14th, 2017


Special Guests: Scott Drucker, Yu Gu
Guest Co-Hosts Rod Lott

Rod Lott joins Mike to discuss the 2017 documentary Who Is Arthur Chu?? The film is ostensibly about "Jeopardy" champion Arthur Chu but goes into larger …

Episode 322: Mommie Dearest (1981)

May 10th, 2017


Special Guests: Rutanya Alda, Justin Bozung
Guest Co-Hosts: Terry Frost, Joshua Grannell

Based on the scandalous memoir by Christina Crawford, Frank Perry's Mommie Dearest (1981) gave the world a powerhouse performance by …

Special Report: Stories from the Trenches, The Official Sam Firstenberg Book

May 6th, 2017


Special Guests: Marco Siedelmann, Sam Firstenberg

On a special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to author Marco Siedlmann about his upcoming book, Stories from the Trenches: The Official Sam Firstenberg Book …

Episode 321: Wanda Whips Wall Street (1981)

May 2nd, 2017


Special Guest: Larry Revene
Guest Co-Hosts: Kevin Heffernan, Heather Drain

In Larry Revene's Wanda Whips Wall Street (1981), Veronica Hart stars as Wanda Brandt, a serious business woman who plies her feminine wiles …

Ego Fest 5: Planet Ego

April 30th, 2017


Special Guests: "Mondo" Justin Bozung, Rob St. Mary, Chris Stachiw
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain

It's been over a year since we've pulled back the …

Special Report: Tami Stronach

April 28th, 2017


Special Guest: Tami Stronach

Mike talks with actress Tami Stronach from her early days and starring as The Childlike Empress in The Neverending Story (1984) to her dance and theater career as the co-founder of The Paper …

Episode 320: eXistenZ (1999)

April 25th, 2017


Special Guest: Ernest Mathijs
Guest Co-Hosts: Jessica Kramer, Dustin Kramer

eXistenZ, the 1999 film from writer/director David Cronenberg stars Jennifer Jason Leigh as Allegra Geller, a game designer who has been marked …

Special Report: Faran Tahir

April 24th, 2017


Mike speaks with actor Faran Tahir about his early days and more recent roles in Iron Man, Star Trek, Escape Plan, Once Upon a Time, and more.

Follow …

Episode 319: The Red Shoes (1948)

April 20th, 2017


Guest Co-Hosts: Daniel Bird, Maitland McDonagh

Daniel Bird and Maitland McDonagh join Mike to discuss the 1948 film from Michael Powell and Emeric …

Episode 318: La Grande Illusion (1937)

April 17th, 2017


Special Guest: Nick Macdonald
Guest Co-Hosts: Tom Jennings, Ken Stanley

Set during World War One, Jean Renoir's La Grande Illusion (1937) stars Jean Gabin as Lt. Marechal, an airman who, along with Captain Boeldieu …

Special Report: They Live (1988)

April 11th, 2017


Special Guests: D. Harlan Wilson, Sandy King, Peter Jason, Keith David
Guest Co-Hosts: El Goro, Patrick Bromley

Yes, we're talking about John Carpenter's They Live (1988) wherein a man with no name -- or a name that means …

Special Report: The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes

April 9th, 2017


Special Guests: Nancy Andrews

On this special episode, Mike talks with Nancy Andrews the director of The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes (2015), a short film cum feature cum web series.

Watch the series at …

Epiosde 317: Kissed (1996)

April 4th, 2017


Special Guests: Barbara Gowdy, Lynne Stopkewich Molly Parker Gregory Middleton
Guest Co-Hosts: Rob St. Mary, Axel Kohagen

Based on Barbara Gowdy's …

Special Report: Miranda Bailey

April 1st, 2017


Mike talked with writer/producer/director/actress  Miranda Bailey about some of her past and future projects including Swiss Army Man, Super, Don't …

Episode 316: Doctor Detroit (1983)

March 29th, 2017


Special Guests: Michael Pressman, Carl Gottlieb, Robert Boris, Glenne Headly
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Aaron Peterson

We wrap up '80s month with a housecall from Doctor Detroit (1983), the story of mild-mannered …

Special Report: Freep Film Festival 2017

March 26th, 2017


Special Guest: Steve Byrne

Mike talks with Steve Byrne of the Detroit Free Press about the 2017 Freep Film Festival, the documentary-focused fest that runs from March 30-April 2, 2017.

In the spotlight are films such as …

Episode 315: Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

March 21st, 2017


Special Guest: Daniel Petrie Jr., Steven Berkoff, Ronny Cox, John Ashton, Harold Faltermeyer, Steven E. de Sousa,
Guest Co-Host: Elric Kane, Chris …

Episode 314: Joysticks (1983)

March 14th, 2017


Special Guests: Greydon Clark, Jon Gries
Guest Co-Hosts: Chris Cummins, Heather Drain

Are you ready for some Totally Awesome Video Games?!?

We head to the arcade this week to discuss Greydon Clark's teen comedy Joysticks …

Episode 313: Making Mr. Right (1987)

March 7th, 2017


Special Guest: Susan Seidelman, Ann Magnuson, Glenne Headly, Laurie Frank, Floyd Byars
Guest Co-Host: Beth Accomando, Miguel Rodriguez

In Susan Seidelman's Making Mr. Right (1987), Frankie Stone (Ann Magnuson) is an ad …

Episode 312: Never Too Young to Die (1986)

February 28th, 2017


Special Guests: Gil Bettman, David Worth, Peter Kwong
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Josh Stewart

"I kinda wanted it to be Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Rambo" - Director Gil Bettman

An outstanding example of '80s Action …

Episode 311: The Cars that Ate Paris (1974)

February 20th, 2017


Special Guests: Jonathan Rayner, Hal McElroy, Terry Camilleri, Bruce Spence
Guest Co-Hosts: Ben Buckingham, Kevin Heffernan

Peter Weir's The Cars That Ate Paris (1974) stars Terry Camilleri as Arthur Waldo, a meek man …

Episode 310: Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979)

February 14th, 2017


Special Guests: Joan Micklin Silver, John Heard,Amy Robinson, Griffin Dunne, Mark Metcalf 
Guest Co-Hosts: Daniel Kremer, Bill Ackerman

In Joan Micklin Silver's Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) John Heard plays Charles, a …

Special Report: Greg Travis on Dark Seduction

February 13th, 2017


Special Guest: Greg Travis

Filmmaker Greg Travis discusses his career from his days doing stand-up, to his acting (Watchmen, Starship Troopers, Showgirls), and the 30 years-in-the-making Dark Seduction.


Buy Dark …

Episode 309: Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)

February 7th, 2017


Special Guests: Jerry Schatzberg, Barry Primus
Guest Co-Hosts: Bill Ackerman, Daniel Kremer

Jerry Schatzberg's Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970) stars Faye Dunaway as Lou Andreas Sand, a model who has been used up and …

Special Report: Future Shock - The Story of 2000 AD (2014)

February 2nd, 2017


Special Guests: Paul Goodwin, Sean Hogan
Guest Co-Host: Josh Hadley

Britain's ground-breaking 2000 AD comic introduced a raft of vital artists and …

Episode 308: Stalker / Сталкер (1979)

January 31st, 2017


Special Guest: Geoff Dyer
Guest Co-Hosts: Elric Kane. Joe Yanick

Andrei Tarkovsky 's Stalker (1979) is a deceptively simple film about three men who venture into the verdant and mystical "Zone" in search of a room where …

Special Report: Ted Raimi

January 26th, 2017


Fellow Detroiter Ted Raimi discusses how he got into acting, what it's like having Michigan recreated in New Zealand, his work in Lunatics a Love Story, and much more in this interview.

Learn more about Ted at his …

Episode 307: The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)

January 24th, 2017


Special Guest: Maitland McDongah

The 1949 adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's short story, The Rocking Horse Winner (adapted and directed by Anthony Pélissier) is an intense family melodrama shot like a horror film. The film …

Inauguration Special: The Intruder (1962)

January 20th, 2017


Special Guest: Jason V. Brock
Guest Co-Host: Elric Kane, Chris Stachiw

On this special episode of The Projection Booth, we're looking at the 1962 film from Roger Corman, The Intruder. The film stars William Shatner as …

Bonus Interview: Miguel Ferrer

January 19th, 2017


Sadly, Miguel Ferrer has passed away.  For some reson I have been sitting on the remainder of our interview with him from the Robocop episode. 

Hear the rest at

Episode 306: Fantastic Planet (1973)

January 17th, 2017


Guest Co-Hosts: Vincenzo Natali, Jeffrey Babcock

Vincenzo Natali and Jeffrey Babcock join Mike to look at the 1973 film from René Laloux, Fantastic Planet . Also known as La Planète Sauvage, this animated film was based …

Episode 305: Bonus Interview: Stu Phillips

January 10th, 2017


Here's more from the composer of the Beyond the Valley of the Dolls soundtrack, Stu Phillips. 

Find out more about Stu at 

Special Report: Steven Okazaki on Mifune The Last Samurai

January 9th, 2017


Director Steven Okazaki discusses his latest documentary, Mifune: The Last Samurai.  The film highlights Toshiro Mifune's samurai films, especially those he made with Akira Kurosawa.

Learn more at Strand Releasing:  

Episode 305: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

January 8th, 2017


Russ Meyer's first of two films for 20th Century Fox is a swinging quasi-sequel to Jacqueline Susann's tawdry Valley of the Dolls. Written by Roger …

Special Report: Producer Randall Emmett on Silence

January 5th, 2017


Special Guest: Randall Emmett

Mike talked to producer Randall Emmett about his career (Narc, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Lone Survivor) and the long journey Martin Scorsese's Silence (2016) took to get to …

Episode 304: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

January 1st, 2017


Special Guests: Dean DeFino, Jimmy McDonough
Guest Co-Hosts: Beth Accomando, Miguel Rodriguez

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to violence, the word and …

Episode 303: The Lone Wolf & Cub Saga

January 1st, 2017


Special Guest: Marc Walkow
Guest Co-Hosts: Geoff Todd, Axel Kohagen

The Lone Wolf & Cub Films (also known as the Babycart Films, the Kozure Okami …

Special Report: The Thing (1982)

December 23rd, 2016


Special Guests: John Kenneth Muir, Jez Conolly, Dean Cundey, Joel Polis, Thomas G. Waites
Guest Co-Hosts: El Goro, Patrick Bromley

Initially lambasted …

Episode 302: Lemon Popsicle (1978)

December 18th, 2016


Special Guests: Boaz Davidson, Zachi Noy, Diane Franklin
Guest Co-Hosts: Oren Shai, Heather Drain

Lemon Popsicle (AKA Eskimo Limon AKA Going All the Way) is a heartfelt 1978 coming-of-age sex comedy written and directed …

Episode 301: Run of the Arrow (1957)

December 11th, 2016


Special Guests: Samantha Fuller, Christa Fuller, Paul Talbot
Guest Co-Hosts: Joseph Maddrey, Cullen Gallagher

Sam Fuller's Run of the Arrow (1957) …

Episode 300: Highlander (1986)

December 6th, 2016


Special Guests: Russell Mulcahy, Gregory Widen
Guest Co-Hosts: Mike Thompson, Josh Hadley

There should be only one?

The Projection Booth celebrates our …

Episode 299: The Chase (1946)

November 29th, 2016


Special Guest: Francis M. Nevins Jr.
Guest Co-Hosts: Maitland McDonagh, Cullen Gallagher

Noirvember 2016 concludes with a look at Arthur D. Ripley's …

Episode 298: Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)

November 22nd, 2016


Special Guest: Stephen D. Youngkin
Guest Co-Hosts: Maitland McDonagh, Samm Deighan

Directed by Boris Ingster with a screenplay by Frank Partos , Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) defines the stylistic conventions that …

Music Mix: 2016 Wrap Up / Music Mix

November 18th, 2016


2016 has been one heck of a year for The Projection Booth. I've continued to strive for some stellar interviews as well as guest co-hosts while …

Episode 297: Decoy (1946)

November 15th, 2016


Guest Co-Hosts: Maitland McDonagh, Christa Faust

Difficult to find on home video for many years, Jack Bernhard's Decoy (1946) stands as a highly …

Special Report: The Frontier (2015)

November 14th, 2016


Special Guests: Oren Shai, Webb Wilcoxen
Guest Co-Host: Jared Case

The Frontier (2015) is a retro neo-noir in which Laine (Jocelin Donahue), a woman on the run, finds her way to a diner/hotel where the owner, Luanne …

Special Report: The Greasy Strangler (2016)

November 11th, 2016


Special Guest: Jim Hosking
Guest Co-Host: Skizz Cyzyk

One of the most delightfully unusual movies of the decade, Jim Hosking's The Greasy Strangler …

Episode 296: Mulholland Dr (2001)

November 8th, 2016


Special Guests: Laura Harring, Patrick Fischler
Guest Co-Hosts: Jedidiah Ayres, Erik Marshall

David Lynch's Mulholland Drive (2001) lived a double life …

Episode 295: Existo (1999)

November 1st, 2016


Special Guests: Coke Sams, Bruce Arnston, J. Clarke Gallivan, Justin Lloyd
Guest Co-Hosts: Skizz Cyzyk, Scott Calonico

In Coke Sams's Existo (1999), the Moral Majority runs the U.S. while artists like Existo (Bruce …

Special Report: In Search of Lost Films

October 28th, 2016


Mike talks with author Phil Hall about his book, In Search of Lost Films, an invaluable resource for fans of film history. Published by BearManor Media, Hall writes about a few of the better-known lost films but, …

Episode 294: Pontypool (2008)

October 25th, 2016


Special Guests: Bruce McDonald, Tony Burgess
Guest Co-Host: Maurice Bursztynski

Mrs. French's cat is missing.

In a rather different take on the typical …

Special Report: PIN (1988)

October 23rd, 2016


Special Guests: Caelum Vatnsdal, Sandor Stern, Andrew Neiderman, Cynthia Preston
Guest Co-Hosts: Paul Corupe, Elric Kane

Adapted from a novel by Andrew …

Episode 293: Martyrs (2008)

October 18th, 2016


On this Shocktober episode, the subject of "New French Extremity" films are under discussion, specifically Pascal Laugier's Martyrs (2008).

Alexandra …

Special Report: Killer Party (1986)

October 17th, 2016


On this Shocktober special, Kat Ellinger of the Daughters of Darkness podcast and Jim Laczkowski of the Directors Club podcast (among others) join Mike to discuss the 1986 horror comedy from director William Fruet, …

Episode 292: The Shining (1980)

October 11th, 2016


Special Guests: Douglas Milsome, Garrett Brown, Rodney Ascher, Rob Ager

Guest Co-Hosts: Keith Gordon, Vincenzo Natali

Adapted from a novel by Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick The Shining (1980) tells the tale of Jack (Jack …

Bonus Interview: Chris Gore on the Future of Film Threat

October 11th, 2016


Chris Gore dishes about the next steps after the recent successful fundraiser for Film Threat including a new project with Rob St. Mary...

Special Report: Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's the Fantastic Four

October 9th, 2016


In 1994, Roger Corman rushed to start the production of The Fantastic Four -- an adaptation of Marvel's quartet of superpowered beings who (somewhat) represented the four elements of earth (The Thing), Air (Invisible …

Episode 291: Night of the Creeps (1986)

October 4th, 2016


Special Guests: Fred Dekker, Tom Atkins

Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Maitland McDonagh

"What is this? A homicide, or a bad B-movie?"

Fred Dekker's Night of the Creeps (1986) is a love letter to science fiction movies of …

Episode 290: Duck Soup (1933)

September 27th, 2016


Special Guest: Robert S. Bader, Robert Weide, Joseph Adamson
Guest Co-Host: Rob St. Mary, Jon Cross

Directed by Leo McCarey, Duck Soup (1933) was the …

Episode 289: Sonny Boy (1989)

September 20th, 2016


Special Guests: Robert Martin Carroll, Graeme Whifler, Michael Boston
Guest Co-Hosts: Maitland McDonagh, Mike Malloy

Produced by Ovidio Assonitis, …

Special Report: Christopher Lloyd at Fanexpo 2016

September 16th, 2016


Rescued from the brink of disaster, the audio of Mike's Q&A with Christopher Lloyd from FanExpo 2016 may be a little rough around the edges but …

Episode 288: The Mafu Cage (1978)

September 13th, 2016


Directed by Karen Arthur, The Mafu Cage (1978) stars Carol Kane and Lee Grant as Cissy and Ellen, two sisters who live together in a large, sprawling …

Bonus Episode: Oliver Stone on Snowden

September 12th, 2016


Mike is joined by Matt Zoller Seitz (author of The Oliver Stone Experience) to talk with Oliver Stone about his work from his recent Snowden film …

Episode 287: Straw Dogs (1971)

September 7th, 2016


Special Guest: Gordon Williams, David Weddle
Guest Co-Host: Maitland McDonagh, Eric J. Peterson

No stranger to controversy, Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs (1971) examines the nature of man, marriage, and more. The film stars …

Special Report 86: A Thousand Cuts

September 5th, 2016


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike spoke with Jeff Joseph and Dennis Bartok about their new book A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre …

Episode 286: Vertigo (1958)

August 30th, 2016


Special Guests: Patrick McGilligan, Dan Auiler
Guest Co-Hosts: Tania Modleski, Susan White

Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo is a tale of obsession which has sparked an obsession in many of its viewers. Jimmy Stewart stars as …

Bonus Interview: Derrel Maury

August 26th, 2016


Mike spoke to Derrel Maury about his work with Norman Lear and in Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, among other things.

Episode 285: Massacre at Central High (1976)

August 24th, 2016


Special Guests: Derrel Maury, Rex Sikes, Jeffrey Winner, Robert Carradine, Andrew Stevens
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Doug Tilley

Rene Daalder's Massacre at Central High is the story of David (Derrel Maury), a new kid …

Episode 284: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

August 17th, 2016


Special Guests: Nino Castelnuovo, Anne E. Duggan
Guest Co-Host: Ken Stanley, Rob St. Mary

Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les parapluies de Cherbourg) tells the story of two young lovers, Geneviève (Catherine …

Bonus Interview: Catriona MacColl

August 16th, 2016


Special Guest: Catriona MacColl

Catriona MacColl talked with Mike about her work with Jacques Demy (Lady Oscar) and Lucio Fulci (The Beyond, City of …

Episode 283: The Hidden (1987)

August 10th, 2016


Special Guest: Jack Sholder
Guest Co-Host: Jamie Sammons, Eric J. Peterson

In Jack Sholder's The Hidden, Tom Beck (Michael Nouri) is a supercop who …

Special Report: 2 Lava 2 Lantula (2016)

August 5th, 2016


Special Guest: Steve Guttenberg

Mike spoke to Steve Guttenberg about his role in the Lavalantula series as well as President Bill Clinton's love of …

Episode 282: Dick Tracy (1990)

August 3rd, 2016


Special Guests: Glenne Headly, Garyn G. Roberts, Dan Kampling
Guest Co-Hosts: Jared Case, Frank Santopadre

Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy is a beautiful …

Episode 281: The First Nudie Musical (1976)

July 27th, 2016


Special Guest: Bruce Kimmel
Guest Co-Host: Angela Mac, Trevor Gumbel

Released in 1976, The First Nudie Musical starsStephen Nathan as Harry Schecther, a down on his luck filmmaker who's reluctantly entered the world of …

Special Report: Movie Freak

July 25th, 2016


Special Guest: Owen Gleiberman
Guest Co-Host: Rod Lott

On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with film critic Owen Gleiberman about his memoir, Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies, which tells the …

Episode 280: Sugar Hill (1974)

July 20th, 2016


Special Guest: Paul Maslansky, Don Pedro Colley, Joy Bostic

Guest Co-Host: Heather Drain, Chris Stachiw

In Paul Maslansky's Sugar Hill, Diana "Sugar" …

Bonus Interview: Paul Maslansky

July 19th, 2016


Special Guest: Paul Maslansky

As part of the discussion of Paul Maslansky's sole directorial effort, Sugar Hill, Mike talked to Mr. Maslansky about …

Special Report: Korla (2015)

July 18th, 2016


Special Guests: John Turner, Eric Christensen
Guest Co-Host: Rob St. Mary

Incredibly skilled at the keyboard, Korla Panditcame into the houses of California housewives during the '50s with his hypnotic stare and tunes. …

Episode 279: House (1977)

July 13th, 2016


Guest Co-Hosts: Rob St. Mary, Miguel Rodriguez

Nobuhiko Obayashi's House (1977) is a surrealistic ghost tale from Japan that explores the dangers of domesticity and loss.

Rob St. Mary and Miguel Rodriguez join Mike in …

Special Report: Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)

July 12th, 2016


Special Guest: David DeCoteau

On a special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talked with David DeCoteau about a handful of films from his …

Special Report: The Love Witch (2016)

July 11th, 2016


Special Guest: Anna Biller
Guest Co-Host: Heather Drain

The Love Witch is the latest film from writer/director (and so much more) Anna Biller. Samantha Robinson stars as Elaine, a woman who might as well face it, she's …

Episode 278: Eyes Without A Face (1960)

July 6th, 2016


Special Guest: Kate Ince
Guest Co-Host: Maitland McDonagh, Alexandra West

Georges Franju's Eyes Without a Face (1960) is an atmospheric "anguish story" about a young woman who's lost her face and the overbearing father …

Special Report: Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2015)

July 4th, 2016


Special Guest: Tim Skousen & Jeremy Coon
Guest Co-Host: Rod Lott

Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made documents the making of the shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark by a group of high …

Episode 277: Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

June 29th, 2016


Special Guest: Jonathan Rosenbaum, Mary Wiles
Guest Co-Host: Heather Drain, Chris Stachiw

Jacques Rivette's Celine and Julie Go Boating(1974) tells a …

Episode 276: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

June 22nd, 2016


Special Guest: Peter Hames
Guest Co-Host: Nicholas Schlegel, Kevin Heffernan, Axel Kohagen 

Continuing our discussion of fairy tales in films, we …

Special Report: Tickled (2016)

June 17th, 2016


Special Guest: David Ferrier, Dylan Reeve

On this special episode, Mike talks to Dylan Reeveand David Ferrier about their documentary Tickled, a fascinating look at the world of competitive tickling... and so much more.

Episode 275: Some Call It Loving (1973)

June 15th, 2016


Special Guest: James B. Harris
Guest Co-Host: Heather Drain, Aaron Peterson

When Robert Troy (Zalman King) buys a "sleeping beauty" (Tisa Farrow) at a …

Episode 274: Apocalypse Now (1979)

June 8th, 2016


Special Guest: Fax Bahr
Guest Co-Host: Paul Zimmerman, Rich Edwards

We get off the boat and go all the way on this episode about Francis Ford Coppola's …

Episode 273: UHF (1989)

June 2nd, 2016


Special Guest: Jay Levey
Guest Co-Host: Skizz Cyzyk, Cecil Trachtenberg

"Weird Al" Yankovic stars as the hapless George Newman who turns his life around when he stumbles into owning a TV station in UHF. Somewhat lost …

Special Report: Cinetopia 2016

June 1st, 2016


Mike talked with Brian Hunter of the Cinetopia Film Festival about the 2016 line-up, events, and guests.

The festival takes place around Southeast Michiganfrom Ann Arbor to Detroit to Redford to Bloomfield from June …

Special Report:The Dying of the Light (2015)

May 31st, 2016


Special Guest: Peter Flynn
Guest Co-Host: Chris Bricklemyer

On this special episode, director Peter Flynndiscusses his 2015 documentary about the art of projection, The Dying of the Light.

Outside the Cinema and Are You …

Episode 272: Barton Fink (1991)

May 25th, 2016


Special Guest: Christopher Murney
Guest Co-Hosts: Adam Schartoff, Rob St. Mary

Also known as "How to Get Ahead in Hollywood,"Joel and Ethan …

Special Report: Death Game Redux

May 23rd, 2016


Special Guest: Dyan Traynor

Who would have thought that there were things left unsaid in the first episode about Death Game?

On this very special …

Episode 271: Wake in Fright (1971)

May 18th, 2016


Special Guests: Ted Kotcheff, Anthony Buckley,Jack Thompson
Guest Co-Hosts: Maitland McDonagh, Maurice Bursztynski

Based on the novel by Kenneth Cook, Ted Kotcheff's Wake in Fright stars Gary Bond as a teacher in the …

Special Report: The Slanted Screen (2006)

May 16th, 2016


Special Guest: Jeff Adachi
Guest Co-Host: Rita Su

Jeff Adachi's The Slanted Screen (2006) examines the portrayal of Asian men in American popular film …

Episode 270: Stage Fright (1950)

May 11th, 2016


Special Guest: Patrick McGilligan

Guest Co-Hosts: Tania Modleski, Filip Önell

Seen as one of the "lesser" of Alfred Hitchcock's films, Stage Fright (1950) is a fascinating update of the themes explored in Murder! (1930) …

Episode 269: The Dybbuk (1937)

May 4th, 2016


Special Guest: Yossi Chajes

Guest Co-Host: Daniel Bird, John Walker

Based on Sholom Ansky's 1904 play, Michal Waszynski's 1937 Yiddish-language Polish …

Special Report: The Nitrate Picture Show 2016

April 28th, 2016


Special Guest: Jared Case

On a special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Jared Case, one of the head honchos of the Nitrate Picture Show festival at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. The …

Episode 268: Hard to Be a God (2015)

April 27th, 2016


Special Guest: Daniel Bird
Guest Co-Host: Carol Borden, Travis Crawford

Based on a book by the Strugatsky Brothers, Hard to Be a God is a three hour …

Episode 267: Smile (1975)

April 20th, 2016


Special Guests: Bruce Dern, Nicholas Pryor,Barbara Feldon, Denise Nickerson, Annette O'Toole
Guest Co-Hosts: Carol Borden, Kevin Heffernan

Get on your …

Bonus Interviews: The Cast of Smile

April 18th, 2016


As a bonus to our coverage of Michael Ritchie's Smile, here's more of the interviews with Annette O'Toole, Denise Nickerson, Barbara Feldon, and …

Episode 266: Ed Wood (1994)

April 13th, 2016


Special Guests: Larry Karaszewski, Mike Starr,Lydia Kavina, Andrew J. Rausch

Guest Co-Hosts: Rob St. Mary, Steve Sholtes

Can your heart stand the …

Episode 265: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)

April 6th, 2016


Special Guests: Frank Collison, Sam Egan
Guest Co-Hosts: Josh Hadley, John Pilate

On a very surprising episode of The Projection Booth, Mike …

Bonus Interview: William Morgan Sheppard

April 4th, 2016


Special Guest: William Morgan Sheppard

As part of the coverage of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Mike spoke with actor William Morgan Sheppard, briefly touching upon a few points in his storied career. Mr. Sheppard speaks …

Episode 264: Bad Timing - A Sensual Obsession (1980)

March 30th, 2016


Special Guests: Nicolas Roeg, Yale Udoff,Anthony Lawson
Guest Co-Hosts: Elric Kane, Adam Long

Nicolas Roeg's Bad Timing tells the story of two people, …

Episode 263: Science Crazed (1991)

March 23rd, 2016


Guest Co-Hosts: Josh Johnson, Angela Mac

From the land of Canada and the depths of time comes the low-budget horror film Science Crazed in which a scientist creates a fiend with only one thing on its mind... murder.

Special Report: Room Full of Spoons (2016)

March 21st, 2016


Special Guest: Rick Harper
Guest Co-Host: Adam Spiegelman

On a special joint Projection Booth / Proudly Resents crossover, Adam Spiegelman joins Mike …

Episode 262: Secretary (2002)

March 16th, 2016


Special Guest: Judy Dodge Cummings, Claire Cavanah
Guest Co-Host: Rachel Kramer Bussel

Adapted by Erin Cressida Wilson from a short story by Mary Gaitskill, Steven Shainberg's Secretarystars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a young …

Episode 261: Night of the Comet (1984)

March 9th, 2016


Special Guests: Thom Eberhardt, Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney

Guest Co-Hosts: Angela Mac, Jon Abrams

"I don't go around the Writer's Guild building much because there's too many people out to kill me." - Thom …

Episode 260: The Changeling (1980)

March 2nd, 2016


Special Guest: Peter Medak
Guest Co-Host: Axel Kohagen, Andrew Jupin

Peter Medak's The Changeling stars George C. Scott as a professor / composer who lost his wife and daughter in a tragic auto accident. He moves into a …

TPB: Pump Up the Volume

February 24th, 2016


Pump Up the Volume stars Christian Slater as Hard Harry, a pirate DJ who rants about life as a high school student and the injustices of the world.

TPB: Special Report: The Ghost of Peter Sellers

February 19th, 2016


As part of our episode on The Changeling, Mike talked with director Peter Medak about his upcoming documentary feature, The Ghost of Peter Sellers, about the nightmarish making of 1973's Ghost in the Noonday Sun.

TPB: Sholay

February 17th, 2016


Sholay may be the most popular Indian film ever released. Beth Watkins of Beth Loves Bollywood and Todd Stadtman, author of Funky Bollywood: The Wild …

TPB: Demon Seed

February 10th, 2016


Maitland McDonagh and Bill Ackerman join Mike in discussing Donald Cammell's Demon Seed. Adapted from a book by Dean Koontz, it's the story of …

TPB: Demon Seed Bonus: Gerrit Graham

February 8th, 2016


As part of our coverage of Demon Seed, Mike spoke to actor, writer, songwriter Gerrit Graham about CHUD II, Star Trek: Voyager, Used Cars, Phantom of the Paradise, Class Reunion, Home Movies, Beware! The Blob, Seinfeld, …

TPB: Looker

February 3rd, 2016


In Looker, writer/director Michael Crichton examined the allure of advertising. Model/filmmaker Marjorie Conrade and writer Heather Drain join Mike in discussing digitized images, beauty standards, subliminal messages …

TPB: Hudson Hawk

January 27th, 2016


Catch the Excitement! Catch the Adventure! Catch the Hawk! Hudson Hawk, that is. Directed by Michael Lehmann, the 1991 Bruce Willis vanity project was considered by many at the time to be disaster.

Special Report: Ego Fest IV

January 22nd, 2016


It's that time of the year again where Mike Whiteand Rob St. Mary open up the mics and update listeners to what's been going on in our personal lives and with the behind-the-scenes of the show.

Learn about the new …

TPB: Showgirls

January 20th, 2016


Was Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls just awful dreck from the pen of Joe Eszterhas or a subversive masterpiece about the subjugation of women?

TPB: Death Game / Knock Knock

January 18th, 2016


We discuss Peter Traynor's film, Death Game (AKA The Seducers AKA Mrs. Manning's Weekend), and Eli Roth's 2015 remake, Knock Knock.

TPB: Salvador

January 13th, 2016


Oliver Stone's Salvador stars James Woods as fast-talking journalist Richard Boyle and James Belushi as his friend, Doctor Rock. It's kind of a "Fear and Loathing in Central America" with fewer drugs and more shooting …

TPB: The Last Dragon

January 6th, 2016


Michael Schultz's The Last Dragon is the story of Leroy Green (Taimak), a young man on a quest to find wisdom who's beset by gangsters and the Shogun …

TPB: Bonus Interview: Mke Starr

January 3rd, 2016


As a bonus for our Last Dragon episode, hear character actor Mike Starr dish about The Ice Harvest, Dumb and Dumber, Goodfellas, Cabin Boy, Freejack, and more.

Episode 251: Get Carter (1971)

December 31st, 2015


Special Guests: Mike Hodges, George Armitage,Stephen Kay, John C. McGinley
Guest Co-Hosts: Eric Zaldivar, Maitland McDonagh

For the final episode of 2015, we look at Mike Hodges's 1971 feature film debut, Get …

TPB: Get Carter Music Mix

December 29th, 2015


As a bonus for our Get Carter episode, here's a collection of plays upon Roy Budd's terrific theme from Mike Hodges's film.

TPB: Bruce Dern on The Hateful Eight and Nebraska

December 24th, 2015


For our upcoming episode on Michael Ritchie's Smile, Mike talked to actor Bruce Dern. He spoke about his love of running, and working with Alexander …

TPB: Boxing Helena

December 23rd, 2015


Obsession comes to the fore in Jennifer Chambers Lynch's controversial film Boxing Helena wherein Dr. Nick Cavanaugh (Julian Sands) aspires to win …

Special Report: Anthony James: Acting My Face

December 21st, 2015


Special Guest: Anthony James

On a special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike speaks to character actor Anthony James about his memoir, Acting My Face. The man who played criminals and misfits for most of his career is …

TPB: 2015 Year End Music Mix

December 18th, 2015


Frustrated DJ, Mike White, takes you through a year of The Projection Booth's "greatest hits"; songs that either were used for or speak to the movies covered throughout 2015.

TPB: Contact

December 16th, 2015


After nearly a decade of development, Robert Zemeckis's Contact came to the silver screen in 1997. The film stars Jodie Foster as a SETI scientist who discovers a message from space. Mike is joined by Emily Intravia …

Bonus Interview: William Fichtner

December 14th, 2015


For a bonus to our Contact episode, here's more of our interview with William Fichtner who tells Mike about the favorite roles he's played in film …

Episode 248: Phase IV (1974)

December 9th, 2015


Special Guests: Michael Murphy, Mayo Simon, Brian Gascoigne
Guest Co-Hosts: Robert Hubbard & Josh Hadley

In a decade lousy with "nature strikes back" films (Grizzly, Night of the Lepus, Kingdom of the Spiders), visual …

Episode 247: Colossus - The Forbin Project (1970)

December 2nd, 2015


Special Guest: Eric Braeden
Guest Co-Hosts: Maitland McDonagh, James Kruth, & Chris Bricklemyer

This is the voice of world control. I bring you an …

TPB: Shallow Grave

November 25th, 2015


Noirvember 2015 concludes with a little murder among friends in Danny Boyle's 1994 feature debut Shallow Grave which stars Kerry Fox, Ewan McGregor, and Christopher Eccleston as three prats looking for a new flatmate.

TPB: Special Report: 20 Years of Madness

November 23rd, 2015


A group of Michiganders created the public accessshow, "30 Minutes of Madness". Jeremy Royce documented this phenomenon in his film 20 Years of Madness.

TPB: Elevator to the Gallows

November 18th, 2015


Noirvember continues as we consider Louis Malle's debut feature film, Elevator to the Gallows AKA Ascenseur pour l'échafaud, which stars Jeanne …

TPB: Special Report: In the Company of Legends

November 16th, 2015


On this special episode, Mike talked with filmmakers Joan Kramer and David Heeley about their book, In the Company of Legends.

TPB: Alphaville

November 11th, 2015


Noirvember continues as we look at Jean-Luc Godard's 1965 sci-fi philosophical Noir starring Eddie Constantine and Anna Karina, Alphaville.

TPB: Special Report: Manos The Hands of Fate Redux

November 9th, 2015


On a rare "sequel episode" we return to Harold Warren's Manos: The Hands of Fate to check out the restored Blu-Ray release and talk to the creators …

TPB: Ghost Dog - Way of Le Samourai

November 4th, 2015


Noir November returns with a quartet of unusual titles. We kick off the month with a double dose from Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samourai.

TPB: Special Report: All Things Must Pass

November 2nd, 2015


The story of Tower Records is one of entrepreneurship. Colin Hanks examines the story in the 2015 documentary All Things Must Pass: The Life And …

TPB: Haxan

October 28th, 2015


Shocktober concludes with a look at the 1922 film by director Benjamin Christensen - Häxan, an odd artistic mash-up of what can only be described as a university slide show lecture, a documentary featuring reenactments, …

TPB: Special Report: An Open Secret

October 26th, 2015


On a special episode of The Projection Booth we look at Amy Berg's documentary An Open Secret, a hard-hitting expose about the exploitation of children in the entertainment industry.

TPB: The Entity

October 21st, 2015


Based on a book by and adapted by Frank De Felitta, The Entity was directed by Sidney J. Furie and stars Barbara Hershey as Carla Moran, a woman …

TPB: The Beyond

October 14th, 2015


Lucio Fulci's The Beyond stars Catriona MacColl as Liza who opens a hotel built on a hellmouth in Louisiana. This proximity to a center of evil only …

TPB: Homicidal

October 7th, 2015


In William Castle's Homcidal, "Jean Arless" stars as Emily, a murderess who may herself be a victim of abuse. We're joined by Jeffrey Schwarz, director of Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, to discuss the film.

TPB: Ten Canoes

September 30th, 2015


Ten Canoes is a story about stories. It tells the multi-layered tale of brothers in an Australian aboriginal tribe. It's brought to us by director …

TPB: Special Report: I Lost It at the Video Store

September 28th, 2015


On a special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Tom Roston about his new book, I Lost It at the Video Store, an oral history of working at or going to the video store.

TPB: Special Report: Sven-Ole Thorsen

September 24th, 2015


Sven-Ole Thorsen has stories to tell. He spoke more with Mike about his work on the Conan films, Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe, Red Heat, and so much more.

TPB: Cleo/Leo

September 23rd, 2015


When a chauvinist pig (Scott Baker) gets shot for harassing women, he's reincarnated as a woman (Jane Hamilton) in order to learn a lesson about life. Chuck Vincent's Cleo/Leo is a terrific look at gender relations and …

TPB: The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?

September 18th, 2015


The fifth feature Superman film took a dozen years and millions of dollars to come to fruition. Along the way the film was almost made as Superman …

TPB: Dr. Caligari

September 16th, 2015


We're discussing Stephen Sayadian's 1989 film, Dr. Caligari. Co-written by Jerry Stahl, the film tells the tale of a patient at an asylum run by the granddaughter of the infamous German doctor.

TPB: Orlando Jones - FanExpo 2015

September 14th, 2015


As mentioned on our recent EGO FEST III show, Mike led a couple of Q&A sessions at FanExpo Canada 2015. The first was with Orlando Jones. Mr. …

TPB: Danny Trejo - FanExpo 2015

September 10th, 2015


As mentioned on our recent EGO FEST III show, Mike led a couple of Q&A sessions at FanExpo Canada 2015. The second was with Danny Trejo. Mr. Trejo discusses his work on Con Air, Breaking Bad, Runaway Train, and more.

TPB: The Final Programme

September 9th, 2015


We're discussing Robert Fuest's The Final Programme where Jerry Cornelius helps a cadre of shadowy figures steal the formula for his father's work …

TPB: Blue Collar

September 2nd, 2015


Just in time for Labor Day, we're looking at the 1978 film all about the working man, Blue Collar. Directed and co-written by Paul Schrader it tells …

TPB: Special Report: Ego Fest III

August 31st, 2015


Every once in a while we just turn on the mics and go. We answer listener emails, play some voicemails, and talk about how the Projection Booth sausage is made.

TPB: The Black Cat

August 26th, 2015


The first big American studio film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, The Black Cat stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff in a taut game of life and death.

TPB: Bonus Episode: Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow

August 21st, 2015


On a special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to Michael Felsher, whose Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow which is now available for pre-order via IndieGoGo.

TPB: The Rocketeer

August 19th, 2015


We discuss the 1991 comic book film The Rocketeer starring Billy Campbell. We look at the film's production with its writers (Paul DeMeo and Danny …

TPB: Bonus Interview: Joe Johnston

August 17th, 2015


As part of our coverage of The Rocketeer we talked with director Joe Johnston about Jurassic Park III, Jumanji, October Sky, The Wolfman, Captain …

TPB: Special Report: Straight Outta Compton

August 14th, 2015


NWA court is now in order and we're discussing F. Gary Grey's Straight Outta Compton with producer Bill Straus.

TPB: Under the Skin

August 12th, 2015


A woman stalks the streets of Glasgow, Scotland looking for men in Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin. We're joined by Alexandra West of the Faculty of …

TPB: Bonus Interview: Alexander Stuart

August 10th, 2015


For our Under the Skin episode we're talking to screenwriter and novelist Alexander Stuart about technology and his latest work.

TPB: Solarbabies

August 5th, 2015


Once "the kids' version of THX-1138", Alan Johnson's Solarbabies has seven orphans looking for salvation in a water-starved post-apocalyptic world. …

TPB: Night Moves

July 29th, 2015


Special Guest: Nat Segaloff (Arthur Penn: American Director), Guest Co-Host: Carol Borden (Cultural Gutter). Night Moves, the 1975 neo-noir, finds …

TPB: Alien 3

July 22nd, 2015


We discuss one of the most maligned and misunderstood sequels around, David Fincher's Alien3. We're joined by Brad Jones, the Cinema Snob.

TPB: Bonus Interview: Lance Henriksen

July 20th, 2015


In a bonus interview for our Alien3 episode, Lance Henriksen discusses his latest projects from Monday at 11:01 AM to Stung to Harbinger Down and more.

TPB: The Limey

July 15th, 2015


The Limey - the 1999 film from director Steven Soderbergh - tells the tale of Wilson (Terence Stamp) - a recently released career criminal from the U.K. who heads to L.A. to figure out what happened to his daughter.

TPB: What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

July 12th, 2015


Mike talked to filmmaker Rob Garver about the upcoming documentary What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael. They discuss the importance of film …

Episode 229: Night Moves (1975)

July 8th, 2015


Special Guest: Nat Segaloff
Guest Co-Host: Carol Borden

Arthur Penn's Night Moves (1975) stars Gene Hackman as Harry Moseby, a private eye trying to …

TPB: Punisher: War Zone

July 8th, 2015


We look at the third Punisher incarnation, Punisher: War Zone. This candy-colored symphony of violence stars Ray Stevenson as the titular "super …

TPB: Special Report: Lost Soul

July 6th, 2015


We look at David Gregory's documentary Lost Soul about the harrowing behind-the-scenes story of Richard Stanley and the making of 1996's The Island …

TPB: Fear and Loathing in the Projection Booth

July 1st, 2015


This week we're talking about a trio of films created from the works and character of the late doctor of Gonzo Journalism, Hunter S. Thompson: Where the Buffalo Roam, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and The Rum Diary.

TPB: Special Report: Ed Asner

June 29th, 2015


Legendary actor Ed Asner gave us some of his time to talk a bit about his career. his charity work, his support of unions, and pistol whipping Jack …

TPB: Glengarry Glen Ross

June 24th, 2015


We're going to talk about Glengarry Glen Ross, the film from James Foley based on the Tony- and Pulizer-winning play by David Mamet. Special Guests: …

TPB: Special Report: Ex-Dominatrix

June 18th, 2015


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to Darren Cavanagh about his upcoming documentary, Ex-Dominatrix about Ira, one of Europe's most extreme dominatrices.

TPB: After Dark My Sweet

June 17th, 2015


Based on a novel by hardboiled scribe Jim Thompson, James Foley's After Dark My Sweet is a neo-noir from 1990 starring Jason Patric, Bruce Dern, and …

TPB: Rock N Roll High School

June 10th, 2015


We're joined by a host of Rock 'N' Roll High School alumni from director Allan Arkush to cinematographer Dean Cundey to writers Joseph McBride, Russ …

TPB: Rock N Roll High School Bonus Interviews

June 9th, 2015


Bonus interviews from our Rock 'N' Roll High School episode. Interviews included are: director Allan Arkush, cinematographer Dean Cundey, writers …

TPB: Bonus Interview: David Sherrill

June 8th, 2015


Dave Sherrill recounts his role as Skank in The Wraith along with his early days at NYU, working with Clint Eastwood, threatening Johnny Depp, nearly …

TPB: Cruel Story of Youth

June 3rd, 2015


Cruel Story of Youth, the 1960 film from Nagisa Oshima, tells the tale of two teens against the backdrop of the ANPO protests. The film was at the forefront of the Japanese New Wave cinema movement.

TPB: Brand X

May 27th, 2015


Maudit May concludes with a discussion of Brand X by Wynn Chamberlain (AKA Win Chamberlain). This counter-culture comedy skewers advertising of the …

TPB: Star Wars

May 20th, 2015


Continuing our Maudit May series, we look at George Lucas's Star Wars (AKA Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), the sci-fi film from 1977 that has been rendered unavailable in its original form due to its creator's …

TPB: Star Wars Music Mix

May 16th, 2015


In anticipation of our episode on Star Wars, we've put together a music mix of some favorite Star Wars-related tunes.

TPB: Nothing Lasts Forever

May 13th, 2015


Maudit May continues with Tom Schiller's Nothing Lasts Forever which tells the story of Adam Beckett (Zach Galligan), a disillusioned young man who wants to be an artist. He gets everything he wants... just not in the …

TPB: Special Report: Dark Star - HR Giger's World

May 11th, 2015


On this special episode we discuss Belinda Sallin's 2014 documentary Dark Star: HR Giger's World. We talk about HR Giger, his work, and his legacy.

TPB: The Other Side of the Wind

May 6th, 2015


We're kicking off "Maudit May" with a discussion of Orson Welles's The Other Side of the Wind. A film some fifty years in the making, it has yet to be completed and released.

TPB: Altered States

April 29th, 2015


Based on the book by and adapted for the screen by Paddy Chayefsky, Ken Russell's Altered States tells the tale of Edward Jessup, a scientist who's looking for answers to some of the big questions of life. Special …

TPB: Splice

April 22nd, 2015


We discuss the 2009 film from Vincenzo Natali, Splice. Genetic scientists work for a pharmaceutical company making a new creature that could help …

TPB: Baby Baby Baby

April 15th, 2015


On this special episode we're looking at three films -- Bad Boy Bubby, The Baby, and La Videa Lactee -- in which grown men either get treated like or actively choose to live like babies.

TPB: Logan's Run

April 8th, 2015


Logan 5 (Michael York) and Jessica 6 (Jenny Agutter) live in the City of Domes where life seems idyllic with just one little catch: everyone dies at …

TPB: Requiem for a Dream

April 1st, 2015


We talk about Darren Aronofsky's 2000 film, Requiem for a Dream. Special Guests: Ellen Burstyn, Keith David, Mark Margolis, & Christopher …

TPB: Bonus Interview: Mark Margolis

March 30th, 2015


Look at me, Hector, and listen to a bonus interview of The Projection Booth with Mark Margolis. Mr. Margolis looks back at his 40+ year career from …

TPB: Message from the Future

March 25th, 2015


In Message from the Future, a visitor from 3005 comes back to 1985 to encourage the world to engage in WWIII. Written and directed by (and starring) poet and futurist David Avidan, the film is a remarkable science …

TPB: Rollerball

March 18th, 2015


Writer John Kenneth Muir joins us in our discussion of Norman Jewison's 1975 dystopian film, Rollerball wherein Jonathan E (James Caan) is a star in …

TPB: The Quiet Earth

March 11th, 2015


Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence) wakes at 6:12 one sunny morning to find that he may be the last man on Earth in this compelling Kiwi film from director Geoff Murphy and writer/producer Sam Pillsbury.

TPB: Miracle Mile

March 4th, 2015


In Miracle Mile trombonist Harry Washello (Anthony Edwards) receives a random phone call, tipping him off that nuclear Armageddon is imminent. He …

TPB: Conan The Barbarian

February 25th, 2015


In a truly epic episode of The Projection Booth, we look at John Milius's Conan the Barbarian. The film put Arnold Schwarzenegger on the map and …

TPB: Tourist Trap

February 18th, 2015


We're talking about the 1979 film, Tourist Trap. When a quintet of young people meet creepy Mr. Slaussen (Chuck Connors) -- the proprietor of a roadside wax museum -- bad things happen.

TPB: The Wraith

February 11th, 2015


Released in 1986, The Wraith was directed by Mike Marvin and stars Charlie Sheen as The Wraith who seeks revenge, using his car as a weapon.

TPB: Trancers

February 4th, 2015


Directed by Charles Band, Trancers stars Tim Thomerson as Jack Deth, a detective in the future who travels back in time to track down a cultish …

Bonus Interview: Tim Thomerson

February 3rd, 2015


As part of our coverage of Trancers, Mike spoke to actor, comedian, surfer Tim Thomerson about his career. Hear him talk about working with Stella Adler, David Letterman, Clint Eastwood, Sam Peckinpah, Mel Gibson, Lance …

TPB: Tremors

January 28th, 2015


Tremors stars Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward as two handymen living in the desert valley town called Perfection which is plagued by huge, voracious worms which they dub "Graboids."

TPB: Juliet of the Spirits

January 21st, 2015


We delve into Fellini territory again with a discussion of Juliet of the Spirits. This 1965 film was Federico Feelini's first foray into the …

TPB: Saturday Night Fever

January 14th, 2015


Boogie down as we discuss the 1977 disco classic Saturday Night Fever. We're joined by the director of 54, Mark Christopher, to talk about Tony Manero, Norman Wexler, Staying Alive, and more.

TPB: Once Upon a Time in the West

January 7th, 2015


On our 200th episode we look at Sergio Leone's epic Western, Once Upon a Time in the West. Released in 1968, the film was a follow-up to his "dollars …

TPB: The Prosecution of an American President

January 2nd, 2015


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to Vincent Bugliosi about his book, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder and the 2012 documentary from David J. Burke and Dave Hagen, The Prosecution …

TPB: Batman Returns

December 31st, 2014


We're looking at Tim Burton's Batman Returns. Special guests include screenwriters Sam Hamm and Daniel Waters along with writer Mark Reinhart (The Batman Filmography).

TPB: Season's Greetings Music Mix

December 25th, 2014


Happy Holidays from The Projection Booth. Here's some tunes to keep you going while you're "dashing through the snow" this season.

TPB: The Ice Harvest

December 24th, 2014


In The Ice Harvest, Charlie (John Cusack) is a mob lawyer in Wichita, Kansas who decides to rip off his boss (Randy Quaid) of just over $2 million. Charlie decides to bring in his pal, Vic (Billy Bob Thorton) to help on …

TPB: Death to Smoochy

December 17th, 2014


After Rainbow Randolph (Robin Williams) falls from grace, it's up to Sheldon Mopes (Edward Norton) as Smoochy, the singing rhino, to save the …

TPB: Idiocracy

December 10th, 2014


Mike Judge's 2006 de-evolution satire Idiocracy finds Private Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson), the "average American", 500 years in the future as the …

TPB: Hamburger The Motion Picture

December 3rd, 2014


Join us as we talk about one of the smartest sex comedies of the 1980s Hamburger: The Motion Picture. We talk to Hamburger director, Mike Marvin, and we're joined by Steve Sajdak of We Hate Movies.

TPB: The Burglar

November 26th, 2014


Noir November concludes with a discussion of Paul Wendkos's 1957 The Burglar and the 1971 adaptation of the same David Goodis novel, Le Casse.

TPB: In a Lonely Place

November 19th, 2014


Noir November continues with Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place. Based loosely on a novel by Dorothy B. Hughes, the film stars Humphrey Bogart as a …

TPB: Detour

November 12th, 2014


Noir November continues with a discussion of Edgar G Ulmer's Detour. Tom Neal stars as a down-on-his-luck musician who picks up the wrong hitchhiker (Ann Savage) in a tale of fickle fate, phones, and flashbacks.

TPB: The Big Heat

November 5th, 2014


We start off Noir November with a bang! It's Fritz Lang's 1953 flick The Big Heat, starring Glenn Ford as a straight-arrow cop who takes on corruption in Philadelphia.

TPB: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 30th, 2014


We would like, if we may, to talk to you about The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We're looking at the film and the fan phenomenon.

TPB: Election Special

October 29th, 2014


We've got a few politicians that are vying for your endorsement this week on this Election Special - Bob Roberts (BOB ROBERTS), Larry 'Lonesome' …

TPB: Liquid Sky

October 22nd, 2014


Directed in 1982 by Slava Tsukerman, Liquid Sky tells the tale of two women who live in a world steeped in sex, drugs, and that wacky New Wave music.

TPB: Ego Fest II

October 20th, 2014


Rob and Mike answer your emails and voicemails on this special episode. Find out about Rob's new book, Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology.

TPB: Tom McLoughlin's Strange Idea of Entertainment

October 17th, 2014


A Strange idea of Entertainment chronicles the life and career of mime, musician, actor and director Tom McLoughlin. Written by Joseph Maddrey, the book gives an in-depth look to an often overlooked talent.

TPB: Let's Scare Jessica to Death

October 15th, 2014


We're looking at the 1971 film Let's Scare Jessica to Death. Directed by John D Hancock and based on a screenplay by Lee Kalcheim, the film tells the tale of Jessica (Zohra Lampert) a woman who's back from an asylum and …

TPB: Special Report: Candida Royalle

October 13th, 2014


Mike talks to entrepreneur, author, director and former adult film star Candida Royalle about her career and the upcoming documentary about her from …

TPB: Special Report: Jason Reitman on Men, Women & Children & More

October 10th, 2014


Jason Reitman, director of Juno, Thank You for Smoking & Up In the Air returns with Men, Women & Children – a look at how the internet is changing and affecting our relationships.

TPB: American Mary

October 8th, 2014


We look at the 2012 film, American Mary. Directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska, the film tells the tale of a med student, Mary Mason (Katherine Isabelle), who is working towards becoming a surgeon but decides to pay her …

TPB: Working Girls

October 1st, 2014


Lizzie Borden's second feature film, Working Girls (1986) looks at the day in the life of a sex worker, her co-workers, her boss, and her clients.

TPB: Othello

September 24th, 2014


We conclude Shakespeare September with our look at Orson Welles's Othello. Filmed over a period of four years, the production was plagued with …

TPB: Richard III

September 17th, 2014


Shakespeare September continues with a look at the 1995 film Richard III, directed by Richard Loncraine and starring Ian McKellen.

TPB: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

September 10th, 2014


Shakespeare September continues with the 1990 film from writer/director Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, based upon Stoppard's own award-winning mid-sixties play.

TPB: Strange Brew

September 3rd, 2014


It's time to take off to the Great White North and officially kick-off Shakespeare September with The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew, an unorthodox take on William Shakespeare's Hamlet with Bob …

TPB: Titus

August 27th, 2014


As Roman month comes to a close we look at the 1999 film Titus, directed by Julie Taymor and based on the bloody tragedy by William Shakespeare, …

TPB: Fellini Satyricon

August 20th, 2014


Roman Month continues with the 1969 film, Fellini Satyricon. Based loosely on the remaining fragments of Petronius's voluminous work, the film is a …

TPB: Life of Brian

August 13th, 2014


The second feature narrative film from legendary British comedy troupe Monty Python's Flying Circus, Life of Brian finds the lads in Roman-occupied Judea circa 33 AD.

TPB: Caligula

August 6th, 2014


The 1979 film Caligula is a biopic about one of the most-wicked rulers of Rome. Directed by Tinto Brass, written by Gore Vidal and produced by Bob …

TPB: Zoom In: Sex Apartments

July 30th, 2014


We're looking at Naosuke Kurosawa's 1980 Japanese Roman Porno film Zoom In: Sex Apartments. Guests: Jerry Chandler of Synapse Films & Coffin Jon.

TPB: Waterpower

July 23rd, 2014


A notorious adult film which blends the true crime of Michael H. Kenyon and the movie Taxi Driver, Shaun Costello's Waterpower stars Jamie Gillis as …

TPB: The Woman Chaser Soundtrack

July 22nd, 2014


With the recently released digital version of Robinson Devor's The Woman Chaser, the original soundtrack had to be replaced due to rights and budget issues. Thanks to Mike's OCD, people can still enjoy the original …

Episode 175: Planet of the Vampires (1965)

July 16th, 2014


We examine this sci-fi classic from Mario Bava, Planet of the Vampires (AKA Terrore nello spazio) along with Troy Howarth, author of The Haunted World of Mario Bava.

TPB Special Report: Dick and Harry

July 11th, 2014


This special episode features interviews with Sophie Huber, director of Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction and Ejijah Drenner, director of That Guy Dick Miller, as well as a discussion of the new Documentary Podcast …

TPB: The Holy Mountain

July 9th, 2014


We examine Alejandro Jodorowsky's landmark 1973 philosophical film, The Holy Mountain, about nine adepts searching for immortality, undertaking a …

TPB: No Retreat, No Surrender

July 2nd, 2014


No Retreat, No Surrender, the 1986 low-budget martial arts film, stars Kurt McKinney as Jason Stillwell – a young man who continues to learn karate despite his father's wishes. He squares off against Jean-Claude Van …

TPB Special Report: Jonathan Ball on Crime Wave

June 27th, 2014


Mike talked to Dr. Jonathan Ball, author of the definitive book on John Paizs's Canadian classic, Crime Wave (AKA The Big Crime Wave).

TPB: Mother Night

June 25th, 2014


Perhaps the best adaptation of a Kurt Vonnegut work, Mother Night stars Nick Nolte as Howard W. Campbell, Jr. an American playwright whose Nazi …

TPB: The King of Marvin Gardens

June 18th, 2014


In Bob Rafelson's The King of Marvin Gardens, Bruce Dern as Jason, a small time conman who's working on a big deal and wants to share the score with …

TPB: Manhunter

June 11th, 2014


Michael Mann's Manhunter was a stylish serial killer film that has proved influential for decades. Other than being known as the first film appearance from Hannibal Lecter (a sublime Brian Cox), Manhunter helped give …

TPB Special Report: Adam Resnick's Will Not Attend

June 9th, 2014


Mike spoke to writer/director Adam Resnick about his new book, Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation, a collection of short …

TPB: Black Roses

June 4th, 2014


Are you ready to rock? A cautionary tale of the evils of Rock & Roll, Black Roses tells the tale of a demonic group who descend on unsuspecting …

TPB Special Report: Cinetopia 2014

June 2nd, 2014


Taking a look at the 2014 Cinetopia film festival taking place in Detroit and Ann Arbor from June 4-8, 2014.

TPB: The Devils

May 28th, 2014


It's fun for the whole family as we talk about Ken Russell's controversial 1971 film "The Devils". Censored for over 40 years because of content, …

TPB: Possession

May 21st, 2014


We're joined by Mr. Chris of the Outside the Cinema and Are You Serious podcasts to talk about Andrzej Zulawski's 1981 film Possession, a beautiful …

TPB: Boss Nigger

May 14th, 2014


Boss Nigger is one of the American Westerns that worked used the feel of the Euro-westerns that came to the fore in the mid-1960s, but with an African-American twist. The film stars Fred "The Hammer" Williamson as …

TPB: The King of Comedy

May 7th, 2014


We're taking the stage and talking about Martin Scorsese's comic masterpiece, The King of Comedy. Joining us is our old friend Skizz Cyzyk to talk to …

TPB Special Report: John Badham on Directing

May 5th, 2014


Mike talks to John Badham about his book, John Badham On Directing: Notes from the Set of Saturday Night Fever, War Games, and More.

TPB Special Report: Jodorowsky's Dune

May 2nd, 2014


Take a look at one of cinema's greatest tragedy's (and greatest influences), Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune. The 2013 documentary Jodorowsky's Dune tells the incredible tale of the surrealistic filmmaker gathering one of …

TPB: Blast of Silence

April 30th, 2014


Danger signal! It's an episode all about Allen Baron's 1961 neorealistic Blast of Silence, the story bad boy Frankie Bono, a hit man who comes to New …

TPB: The Bad Lieutenants

April 23rd, 2014


We're talking about Bad Lieutenant - the original and the sort of loose re-make by filmmakers Abel Ferrara and Werner Herzog. The 1992 original stars Harvey Keitel as the Bad Lieutenant in question who gets in over his …

TPB Special Report: Milius

April 22nd, 2014


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talked to Joey Figueroa about co-directing the feature documentary Milius. Figueroa discusses his early work with Kevin Smith and the challenges of capturing the …

TPB Special Report: Of Gingers and Little Fishes

April 20th, 2014


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks to Alexia Anastasio about a few of her current projects -- Little Fishes & Ginger Girls -- as well as crowdfunding and her earlier films such as Adventures …

TPB: Santo Vs The Diabolical Hatchet

April 16th, 2014


A run for the border is in order. We're talking about the Mexican icon, El Santo, and his thirteenth film, El hacha diabólica, with El Goro of the Talk Without Rhythm podcast. Plus, we discuss the idea of luchadores …

TPB: The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies

April 10th, 2014


Called "The Ingmar Bergman of 42nd Street," Joe Sarno delivered an usual blend of artfulness and sexiness to the raincoat crowd. On this special …

TPB: Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter

April 9th, 2014


From the creators of the Harry Knuckles films, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter resurrects the Christian messiah in modern day Ottawa to fight a plague of lesbian-hunting blood suckers. May the power of Christ impale you!

TPB: Deadheads

April 2nd, 2014


Mike and Brett are zombies. Somehow, they awake and decide to take a road trip to find Mike's lost love. The pair are unaware they are being chased by a company trying to hush up the zombie invasion. Deadheads is a …

TPB: Tainted: The Drunken Commentary

April 1st, 2014


In the fall of 1997, Projection Booth co-host Rob St. Mary co-produced (among other jobs) a low-budget vampire/comedy called Tainted. Released on DVD, the film is without a commentary track. Armed with a bottle of …

TPB: Toto le heros

March 26th, 2014


Thomas feels like his life was stolen from him when he was switched at birth. He lives a life of quiet desperation and fantasy as "Toto le Heros."

TPB Special Report: Freep Film Festival

March 20th, 2014


On this special report, Mike talks to Steve Byrne of the Detroit Free Press about the new Freep Film Festival that runs March 20-23, 2014.

TPB: Smoker

March 19th, 2014


Smoker tells the tale of Madame Suque (Sharon Mitchell), a sexual terrorist who creates an explosive device in the form of a marital aid. When her lackey (Ron Jeremy) accidentally sells it, all manner of voyeurism and …

TPB: Female Trouble

March 12th, 2014


We're looking at John Waters's Female Trouble. The 1974 film from the bard of Baltimore stars Divine as Dawn Davenport, a juvenile delinquent who runs into a fashionable crowd that believes crime increases your beauty. …

TPB: Black Dynamite

March 5th, 2014


For our third anniversary show, we're taking a look at Black Dynamite, one of the baddest muthas to ever take down kung-fu treachery. Our guests include director/writer Scott Sanders and writer/actor Byron Minns …

TPB: Bone

February 26th, 2014


We're rounding out Black History Month with a look at Larry Cohen's Bone, the story of a mysterious visitor (Yaphet Kotto) who tears apart the facade of suburban couple Bill (Andrew Duggan) and Bernadette (Joyce Van …

TPB: Bamboozled

February 19th, 2014


Burn some cork, put on your tap shoes and get ready to put on the "coon show" to end all "coon shows" as we talk about Spike Lee's 2000 satire of …

TPB: Hit

February 12th, 2014


We're looking at the 1973 action film HIT! from director Sidney J. Furie. The film stars Billy Dee Williams as federal agent Nick Allen. When Nick's sister takes a hot shot, he goes on the warpath for the people that …

TPB: Robocop Music Mix

February 10th, 2014


The Robocop remake is coming out this week so we're giving you a little taste of Robocop past with this music mix that dates, in part, back to our 16th episode. Enjoy!

TPB: Watermelon Man

February 5th, 2014


Jeff Gerber has a problem. He used to be a White insurance salesman. But, now, he's a Black man. Maybe it was too much soy sauce? Either way, it's a brand new world for this suburban bigot. Join us as we talk about …

TPB: Orgy of the Dead

January 29th, 2014


Can your heart stand a bevy of beautiful women who try to dance their way into the afterlife, judged by the Emperor of the Underworld (Criswell) and …

TPB: Cruising

January 22nd, 2014


A highly controversial film, William Friedkin's Cruising was as confusing as it was confused. It's a slasher film, of sorts, set in the leather bar scene of the late '70s.

TPB: Marjorie Conrad on Chemical Cut

January 17th, 2014


On this special episode, former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Marjorie Conrad talks about her upcoming feature film, Chemical Cut and gives the behind-the-scenes haps on ANTM, too.

TPB: Boys in the Sand

January 15th, 2014


Wakefield Poole's Boys in the Sand was one of the first adult films to find mainstream success. By itself, this is remarkable, that the "gay porn" …

TPB: Fred Williamson on Old School Gangstas 2

January 10th, 2014


We talked to Fred Williamson about Original Gangstas 2: Old School Gangstas, a project he's trying to get funded via Kickstarter. Give our interview …

TPB: Zardoz: Bonus Interview

January 9th, 2014


More of our interview with Brian Hoyle. Here he talks about his affection for Exorcist II: The Heretic.

TPB: Zardoz

January 8th, 2014


Ever want to see Sean Connery wearing a red diaper? Then look no further than John Boorman's Zardoz, a political allegory with nods to The Wizard of …

TPB: Zardoz Music Mix

January 6th, 2014


As mentioned in our Zardoz episode, there are a lot of songs related to the film. Here's a collection of Zardoz music for your listening pleasure.

TPB: Big Gus, What's the Fuss?

January 1st, 2014


Also known as Ha-Balash Ha'Amitz Shvartz (AKA Brave Detective, Schwartz) this early film co-directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Ami Artzi has been …

TPB: Black Shampoo

December 25th, 2013


We round out 2013 with coverage of our favorite films. This week, Mike picks Black Shampoo, the blaxploitation film from Greydon Clark about a Lothario hairdresser on the Sunset Strip who finds true love only to have it …

TPB: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

December 18th, 2013


We round out 2013 with coverage of our favorite films. This week, Rob picks The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, the surrealist masterpiece by director Luis Bunuel where a group of upper crust couples can't seem to …

TPB: The Brain that Wouldn't Die

December 11th, 2013


Is The Brain that Wouldn't Die a schlock classic or a treatise on unfettered male desire? Why not both? We're joined by Professor Kevin Heffernan, …

TPB: The Magnificent Ambersons

December 4th, 2013


Orson Welles's follow-up to Citizen Kane adapted Booth Tarkington's Pulitzer prize-winning novel about industrial progress and the loss of innocence …

TPB: Bettie Page Reveals All

November 29th, 2013


America's favorite pin-up girl, Bettie Page, still casts her alluring shadow over popular culture. In Mark Mori's Bettie Page Reveals All, we hear …

TPB: Eating Raoul

November 27th, 2013


For Thanksgiving, enjoy the story of Reagan-era morality and economics gone wild: Eating Raoul put "cult filmmaker" Paul Bartel on the map with a …

TPB: Executive Action

November 20th, 2013


In honor of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, we're looking at Executive Action, one of the first films to tackle the events of 11/23/1963. We also talk about related films such as JFK, …

TPB: Blow Out: Bonus Interview: Bill Mesce

November 14th, 2013


The rest of our interview with Bill Mesce Jr. He talks about Road Ends, The Versace Murder, Dinosaur Babes, and more.

TPB: Blow Out

November 13th, 2013


Brian DePalma's Blow Out takes on Antonioni, Coppola and Zapruder. The 1981 film stands as John Travolta's finest performance. We're joined by Jamey …

TPB: John Sayles on Go For Sisters & the State of Independent Film

November 8th, 2013


In this special episode of The Projection Booth, John Sayles talks about his new film Go For Sisters, lessons learned working for Roger Corman, and the state of independent film.

TPB: Cabin Boy

November 6th, 2013


Ahoy! Cabin Boy is an absurdist comedy starring Chris Elliott as a snobbish "fancy lad" who makes a wrong turn, ends up on the wrong boat and heads out on the seas with a bunch of salty dogs aboard "The Filthy Whore." …

TPB Special Report: Detroit Unleaded Comes Home

November 1st, 2013


Detroit Unleaded is a slice-of-life romantic dramedy that centers around a 24-hour gas station in Detroit. ​Between Detroit and Arab-America, Sami …

TPB: The Devil in Miss Jones

October 30th, 2013


Just in time for Devil's Night, we're talking about the classic adult film with Golden Goddesses author Jill Nelson. We interviewed Miss Jones, …

TPB: Help Zoe Cassavetes Create Day Out of Days

October 25th, 2013


Filmmaker Zoe Cassavetes talks about her new project, Day Out of Days, about a once well-known actress who struggles to maintain her sanity and …

TPB: Who Can Kill A Child?

October 23rd, 2013


We discuss Narciso Ibáñez Serrador's ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? (AKA Who Can Kill A Child?) with Nicholas Schlegel, co-host of the That's a Wrap …

TPB: The Projection Booth App

October 20th, 2013


It's that time! The Projection Booth application is ready to download!

TPB: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

October 16th, 2013


Through the dark of future past, the magician longs to see, one chance out between two worlds... Fire Walk with Me. We're talking Twin Peaks, Fire Walk with Me, and more on this deluxe episode. We're joined by Christine …

TPB: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me: Music Mix

October 12th, 2013


A music mix to go along with our Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me episode.

TPB: Good Hair

October 9th, 2013


Two pasty, balding guys take a look at Chris Rock's documentary about African American hair. Fortunately, we're joined by Detroit area radio host & media personality, Erica Murphy, along with David "Hump the …

TPB: Mr. Freedom

October 2nd, 2013


William Klein's Mr. Freedom skewers jingoistic patriotism. It's an incredible parody of superheroes and the Military Industrial complex. Our guest co-host, Phil Hall, is the author of The Greatest Bad Movies of All Time …

TPB Special Report: Detroit Institute of Arts' Watch Me Move

September 29th, 2013


Running from October 6, 2013 to January 5, 2014, the "Watch Me Move" exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts examines the history and artistry of …

TPB Special Report: Adam Rifkin & Penn Jillette building Director's Cut

September 28th, 2013


In this special report of The Projection Booth, we are joined by writer/director Adam Rifkin about the current effort to crowdfund a film written/starring Penn Jillette called Director's Cut.

TPB: There Will Be Blood

September 25th, 2013


We drink your milkshake and talk about PT Anderson's modern classic, There Will Be Blood.

TPB Special Report: The Aspen & Blue Water Film Festivals

September 20th, 2013


On this special episode, Rob and Mike discuss the Aspen and Blue Water Film Festivals. They discuss the films, the festivals themselves, and the role …

TPB: Myra Breckinridge

September 18th, 2013


One of the most infamous films of the '70s, Myra Breckinridge was based on a novel by Gore Vidal about Myron, a young man trying to make it in …

TPB: Seconds

September 11th, 2013


Are you your face or what's inside? A man (John Randolph/Rock Hudson) gets a second chance at life in this often-ignored John Frankenheimer film …

TPB: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

September 4th, 2013


From the deep reaches of space the pods arrive, ready to take over the human race, erasing our humanity and turning us into walking vegetables. We're looking at the four versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (and a …

TPB: Sorcerer

August 28th, 2013


Four men ride along dangerous mountain roads carrying nitro glycerin to put out an oil fire. That's the gist of William Friedkin's Sorcerer -- an adaptation of Georges Arnaud's Wages of Fear -- the movie that pushed the …

TPB: Surf Nazis Must Die

August 21st, 2013


The Fourth Reich hangs ten in Peter George's Surf Nazis Must Die, the post-apocalyptic tale of Nazi surfers trying to take over the beaches and …

TPB: Gremlins

August 14th, 2013


We continue our interview with Joe Dante this week as we talk about Gremlins, one of a pair of Steven Spielberg-related films that brought about the PG-13 rating in 1984. We also discuss Gremlins 2: The New Batch, one …

TPB: WR - Mysteries of the Organism

August 7th, 2013


Dušan Makavejev's WR: Mysteries of the Organism mixes a documentary on psychologist Wilhelm Reich with the World Revolution of the late '60s/early …

TPB: I Am Divine

July 31st, 2013


We're talking about the most beautiful woman in the world, Divine, and the new documentary by Jeffrey Schwarz, I Am Divine. We also chat to …

TPB: There She Is

July 27th, 2013


There She Is, a documentary about plus-sized beauty queens, challenges many folks' preconceived notions of beauty and sexuality. We talk to …

TPB: Cleanflix

July 24th, 2013


We discuss sex, violence, ratings, and censorship just in time for Pioneer Day. We're looking at Cleanflix, a documentary about the "sanitization" …

TPB: The Revenge of VHS

July 21st, 2013


Every good thing deserves a sequel and our VHS Extravaganza episode is no exception. We're back to talking about this former format, NTSC, the theatrical experience, and so much more with Noel Mellor of the Adventures …

TPB: Hackers

July 17th, 2013


Hack the planet! We dive headlong into Iain Softley's 1995 film, Hackers, and explore how the film presents a candy-colored version of the nascent …

TPB: Near Dark

July 10th, 2013


Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark is a hybrid vampire film in which "The V Word" is never uttered. We discuss this film, penned by screenwriter Eric Red, and other vampire flicks this episode. Special Guests: Lance …

TPB: Death Race 2000

July 3rd, 2013


Celebrate your independence with this most American of our national sports, the Death Race! We're joined this week by Adam Spiegelman of the Proudly …

TPB: Hit & Stay

June 26th, 2013


A look at Hit & Stay, a documentary that looks at the anti-war activism movement from the Catonsville 9 to the Camden 28 and beyond. Recorded at the Waterfront Film Festival in South Haven, Michigan.

TPB: VHS Extravaganza

June 19th, 2013


It's our super ultra deluxe extravaganza about all things VHS. We're talking to the filmmakers behind Rewind This!, Adjust Your Tracking, Plastic …

TPB: The Rep

June 12th, 2013


The lights are going down on repertory cinemas around the globe thanks to digital projection and the evolution of home cinema. We're talking about …

TPB: Battlefield Earth

June 5th, 2013


We conclude our two-part look at Scientology and the movies with Battlefield Earth. We debate the veracity that it's "The Worst Film Ever Made" and …

TPB Special Report: Cinetopia 2013

June 2nd, 2013


On this special episode of The Projection Booth we discuss the 2nd Annual Cinetopia Film Festival which takes place in Ann Arbor and Detroit the weekend of June 6, 2013.

TPB: Mock Up on Mu

May 28th, 2013


In the first of our two-part series on Scientology in Film, we look at Craig Baldwin's Mock Up on Mu, a story of sex magick, science fiction, and …

TPB: The Howling

May 22nd, 2013


We dive head first into Joe Dante's The Howling (and the rest of the book and movie franchise) along with Josh Hadley of the Radiodrome, What the F*ck and Lost in the Static podcasts.

TPB: Singapore Sling

May 15th, 2013


Nikos Nikolaidis's Singapore Sling is a bizarro sequel to Otto Preminger's Laura and one of the few Greek films that have made it onto the podcast. …

TPB: Two-Lane Blacktop

May 8th, 2013


We discuss the transcendental road film Two-Lane Blacktop along with director Monte Hellman.

TPB: Bonus Episode: Egofest

May 6th, 2013


In this special episode of The Projection Booth, we talk about the Aspen Film Festival, the Kansas City Film Festival, upcoming episodes, and conspiracy theories.

TPB: A Scent of Heather

May 1st, 2013


Featuring the lion's share of our interview with Jane Hamilton (AKA Veronica Hart), we're looking at A Scent of Heather, her screen debut. We're …

TPB: The Opening of Misty Beethoven

April 24th, 2013


We're talking about Radley Metzger's The Opening of Misty Beethoven, a re-telling of Pygmalion made at the height of porno chic. We're joined by Steven Morowitz of Distribpix and Veronica Hart, director of the musical …

TPB: Prime Cut

April 17th, 2013


Fire up the grill and get ready to talk about all thinks Lee Marvin. We're biting into Michael Ritchie's Prime Cut along with Dwayne Epstein, author of Lee Marvin: Point Blank. We also talk with Cameron Ashley of The …

TPB: Martin

April 10th, 2013


George Romero's Martin is a remarkable vampire film made at the high point of Romero's career. Our special co-host, Edward G. Pettit, is a freelance writer, book reviewer, film presenter, professor and literary …

TPB: Branded to Kill

April 3rd, 2013


Boil some rice and kick back with our discussion of Seijun Suzuki's madcap Yakuza film, Branded to Kill. We're joined by Coffin Jon of VCinema and Bill By Force of Outside the Cinema.

TPB: The Last Temptation of Christ

March 27th, 2013


Just in time for Easter, Rob & Mike look at the making of and controversy surrounding Martin Scorsese's controversial film, The Last Temptation of Christ. Interviews include cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and …

TPB: Last Temptation of Christ Music Mix

March 23rd, 2013


Music mix for our Last Temptation of Christ episode. Features tunes from King Missle, Soundgarden, Elvis Hitler, Jello Biafra, Ministry, and more.

TPB: The Last Seduction

March 20th, 2013


Joining the Projection Booth this week is author Christa Faust, a true Femme Fatale, to talk about director John Dahl's The Last Seduction. The episode features an interview with Dahl about his early days in the …

TPB: For Y'ur Height Only

March 13th, 2013


It's all about the Weng Weng when it comes to this classic Filipinosploitation flick about a miniature secret agent. We're joined by Andrew Leavold, …

TPB: Blue Velvet

March 6th, 2013


We're joined by director Vincenzo Natali to talk about David Lynch's Blue Velvet, a neonoir that examines the underbelly of idyllic small town life. Grab your PBR and get ready to rock.

TPB: Careful

February 27th, 2013


The story of family secrets and forbidden love, Careful is set in the mountain village of Tolzbad where destruction by avalanche is imminent. You …

TPB: Song of the South

February 20th, 2013


In celebration of Black History Month, we discuss Disney's most controversial film, Song of the South. We talk about its origins in the stories of Joel Chandler Harris and the long, strange history of the film.

TPB: Reservoir Dogs

February 13th, 2013


We look at the influences on and of Reservoir Dogs, the seminal crime film, along with other works from director Quentin Tarantino. We interviewed …

TPB: K-Billy Super Sounds of the 70s

February 8th, 2013


Have you ever listened to K-Billy's Super Sounds of the '70s? We're dropping this bonus bunch of music in anticipation of our upcoming episode on Reservoir Dogs. This mix is an hour or so of what KBILLY might sound …

TPB: Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park

February 6th, 2013


You wanted the best, you got the best. It's our gala 100th episode all about KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, the infamous TV movie where KISS gained superpowers and went on a Scooby Doo adventure.

TPB: Starship Troopers

January 30th, 2013


One of the most subversive films of the last twenty years, Starship Troopers tells the story of Robert Heinlein's controversial sci-fi novel.

TPB: Love and Death

January 23rd, 2013


We're looking at Woody Allen's Love & Death from 1975. It's a mix of The Marx Brothers and Fyodor Dostoevsky. We're joined by special guest co-host Keith Gordon.

TPB: Love and Death: Bonus Interview

January 22nd, 2013


More of our interview with Keith Gordon about the current state of Hollywood, his project with Christopher Nolan, and his upcoming work on Dexter.

TPB: Deep Red

January 16th, 2013


We return to Argento-land with this fan favorite, Deep Red. We're joined by Badasses, Boobs, and Bodycounts podcast host Mike Murphy and feature interviews with Goblin's Claudio Simonetti, professor Elena Past, and film …

TPB: Peeping Tom

January 9th, 2013


Michael Powell's landmark serial killer film, Peeping Tom, is an exercise in terror and voyeurism. Rob and Mike talk about scopophilia, the role of …

TPB: The Last Starfighter

January 2nd, 2013


We start off 2013 right with a discussion of Nick Castle's The Last Starfighter, in which a young man conquers a video game only to find him recruited into an interstellar war.

TPB: Eyes Wide Shut

December 26th, 2012


The year wraps up with Eyes Wide Shut, the final film from director Stanley Kubrick. We're joined this week by Lex of Love & Sex with Lex as we talk about this tale of frustration and deception.

TPB: Django Kill! If You Live, Shoot!

December 19th, 2012


One of the most unusual Westerns ever made, Django Kill! is a gothic horror film cum surrealist shoot 'em up. We're joined this week by Kevin Grant, author of Any Gun Can Play: The Essential Guide to Euro-Westerns.

TPB: Simon

December 11th, 2012


Alan Arkin stars as Simon, a blowhard scientist who gets recruited by a brain trust that secretly runs the world. They convince him that he's an alien in order to see how the world will react.

TPB: Equinox

December 5th, 2012


Four friends visit their professor friend in the remote woods. The professor has used an ancient book to unleash a terrible evil that will torment the two couples. The Evil Dead? No, Equinox -- a low-budget precursor to …

TPB: Mothra

November 28th, 2012


Mothra, one of a long line of kaiju (giant monster) films from Japan. This one deals with nuclear testing, religion, primitive cultures, and a big …

Episode 89: Ricky 6

November 21st, 2012


Say, do you love Satan? Ricky Kasso did. Writer/director Peter Filardi based Ricky 6 on the Kasso case. We're joined this week by Arkham Film Society's Josh Gravel as we talk about "satanic panic," backward masking, and …

TPB: Shoot the Piano Player

November 14th, 2012


Edouard Saroyan plays piano in a rinky dink honky tonk in Paris when he used to tickle the ivories in the best concert halls. We see his fall from grace and into the icy hands of fate in this adaptation of David …

TPB: Pastoral: To Die in Country

November 7th, 2012


Shuji Terayama's Pastoral - To Die In Country / Den-en ni shisu is the eclectic filmmaker's second feature film. It's the story of a filmmaker telling the tale of his young life and revising it on the fly in a highly …

TPB: Secret Honor

October 31st, 2012


Celebrate your freedom with this episode on Robert Altman's Secret Honor -- a film made in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Secret Honor is a one-man film starring Philip Baker Hall as Richard Nixon. Don't forget to vote!

TPB: Terror Firmer

October 24th, 2012


Loosely based on "All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger", Terror Firmer has Lloyd Kaufman as a blind director making a very low budget film.

TPB Special Report: The Massacre

October 22nd, 2012


Reported from the event, this is a special episode all about the Massacre -- a 24 hour movie marathon of features and shorts that took place at the Portage Theater in Chicago, Illinois.

TPB: Shadow of a Doubt

October 17th, 2012


One of Hitchcock's favorite films, Shadow of a Doubt stars Joseph Cotten as Uncle Charlie -- the savior of his sister's Santa Rosa family... or is he?

TPB: Saint Jack

October 10th, 2012


We're sailing off to Singapore this week with Saint Jack, a sorely overlooked film in Peter Bogdanovich's oeuvre starring Ben Gazarra as the titular …

TPB: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

October 3rd, 2012


Warren Oates gives a powerhouse performance in this tale of murder and intrigue south of the border. We talked to screenwriter Gordon Dawson and …

TPB: Mimesis

September 28th, 2012


Why watch a horror film when you can live one? That's the question posed in Doug Schultz's Mimesis, an homage to George Romero's Night of the Living …

TPB: Mimesis Bonus: Sid Haig

September 27th, 2012


Bonus: More of our interview with Sid Haig. We talk to him about Jason of Star Command, THX-1138, Busting, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, and so much more.

TPB: The Haunting of Julia

September 26th, 2012


This creepy, overlooked horror movie stars Mia Farrow as a harrowed wife and mother who unravels the mystery behind her new house, haunted by what might be the spirit of her dead daughter.

TPB: The Haunting of Julia Bonus: Richard Loncraine

September 25th, 2012


Bonus: More of our interview with director Richard Loncraine. Here he talks about Richard III, his upcoming project(s) and the invention of the Newton's Cradle.

TPB Special Report: Blade Runner

September 21st, 2012


What can be said about Blade Runner that hasn't been said before? Hopefully you'll hear some new stuff in this special look at this seminal sci-fi …

TPB: The Thirteenth Floor

September 19th, 2012


Josef Rusnak's The Thirteenth Floor, a sci-fi flick from 1999, was mistaken for a "Matrix rip-off" upon release. The film was based on the 1964 …

TPB: The Thirteenth Floor Bonus: Michael Ballhaus

September 18th, 2012


Bonus interview with cinematographer of World on a Wire and producer of The Thirteenth Floor, Michael Ballhaus.

TPB: The Thirteenth Floor Bonus: Craig Bierko

September 17th, 2012


In this bonus interview with Craig Bierko, we discuss Scary Movie 4, Cinderella Man, Easy to Assemble, and much more.

TPB Special Report: Detropia

September 14th, 2012


Continuing our coverage of Detroit this week, we're looking at the new documentary Detropia as well as some other Detroit docs such as Detroit Wild City and After the Factory.

TPB: Detroit 9000

September 12th, 2012


We're reporting from downtown Detroit from the locations used in Arthur Marks's policier Detroit 9000, the story of a black and white cop who get the …

TPB Special Report: QWERTY

September 7th, 2012


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, we talk about the new indie rom com QWERTY and how we're bringing it to the Maple Theater in October!

TPB: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

September 5th, 2012


Are you familiar with the Klingon proverb that revenge is a dish best served cold? It is very cold in space... The first sequel in the Star Trek film …

TPB: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

August 29th, 2012


Dario Argento's freshman film is an exercise in style and suspense. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage reworks Fredric Brown's Screaming Mimi through a giallo perspective.

TPB: Tromeo & Juliet

August 22nd, 2012


Troma gave the bird to the bard in this reworking of Shakespeare's classic.

TPB: The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

August 15th, 2012


It's booty time across the USA! We're discussing the ill-fated Andrew "Dice" Clay vehicle The Adventures of Ford Fairlane in which he portrays a rock …

TPB: Ford Fairlane Bonus Interview: Floyd Mutrux

August 14th, 2012


More of the interview with writer Floyd Mutrux from the Adventures of Ford Fairlane episode.

TPB: Ford Fairlane Bonus Interview: Rex Weiner

August 13th, 2012


More of the interview with writer Rex Weiner from the Adventures of Ford Fairlane episode.

TPB: Ford Fairlane Bonus Interview: Daniel Waters

August 12th, 2012


More of the interview with writer Daniel Waters from the Adventures of Ford Fairlane episode.

TPB: CSA: The Confederate States of America

August 8th, 2012


What if the South had won the Civil War? It might look a lot like Kevin Willmott's acerbic mockumentary.

TPB: The Coffin Joe Trilogy

August 1st, 2012


This night he'll possess your corpse then at midnight he'll take your soul... Yes, Coffin Joe is the embodiment of evil...Jose Mojica Marins remains …

TPB: Raw Force

July 25th, 2012


Kung Fu, Cannibals, Zombie Samurais, topless girls, green gravediggers, and Adolph Hitler... That's just a start of what Edward D. Murphy's Raw Force …

TPB: An American Hippie in Israel

July 18th, 2012


Four friends search for freedom in Israel and find something else in Amos Sefer's An American Hippie in Israel, an arthouse exploitation flick.

TPB Special Report: Jubilee Hitchhiker

July 11th, 2012


Novelist and screenwriter William Hjortsberg (Legend, Angel Heart) gives the scoop on his book Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan. The book is an exhaustive look at one of the most fascinating …

TPB: Vanishing Point

July 4th, 2012


Celebrate your independence with Vanishing Point. One of the best road movies of the '70s, the film tells the story of Kowalski (Barry Newman), a …

TPB: The Toxic Avenger

June 27th, 2012


Melvin was a 90 pound weakling until nuclear waste turned him into The Toxic Avenger... We're talking to special guest Lloyd Kaufman about the film that re-defined Troma, spawned three sequels (so far), a kids' cartoon, …

TPB: Raw Talent

June 20th, 2012


Raw Talent is the story of a struggling actor (Jerry Butler) who ends up in the world of adult film, manipulated by an underhanded female director …

TPB: Raw Talent Bonus Interview: Jerry Butler

June 19th, 2012


Bonus episode for our Raw Talent show. This is an interview with Jerry Butler.

TPB: Raw Talent Bonus Interview: Joyce Snyder

June 18th, 2012


Bonus episode for our Raw Talent show. These are extra excerpts from the interview with Joyce Snyder.

TPB: Raw Talent Bonus Interview: Larry Revene

June 17th, 2012


Bonus episode for our Raw Talent show. This is the second part of the interview with Larry Revene.

TPB: Battles without Honor and Humanity

June 13th, 2012


The opening film in the epic tale of loyalty and betrayal amongst post-war Yakuza, Fukasaku's Battles without Honor and Humanity was a cynical look at Japanese society. Returning to the Projection Booth this week is …

TPB: Freejack

June 6th, 2012


Come with us to the distant future, 2009, as we talk about Freejack, a dystopian flick about bodysnatching and hair gel.

TPB: The Legend of Boggy Creek

May 30th, 2012


Rob and Mike head up to the wilds of northern Michigan with Cine du Sasquatch expert -- and author of The Bigfoot Filmography -- Dave Coleman, to …

TPB: Flooding with Love for First Blood, Son

May 23rd, 2012


Just in time for Memorial Day, The Projection Booth honors those who served by serving up a "super mega epic" episode looking at the various incarnations of First Blood, from David Morrell's book, to the Ted Kotcheff …

TPB: Cinetopia and The State of Michigan Film

May 18th, 2012


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike looks at the Cinetopia film festival in Ann Arbor and the state of the state's film scene. This episode also includes upcoming festival deadlines, festivals, …

TPB: Salo or The 120 Days of Sodom

May 16th, 2012


Pier Paolo Pasolini's controversial, shocking, and darkly comical artsploitation flick, Salo (or The 120 Days of Sodom) is based on a work by the …

TPB: Miami Blues

May 9th, 2012


Real badge. Real gun. Fake cop. That's Miami Blues in six words but there's so much more than that to this terrific adaptation of Charles Willeford's work by George Armitage.

TPB: The Ghastly Love of Johnny X

May 2nd, 2012


Witness the sordid tale of juvenile delinquents from outer space and their rebellious rampage of resurrection and rock & roll in The Ghastly Love …

TPB: Grace of My Heart

April 25th, 2012


Allison Anders's Grace of My Heart tells the story of Edna Buxton (Illeana Douglas), a singer/songwriter whose life and loves are documented through song.

TPB: Superbman: The Other Movie

April 18th, 2012


You will believe a pie can fly after we talk about Superbman: The Other Movie, a parody flick from the early '80s. Rob and Mike also discuss parodies, fan films, and other cinematic tributes.

TPB: An Honest Liar

April 11th, 2012


The Amazing Randi has made a career out of outing charlatans and injecting a needed dose of rational thinking to an irrational world. Now he's the subject of a new documentary, An Honest Liar.

TPB: Night Dreams

April 4th, 2012


An avant-garde adult film, Night Dreams shows the erotic fantasies of Mrs. Van Houten (Dorothy La May) in nightmarish detail. Directed by F.X. Pope …

TPB: Mean Guns

March 28th, 2012


Take a bunch of hardened criminals, set them at one another at the behest of Ice-T, and add a mambo beat... that's the genius of Albert Pyun's Mean Guns.

TPB: Putney Swope

March 21st, 2012


We're gonna sink the boat on this episode of The Projection Booth with special guest Robert Downey as we talk about Putney Swope and much more.

TPB: The Hitcher

March 14th, 2012


There's a killer on the road... John Ryder (Rutger Hauer). He's The Hitcher and he's terrorizing Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) in Robert Harmon's classic road terror flick.

TPB: The Visitor

March 7th, 2012


The battle between good an evil gets worked out via an all-star cast in The Visitor, a crazy Italian/American hybrid. Cue the music....

TPB: Frankenhooker

February 29th, 2012


Be sure to bring a date to this special episode of The Projection Booth celebrating Frankenhooker and our one year anniversary. WSG Frank Henenlotter and new co-host, Rob St. Mary!

TPB: Battle Royale

February 22nd, 2012


Are you ready to rumble? Join us on the island this week for legendary filmmaker Kinji Fukasaku's 60th and final film, Battle Royale.

TPB: Cube

February 15th, 2012


Cube, a low-budget character study from Canada, kick-started Vincenzo Natali's career in creating intelligent science fiction films.

TPB: Series 7: The Contenders

February 8th, 2012


A modern day gladiatorial exhibition where contestants fight to stay alive... all for our television entertainment in Series 7: The Contenders.

TPB: Chicken Park

February 2nd, 2012


Chicken Park is a "parody" of Jurassic Park but with chickens. Funny, no? No. This cinematic monstrosity comes to American shores courtesy of Jerry Cala.

TPB: Manos: The Hands of Fate

January 27th, 2012


The Master will be pleased. Manos: The Hands of Fate is a classic tale of lust, love, and betrayal. Hear Ben Solovey talk about how he's restoring …

TPB: Score

January 25th, 2012


Break out the pepper mill and poppers, it's time to talk about Radley Metzger's groundbreaking erotica, Score. Bring someone you want to excite.

TPB: The Apple

January 18th, 2012


Life is nothing but showbusiness in 1994... in The Apple, a 1980 Israeli musical retelling of Genesis, Revelation and Faust.

TPB: Punishment Park

January 13th, 2012


In this special #Occupy edition of the Projection Booth, we look at Peter Watkins's seminal faux documentary film Punishment Park and discuss what it means forty years later.

TPB: Static

January 11th, 2012


A quirky little film from Mark Romanek and Keith Gordon, Static tells the tale of Ernie Blick, an inventor whose latest creation will revolutionize …

TPB: Static Bonus Interview: Keith Gordon

January 10th, 2012


More of the interview with writer/director/producer/actor/nice guy Keith Gordon from the Static episode.

TPB: Auschwitz

January 4th, 2012


Love him or hate him, Uwe Boll makes some of the most challenging films around. Auschwitz puts Boll into new territory with this harrowing mix of …

TPB: The American Astronaut

December 28th, 2011


Follow the adventures of Samuel Curtis (writer/director Cory McAbee) as he travels through the solar system on a quest to recover the body of Johnny …

TPB: Not Bad for a Human

December 22nd, 2011


This special episode features an interview with Joseph Maddrey, author of Nighmares in Red, White & Blue, The Making of T.S. Eliot, and co-author of Not Bad for a Human, all about Lance Henriksen.

TPB: Electra Glide in Blue

December 21st, 2011


A motorcycle cop (Robert Blake) with a code of honor can't make it in the turbulent early '70s. That's the story of Electra Glide in Blue but The …

TPB: Straight Time

December 14th, 2011


Dustin Hoffman stars in the adaptation of Edward Bunker's No Beast So Fierce, Ulu Grossbard's Straight Time. Along for the ride is the author of The Suicide Game, Andy Rausch.

TPB: Bloodsucking Freaks

December 7th, 2011


Are you ready to accept our domination? WDET reporter Rob St. Mary joins Mike in the Theater of the Macabre as we dissect Bloodsucking Freaks, a classic of exploitation from director Joel M. Reed.

TPB: The Italian Connection

November 30th, 2011


Delve into the world of Eurocrime with a look at Fernando DiLeo's The Italian Connection along with Eurocrime documentary director Mike Malloy.

TPB: The Woman Chaser

November 23rd, 2011


A tragically overlooked and underrated film adaptation of Charles Willeford's psychotic look at the movie industry through the eyes of used car salesman Richard Hudson, this film was the toast of the indie movie scene …

TPB: World's Greatest Sinner

November 16th, 2011


Joining me in the Projection Booth this week is Marisa Young of The Timothy Carey Experience. We're looking at Carey's pièce de résistance, World's Greatest Sinner, the story of one man's desire to be god.

TPB: Hickey & Boggs

November 9th, 2011


Hickey & Boggs, a nihilistic neonoir directed by and starring Robert Culp, gets examined in The Projection Booth by Mike and Mondo Justin along …

TPB: High & Low

November 2nd, 2011


Joining Mike & Mondo Justin is VCinema's Coffin Jon. The trio talks about Akira Kurosawa's noir classic, High & Low.

TPB: Last Action Hero - Part 2

October 28th, 2011


Unable to let sleeping dogs lie, Mike and Mondo Justin get back in the ring with The Samurai from GGTMC and continue to duke it out about Last Action Hero. Also in the fray are user call-in comments. Get ready to rumble …

TPB: The Spook Who Sat by the Door

October 26th, 2011


The revolution will not be televised. It'll be a subversive flick from director Ivan Dixon and writer Sam Greenlee, The Spook Who Sat by the Door.

TPB: The Man from Earth

October 19th, 2011


David Lee Smith is John Oldman, a college professor who reveals to his colleagues that he's actually a centuries-old caveman. So begins a captivating …

TPB: The Killer

October 12th, 2011


One podcast. Two men. Ten Thousand Bullets. We're looking at John Woo's landmark action film The Killer; examining its origin and impact. Our special …

TPB: Big Wednesday

October 5th, 2011


It's been called the greatest surfing movie of all time. But Big Wednesday is so very much more than just a film about surfing. It's a story of epic friendship, and the changing of the tides in one's life.

TPB: Desperate Living

September 28th, 2011


Take a trip with Mike and Mondo Justin to Mortville where we'll be joined by writer/director John Waters and star Mink Stole as we talk about the …

TPB: Last Action Hero

September 21st, 2011


Mike and Mondo Justin are joined by The Samurai from The GGTMC podcast. They'll be discussing the misunderstood and justly maligned big ticket summer …

TPB: Darktown Strutters

September 14th, 2011


We're hopping on our hogs and talking about the Darktown Strutters, one of the most madcap blaxploitation flicks ever made. Come with us as we follow …

TPB: Kenneth Anger: Magick Lantern Cycle

September 7th, 2011


Mike and Mondo Justin examine the dangerously influential dark cinematic magick of movie magus Kenneth Anger. The guys break down Anger's infamous Magick Lantern Cycle noting its significant impact on underground film …

TPB: Phantom of the Paradise

August 31st, 2011


Salutations from the other side! Mike and Mondo Justin are joined this week by Ari the Principal Archivist at as we dissect Brian De …

TPB: Shag

August 24th, 2011


Mike and Justin are on-the-road again, coming to you from under an umbrella on sunny beaches of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The guys look back at …

TPB: Fright Night

August 19th, 2011


Mike and Mondo Justin bring you a bonus show about FRIGHT NIGHT and the 2011 re-imagining. Justin chats with writer/director of the 1985 film Tom …

TPB: The Forbidden Zone

August 17th, 2011


Go down, down, down to The Forbidden Zone with Mike, Mondo Justin, and special guest commentator Skizz Cyzyk discuss the cult film favorite; a mix of …

TPB: Streets of Fire

August 10th, 2011


This week Mike and Mondo Justin get crazy and have a blast chatting about the 1984 Walter Hill directed, STREETS OF FIRE. Justin talks with the star of the film, Michael Paré

TPB: Captain America

August 5th, 2011


When Captain America throws his mighty sheild, all those who chose to oppose his sheild must yeild -- including Mike and Mondo Justin along with special co-host, fellow Jackalope Jockey Josh Hadley.

TPB: Tapeheads

August 3rd, 2011


Let's get into trouble, baby! It's time to look at the 1988 film Tapeheads starring John Cusack, Tim Robbins, and a whole heck of a lot of other …

TPB: Traxx

July 27th, 2011


Chili flavored cookies anyone? The guys look back at this vastly forgotten and ahead of it's time not-on-DVD action spoof about a world mercenary who suddenly decides to retire to become a famous cookie baker.

TPB: Crime Wave

July 20th, 2011


Then, from the north, came John Paizs's wonderful, quirky comedy from 1985, Crime Wave. Mike and Mondo Justin are joined this week by Skizz Cyzyk in …

TPB: The Big Red One

July 13th, 2011


Film is a battleground this week as Mike and Mondo Justin storm Sam Fuller's masterpiece, THE BIG RED ONE. While smoking Fuller's favorite cigar, the …

TPB: Candy Tangerine Man

July 6th, 2011


Mike and Mondo Justin hang out with the actual blades and hookers on the Sunset Strip this week as they talk about Baron, AKA the Candy Tangerine Man. Loving husband by day... pimp by night. Special guest director Matt …

TPB: The Warriors

June 29th, 2011


Come out and play with Mike and Mondo Justin as they come to you from the depths of New York City. The guys make podcast history by examining the 1979 Walter Hill classic, The Warriors, with the majority cast by their …

TPB: Robocop

June 22nd, 2011


Mike and Mondo Justin take to the streets of Old Detroit looking for their city's savoir, Robocop. Join us as we talk to some of the folks behind the …

TPB: The Art of Dying

June 15th, 2011


Mike and Mondo Justin take a look at the underrated late night cable gem in the rough, THE ART OF DYING This Hollywood Noir twists and turns more …

TPB: Flight to Fury

June 8th, 2011


Monte Hellman joins Mike & Mondo Justin in The Projection Booth to discuss his classic flick Flight to Fury along with his latest directorial effort, Road to Nowhere. They talk about low budget filmmaking and the …

TPB: Deadbeat at Dawn

June 1st, 2011


Mike and Mondo Justin are joined by a friend and the show's first guest host, Jason Buchanan of All Movie Guide. The threesome discuss this 1988 low-fi masterpiece of film, DEADBEAT AT DAWN.

TPB: Shock Treatment

May 25th, 2011


You'll find Mike and Mondo Justin in Denton this week, discussing the quasi-sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jim Sharman's 1981 film Shock Treatment. Mike's gearing up for a screening at 92Y in NYC on 5/27/2011 …

TPB: Freaked

May 18th, 2011


This isn't a podcast, it's an historical event. Mike and Mondo Justin have the totally twisted and hilarious creators of this cult classic on board. …

TPB: Head

May 11th, 2011


Can you dig it? It's The Monkees' 1968 movie that confounded critics and perplexed audiences. It's Head. Mike and Mondo Justin talk about the history of Head and discuss its inception and perception.

TPB: Free Enterprise

May 4th, 2011


Et tu, Brute? Mike stabs Mondo Justin in the back, and breaks his heart as the duo get into a very heated debate over this much beloved William …

TPB: Wacko

April 27th, 2011


Mike and Mondo Justin get wacky with the whacked-out comedy Wacko from Projection Booth favorite Greydon Clark. Plus bonus interview with Zack Carlson of the incredible film book Destroy All Movies!

TPB: Stripteaser

April 20th, 2011


The film centers around a blind, gun-toting obsessive (Rick Dean) who takes a strip club hostage. Doesn't sound like much does it? Well, a lot of people thought that as the film came to video stores in the mid '90s.

TPB: Dead Ringer

April 13th, 2011


Mike and Mondo Justin are happy — hysterically so — to talk about the lost Meat Loaf film Dead Ringer. We talk to director Allan Nicholls about Dead …

TPB: Red Scorpion

April 6th, 2011


Red Scorpion is the story of Lt. Nikolai Rachenko (this week's special guest, Dolph Lundgren) who is sent out by his Russian government to …

TPB: The Day The Clown Cried

April 1st, 2011


On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike and Mondo Justin share their recent find -- a rare copy of the "lost" film, The Day The Clown Cried by Jerry Lewis.

TPB: Dune

March 30th, 2011


Arrakis... Dune... Desert Planet... Mike and Mondo Justin let the spice flow as they defend the maligned science fiction masterpiece from David Lynch. The director's biggest project to date, Dune managed to tick off …

TPB: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

March 23rd, 2011


Mike and Mondo Justin sit down with Chris Gore for an interview. The dynamic duo also looks at The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, a classic NYC heist film that's suffered two unnecessary remakes.

TPB: Abar The First Black Superman

March 16th, 2011


The dynamic duo covers the amazing, bizarre and fun blaxploitation oddity: Abar - The First Black Superman including an interview star Tobar Mayo. Plus: Nerdlebrity Chris Gore on Charlie Sheen, and the Lost Cut of Star …

TPB: The Stunt Man

March 7th, 2011


Mike and Mondo Justin invite you into The Projection Booth as the dynamic duo explores the amazing, and often forgotten 1980 Academy Award nominated action/drama masterpiece: Richard Rush's The Stunt Man.

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