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The ultimate movie podcast. The Projection Booth Podcast is a weekly podcast discussing films from a wide variety of genres with in-depth critical analysis. It is hosted by Mike White and Rob St. Mary. The show has hosted interviews with cinematic luminar
2022-07-20 07:00
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and produced by Andrew Eaton, Code 46 stars Tim Robbins as William Geld, a fraud investigator who travels to Shanghai to interview the employees of The Sphinx… Read More
2022-07-06 07:00
Mike Sullivan and Josh Hadley join Mike White to discuss the 1986 comedy Whoops Apocalypse. Loosely based on the 1982 British TV series of the same name, it’s a story of chicanery and… Read More
2022-06-29 07:00
Heather Drain and Kat Ellinger join Mike to discuss Billy Wilder’s Buddy Buddy (1981). The movie is yet another pairing of Walter Mathau and Jack Lemmon. This time they’re fil… Read More
2022-06-22 07:00
It's time to sine your pitty on the running kine with our episode all about Pootie Tang. Written and directed by (rightfully) disgraced comedian Louis CK, the film stars Lance Crouther as t… Read More
2022-06-13 07:00
Jonathan Penner discusses his career and his work programming three exploitation classics -- Tenement, Ms. 45, and Basket Case -- for the 2022 Tribeca film festival. Find out more at https:… Read More
2022-06-08 07:00
We’re looking at the 1980 film from director Robert Altman and writer Jules Feifer, Popeye. Based on the King Syndicate comic by E.C. Segar, it’s the story of a mariner (Robin W… Read More
2022-06-01 07:00
Mike speaks with producer Noa Durban and director Tom Stern about their upcoming feature documentary, The Butthole Surfers Movie. The film looks at the groundbreaking alternative art band Th… Read More
2022-05-20 07:00
On this special episode Mike talks to Ceci Cleary who's had quite a career. She started off as a wind-surfer before moving into stunt and location work. These days she's a producer of feat… Read More
2022-05-06 07:00
Mike talks with author Andrew J. Rausch about his 2019 book My Best Friend's Birthday which documents the early days of Quentin Tarantino's acting and filmmaking including the titular film f… Read More
2022-05-04 07:00
We are kicking off a month of discussions around Soviet cinema with a look at the 1962 film, The Amphibian Man. It’s the story of a love triangle between the daughter of a poor man, Gu… Read More
2022-04-29 07:05
We’re wrapping up Screwball month with a look at Frank Capra’s Arsenic and Old Lace. Released in 1944, though shot several years before that, the film stars Cary Grant as Mortim… Read More
2022-04-20 07:00
Screwball month continues with a look at Leo McCarey’s The Awful Truth (1937). Based on the play by Arthur Richman, the film stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunn as Jerry and Lucy Warriner… Read More
2022-04-13 07:00
Screwball month continues with a look at Gregory la Cava’s My Man Godfrey. Based on the novel and co-written by Eric Hatch, the film stars William Powell as the titular Godfrey. He&rsq&hell…Read More
Episode 567: Ball Of Fire (1941)
2022-04-06 07:00
We are kicking off a month of screwball comedy discussion with a look at Howard Hawks’s 1941 film Ball of Fire. Written by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, the film stars Gary Cooper… Read More
2022-04-04 07:05
It's that time, folks... It's another Ego Fest and Mark Begley (Wake Up Heavy) joins Mike in The Projection Booth to ask your burning questions. This special episode also features interviews… Read More
2022-04-01 07:00
We conclude our look at adult films with the raunchiest we've covered so far, New Wave Hookers (1985), a film from the Dark Brothers mired in controversy. Starring Jack Baker and Jamie Gilli… Read More
Eoisode 565: Blonde Ambition (1981)
2022-03-30 07:00
We continue our march through March with a look at the adult classic Blonde Ambition. Released in 1981, the film was years in the making. It stars Suzy Mandel and Dory Devin as Sugar and Can… Read More
2022-03-30 07:00
We continue our march through March with a look at the adult classic Blonde Ambition. Released in 1981, the film was years in the making. It stars Suzy Mandel and Dory Devin as Sugar and Can… Read More
Episode 564: Little Orphan Dusty (1978)
2022-03-23 07:00
Our exploration of adult films continues with a look at Little Orphan Dusty. The credits say the film was co-directed by Bob Chinn and Jacoov Jacoovi thought there&r&hell…Read More
Special Report: Alien Nation (1988)
2022-03-16 07:00
On this special episode we’re looking at the 1988 film from Graham Baker, Alien Nation. When an alien ship comes to America, depositing a quarter of a million &ldqu&hell…Read More
Episode 561: Belle De Jour (1967)
2022-02-23 08:00
We’re wrapping up “Frenchuary” with a look at Luis Bunuel’s Belle de Jour. Based on the 1928 novel by Joseph Kessel, the film was released in 1967 and stars Cath… Read More
Episode 560: I Can't Sleep (1994)
2022-02-16 08:05
Judith Mayne and Cullen Gallagher join Mike to discuss Clair Denis's I Can't Sleep (1994). The film winds together three stories of artists in Paris who live on the outskirts of society… Read More
2022-02-11 08:00
On this special episode, Mike talks with Manuel Arija de la Cuerda about his delightfully odd spiritual comedy, Ultrainocencia (AKA Ultrainnocence). It's a terrific, low budget movie ab… Read More
Episode 559: Black Moon (1975)
2022-02-09 08:05
French month continues with a look at Louis Malle's Black Moon (1975). The film tells the story of Lily (Cathryn Harrison), a girl on the brink of womanhood who's on the run f… Read More
Episode 558: The Red Circle (1970)
2022-02-02 08:05
We kick off a month of discussing French films with a look at Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Circle Rouge (The Red Circle). The film stars Alain Delon and Gian-Maria Volente as two criminals who… Read More
Episode 557:  The Counselor (2013)
2022-01-26 08:05
John Walker and James Lawrence join Mike to look at the 2013 film from Ridley Scott, The Counselor. Written by Cormac McCarthy, the film is a sprawling sun-baked neo-noir wherein our titular… Read More
2022-01-24 08:05
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Regan Linton and Brian Malone about their documentary Imperfect (2021) in which a differently-abled theater troupe from Denve… Read More
Episode 556: Swept Away (1974)
2022-01-19 08:05
Samm Deighan and Trevor Gumbel join Mike to discuss Lina Wertmuller’s 1974 film Swept Away. Also known as Overwhelmed by an unusual fate in the blue sea of ​​August, it&rsq&hell…Read More
Episode 554: A Clockwork Orange (1971)
2022-01-05 08:05
Oh, my brothers, your friend and faithful narrator comes to you with gorgeousness and gorgeousity made digital with an episode on Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971). My droogs, Rob… Read More
2022-01-03 08:05
It's been a long time coming but here's the interview I managed to do with Jeff Goldblum just about his career and movies in general. Be warned that the sound quality isn't great. … Read More
Episode 553: Flash Gordon (1980)
2021-12-31 08:05
Chris Bricklemyer (Outside the Cinema) and Scott Weinberg (The Overhated Podcast) join Mike to wrap up 2021 with a discussion of Mike Hodges's 1980 film Flash Gordon. The episode features in… Read More
2021-12-29 08:05
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with Carla Gutierrez and Claudia Raschke the editor and cinematographer of Julia (2021), a documentary about famed chef Julia… Read More
Episode 552: Black Christmas (1974)
2021-12-23 14:23
Maitland McDonagh and Mark Begley join Mike to talk about Bob Clark’s 1974 film Black Christmas. It’s the story of a sorority house where a killer has sneaked into the attic and… Read More
2021-12-20 08:05
Director Chris McKim celebrates the confrontational and controversial artist David Wojnarowicz in the 2020 documentary Wojnarowicz: F*ck You, F*ggot F*cker. On this special episode Mike… Read More
Episode 551: Fight Club (1999)
2021-12-15 09:00
Rob St. Mary and Maitland McDonagh join Mike to look at the 1999 film from director David Fincher, Fight Club. Based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk, the film stars Edward Norton as an office… Read More
Episode 550: Just One Of The Guys (1985)
2021-12-08 09:00
Directed by Lisa Gottlieb, Just One of the Guys (1985) stars Joyce Hyser as Terry Griffith, a reporter for her school paper who feels she’s being discriminated against by her teacher w… Read More
2021-12-01 09:00
Released in 1999, The Wachowski Siblings's The Matrix stars Keanu Reeves as Thomas “Neo” Anderson, a cubicle jockey who is looking for meaning in his life by way of the notorious… Read More
Special Report: Lost Highway (1997)
2021-11-27 09:00
We conclude #Noirvember 2021 with a special episode about David Lynch’s Lost Highway. Written by Lynch and Barry Gifford, it’s the story of Fred Madison (Bill Pullman), a musicia… Read More
2021-11-24 09:00
Noirvember 2021 continues with a look at Wendell B. Harris’s Chameleon Street. After winning the Sundance film festival in 1990 the film took too long to come out theatrically and… Read More
2021-11-22 09:00
Mike talks with Grady Hendrix and Chris Poggiali about their new book These Fists Break Bricks which looks at the phenomena of how martial arts influenced American popular culture.Order the… Read More
2021-11-16 15:40
On this special episode of The Projection Booth, Mike talks with John Alan Simon and Elizabeth Karr about the restoration of Dennis Hopper's Out of the Blue. Learn more at http://outoftheblu… Read More
Episode 546: Point Blank (1967)
2021-11-10 09:00
Noirvember 2021 continues with a look at John Boorman’s POINT BLANK.  Released in 1967, the film was based on the 1962 novel by Donald Westlake writing as Richard Stark.  The… Read More
2021-11-03 08:00
Noirvember 2021 kicks off with a look at Daryl Duke’s The Silent Partner. Released in 1978, it was from a screenplay by Curtis Hanson and based on the book Think of a Number by Anders… Read More
Special Report: Carrie (1976)
2021-10-31 14:57
We’re wrapping up #Shocktober 2021 with a look at Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976). Based on the novel by Stephen King, the film stars Sissy Spacek as the titular Carrie White. She&rsquo&hell…Read More
2021-10-27 08:00
Shocktober 2021 continues with a look at Jack Gold’s The Medusa Touch. It’s the story of John Morlar (Richard Burton) a man with a special gift who is "murdered" in the first few… Read More
2021-10-21 08:00
As a cross-over with The Kulturecast, Chris Stachiw joins Mike to discuss Denis Villeneuve's Dune (2021), a rather dour, joyless adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal sprawling sci-fi story… Read More
2021-10-15 08:00
Mike spoke with filmmaker Lynne Sachs about her career including an octet of films that are currently showing on The Criterion Channel.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit… Read More
Episode 542: Witching & Bitching (2013)
2021-10-13 08:00
#Shocktober2021 continues with a look at Álex de la Iglesia’s 2013 film Witching & Bitching (AKA Las brujas de Zugarramurdi). It’s the story of two men (Hugo Silva and… Read More
2021-09-29 08:00
We’re wrapping up Czechtember 2021 with a look at Jiri Menzel’s Capricious Summer. Released in 1968, it’s based on a book by Vladislav Vancura, it’s the story of thre… Read More
Episode 539: Oil Lamps (1971)
2021-09-22 08:00
Kat Ellinger and Jonathan Owen join Mike to discuss Juraj Herz's Oil Lamps (1971), a tragic fin de siecle melodrama about the Stepa Kilianova (Iva Janzurová) and her husband Pavel (Pe… Read More
Episode 536: Girl On A Broomstick (1972)
2021-09-15 08:00
#Czechtember2021 continues with a look at Václav Vorlícek's Girl on a Broomstick, the story of a young witch who would rather escape to the world of human beings than be stuck… Read More
2021-09-01 08:00
Czechtember continues with a look at Otakar Vavra’s Witchhammer. Based on the 1963 book by Václav Kaplický, the film looks at the paranoia of a witch hunt in Moravia… Read More
2021-08-27 08:00
It's that time! Aaron Peterson (The Hollywood Outsider) and Mark Begley (Wake Up Heavy) help Mike pull back the curtain and discuss the inner-workings of The Projection Booth. Mike answers l… Read More
Episode 535: I Am Not A Witch (2017)
2021-08-25 08:00
We conclude African Cinema month with a look at 2017's I Am Not A Witch in which a little girl lives with a group of witches in Zambia while being exploited by a government official.&nb&hell…Read More
Special Report: Mad Dog Time (1996)
2021-08-20 08:00
On this special episode we’re looking at the 1996 film from writer/director/actor Larry Bishop, Mad Dog Time (AKA Trigger Happy). Released in the wake of Pulp Fiction, it’s somet… Read More
Episode 534: Dakan (1997)
2021-08-18 08:00
African Cinema month continues with a look at Dakan. Directed by Mohammed Camara, it’s the story of two young men -- Manga and Sori -- in Guinea who are in love. Everyon… Read More
2021-08-11 08:00
African Cinema month continues with a look at Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's 2006 film Daratt (AKA Dry Season) in which a young orphan, Atim, is set on a path of vengeance by his grandfather. Spence… Read More
2021-08-04 08:00
African Cinema Month kicks off with a look at Djibril Diop Mambéty’s Touki Bouki (1973). Also known as The Journey of the Hyena, it’s the story of two young people, Mory a… Read More

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