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Its the CinePunked Christmas special! This time Rachael tries to convince Robert and Ben that Die Hard 2 is the greatest Christmas film ever... But is it? What even makes a Christmas film a Christmas film? And what are your festive viewing traditions. Quicker than a hail of blanks, CinePunked takes on the mighty McClane.

With Robert JE Simpson and Dr Rachael Kelly. Produced by Ben Simpson.

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Tits or destiny? What would you do if the path to eternal riches was laid in front of you? CinePunked explores cult favourite Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, from its meta text to its slacker vibe and rich bromance.

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Viewing certain films has become more problematic than ever before.

Claims of sexual abuse and impropriety dominate the headlines leading to the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns. Once beloved personalities are now box office poison. From Arbuckle to Spacey, Allen to Polanski, scandal clouds the filmmaking industry.

Recorded before a live audience at the 2018 Belfast Film Festival, CinePunked’s resident hosts Robert JE Simpson and Dr Rachael Kelly are joined by Liz Nelson (and a special contribution from director Anna Biller) for an interactive panel discussion navigating the ethics of film-watching in a post-Weinstein era. Can we separate art from artist? How is the cinema gaze being redirected? Is it ok to watch a film when the makers have been convicted of criminal activity? Where does the line sit between suffering for craft, and abuse?

Me Too Times Up Hollywood Scandal Abuse Artist Filmmaker CinePunked Discussion Criticism

On its 40th birthday, CinePunked take a trip to Haddonfield and revisit John Carpenter's classic Halloween.

With Robert J.E. Simpson, Dr Rachael Kelly, and Ben Simpson.

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Is The Wicker Man really a horror film? Or is it a musical? Robert tries to convince Rachael and Ben of its merits as a piece of genre-defying collaborative brilliance.

CinePunked are Robert JE Simpson and Dr Rachael Kelly

Produced by Ben Simpson