Genre Exposure: A Film Podcast

Genre Exposure: A Film Podcast

A bi-weekly podcast plumbing the depths of genre films from the old, new, cult, and transgressive. Join us as we explore the wide world of cinema broadening our horizons one movie at a time.

Episodes

July 17, 2024 87 mins

In this episode, we dig into another listener suggestion, leading us to our first formal discussion on the works of Walter Hill. So join us as we check out his rock and roll fable Streets of Fire from 1984. Jason weighs whether the film actually counts as a musical or not. Dustin runs down the movie's long reaching influence despite poor box office performance. But before all that, we've got an update on The Acolyte and Dustin dish...

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In this episode, we return once more to the world of Giallo by way of Dustin's pick. Or do we? Join us for the thrilling debate on whether it belongs in the black gloved grasp of the Gialli subgenre as we check out Emilio P. Miraglia's The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave from 1971. Jason tries to unpack the film's shaky logic. Dustin celebrates the movie's weirdness and odd similarities with a certain pink film we've covered in ...

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June 19, 2024 93 mins

In this episode, Jason's next pick leads us back to the 80s once more to examine a potentially overlooked classic. So join us as we check out Sandor Stern's Pin from 1988. Jason makes the case for the need of a modern restored release for the film. Dustin shares his excitement to finally watch it after recalling the titular Pin scaring him away from renting the VHS back in the day. But before all that, Dustin makes a pleasant moder...

In this episode, we dig into another listener suggestion and tackle what may be our first ever troll submission; or is it? Buckle up and shield your mind as we descend into schlocky shelf-warmer sequel territory to check out Brian Katkin's Scarecrow Gone Wild from 2004. Together, we riff our way through the film while puzzling over the many decisions made with its plot and production. But before all that, Jason sings praises for th...

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May 22, 2024 108 mins

In this episode, we get lost into the absurdly surreal world of Kiju Yoshida's Heroic Purgatory from 1970. Serving as Dustin's Lynchian avant-garde counter pick to our prior film, this one covers much of the same ground, focusing and drawing inspiration from the same student revolts that served as source material for Kichiku; only everything is a whole lot weirder. Jason finds appreciation in the film's liminal nature, but weighs t...

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In this special bonus episode of Genre Exposure, we've had a bit of a scheduling crisis making Jason unavailable to record. So Dustin takes to the microphone solo to chat more about Japanese Horror. We've decided to spin the prior filler episode in this style into its own series that for now will crop up during emergency situations like this. For this official inaugural episode, Dustin chats about the 2014 flick Death Forest, which...

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In this episode, we dive back into some cult Japanese cinema. Jason had been holding this one in his back pocket for a while now and couldn't resist springing on Dustin a cult classic that he was unaware of. Tune in to see how our feelings shake out on this one and join us for Kazuyoshi Kumakiri's Kichiku: Banquet of the Beasts from 1997. Jason celebrates the film's mastery of utilizing its low budget well while Dustin chases down ...

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April 10, 2024 93 mins

In this episode, we dive deep into a film we've been eagerly anticipating but have held off till now to give this movie our undivided attention for a first watch. So join us as we check out Matthew Holness' Possum from 2018. Spoiler alert, there's nothing but praise from us this episode for a truly remarkable film. But before all that, we take another Genre Exposure field trip to the movie theater to see what's up with the explosio...

March 27, 2024 70 mins

In this episode, we dive back in for some horror. This time Dustin has selected a film that he feels has fallen through the cracks. So is it an under seen gem or wallowing in deserved obscurity? Tune in to find out as we delve into the story of one dysfunctional family's downfall set against the 80s as they struggle to free their family member from the grips of a malicious death cult. Join us as we check out Kevin Greutert's Jackal...

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March 13, 2024 109 mins

In this episode, we return to an age where might makes right and swords clash. Jason's pick brings the topic of Paul Verhoeven to the show for the first time. So join us as we check out Flesh+Blood from 1985. We also talk our favorite Verhoeven flicks as we dig in with the movie, chronicling its twists and turns while debating what could have been. But before all that, Dustin finishes up his flu journal watches and Jason bleeds his...

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February 28, 2024 70 mins

In this episode, Jason dives into our vault of listener suggestions to dig out one of his favorite subgenres: the made for tv movie. So join us as we check out A Cold Night's Death from 1973, directed by Jerrold Freedman. While Jason praises the execution and stage-play like quality of the production, Dustin charts the many film connections held among the production staff. But before all that, we've got some recent watches ranging ...

February 14, 2024 78 mins

In this episode, love is in the air and for the special occasion of Valentine's Day, we return once more into the wild world of Nikkatsu's Roman Porno series. Dustin has selected a fitting companion piece for the block of films we covered last year and that leads us once again to the amazing star power of Naomi Tani paired with the direction of Masaru Konuma. So join us as we check out Wife to Be Sacrificed from 1974. Jason weighs ...

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January 31, 2024 97 mins

In this episode, we dig into our first horror flick of 2024 for the show. This time, Jason wants to shine a spotlight and share some love for a little gem that he feels doesn't get discussed enough. So buckle up for the end of days as we check our Maurice Devereaux's End of the Line from 2007. Dustin weighs whether the film feels more like a Full Moon production or a SyFy Pictures Original, but can't help but admit that when it wor...

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January 17, 2024 107 mins

In this episode, rising from the ruins of 2023, we kick off the new year with a listener episode to start things right. So join us as we stick around in the 90's just a little longer to take our first stab discussing both Terry Gilliam and Robin Williams on the show. This time we're checking out The Fisher King from 1991. But before all that, we've got a wide range of recent watches to discuss as Dustin shares some of his movie vi...

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In this special bonus episode of Genre Exposure, we do our usual and usher 2023 to a close with a final look back over the year. First, we reflect a bit on the podcast itself and go over some things we learned and struggled with during the year and highlight some of our favorite moments and share just a few regrets. After that, we leave the best of 2023 top ten lists to the experts and instead go over some of our favorite film disc...

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In this episode, we wrap up the year and our discussion on movies about making movies with a quick trip to the 90s. So join us as we dig in a little on our conflicting opinions about 90s Horror and finally discuss the Elm Street franchise for a little as we check out Wes Craven's New Nightmare from 1994. Jason charts the web of connections as this meta horror flick weaves reality with countless callbacks to the franchise. Dustin tr...

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December 6, 2023 108 mins

In this episode, we continue our exploration of movies about making movies. This time Jason's pick brings us back to the highly stylized world of Brian De Palma as we check out Blow Out from 1981. Between geeking out over all the gear porn and audio engineering, we also spend a lot of time highlighting the many cinematic features and real world incidents that fed in as inspiration for the film. But before all that, we set our sight...

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In this episode, we head into our last topic for the year and to have a little fun, we're going to be talking about movies about making movies. It all starts with Dustin's pick as he brings us our yearly dose of the world of Sion Sono with his yakuza send-up comedy epic Why Don't You Play in Hell? from 2013. Dustin charts the amazing star-studded cast. Jason gives praise for the film's heart regarding the dying art of classic filmm...

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November 8, 2023 102 mins

In this episode, we dig into the mailbag of listener suggestions seeking some horror to keep the dwindling flames of our Halloween passion alive. This leads us to check out Zach Cregger's directorial debut Barbarian from 2022. Heads up that this is a film where the less you know going in the better, so if you haven't seen it and have made it this far without being spoiled, we highly suggest trying it before delving into our discuss...

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In this special bonus episode of Genre Exposure, strapped for time but not wanting to abandon a holiday tradition, Dustin sits down solo to record some thoughts about the films he has watched over the month of October. This ultimately leads him to highlight a quartet of J-Horror flicks that became the stand outs from his daily watching for Halloween and sent him on a wild bender of watching more. While broadly discussing these four...


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