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The Shadowcast

Dec 26, 2019

David and Fiona watch and provide a commentary track to Richard Williams' sublime 1971 animated version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. You can watch along on YouTube here:

Oct 27, 2019

Celluloid visions of Jack the Ripper (three versions of The Lodger, the crazy Klaus Kinski one, two televisual conspiracy theories, and the awful From Hell movie, among others) are examined in the light of Hallie Rubenfold's book The Five: The Untold Stories of the women Killed by Jack the Ripper.

May 2, 2019

David and Fiona attend the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival in Bo'ness, Scotland, and David speaks to fellow guests:

Nicky Smith

Richard Layne

Ian Chodikoff (all the way from Canada)

Lawrence Napper who delivered a marvelous special lecture on working women in silent cinema

Dr. Melanie Selfe, another film professor


Apr 10, 2019

Fiona and David look at Jordan Peele's Us, its themes, meaning, plot twists. Spoilers galore. Warning warning!

Mar 21, 2019

Fiona discovered a hilarious letter written by the nine-year-old Stan Laurel to a disgruntled friend, and we got young actor Evan Low to perform it.