The Third Man

The Palme d’Or winner in 1949, Carol Reed’s masterpiece drew on covert sources and unexpected styles and techniques to deliver a melancholic mystery.

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Here are several videocasts on a variety of topics. From master filmakers Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock and the Coen brothers, to such landmark films as Blade Runner, The Silence of the Lambs,  Alien and  Persona, these video-essays offer unique insights into films, their directors and themes.

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Here are over three hundred and fifty podcasts each analysing various aspects of cinema, from modern classics such as Zodiac, The Handmaid’s Tale and Thelma & Louise, older examples like The Godfather, Lawrence of Arabia and The Night of the Hunter to foreign language masterpieces, Pan’s Labyrinth, Rashomon and Metropolis.

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Website Launched

I’m very happy to announce the launch of my new website showcasing my writing, film, and radio work.

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