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Double Indemnity: THE Film Noir

Double Indemnity: THE Film Noir

March 18, 2020

Double Indemnity is THE film noir: the film noir that most people think about when they picture the genre. This week, Stephanie and Jimmy discuss twisted relationships, murder, and Barbara Stanwyck's fringe.

Noir Files #1: Laura - The Unknowable Femme Fatale

Noir Files #1: Laura - The Unknowable Femme Fatale

January 8, 2020

The first in a new series on film noir, Stephanie and Jimmy discuss Otto Preminger's 1944 film Laura. Laura is both an excellent novel by Vera Caspary and a true classic of film noir. We discuss Gene Tierney's gorgeousness, boring detectives, and whether you should receive guests sitting in the bath. 

Mary Queen of Scots and the Enduring Appeal of Tudor Queens

Mary Queen of Scots and the Enduring Appeal of Tudor Queens

March 27, 2019

Mary Queen of Scots seems to be having a moment, with new films and plays about the Scottish queen's relationship with her cousin, Elizabeth I, recently released. This week, Michelle and Jimmy chat to Steph about one of her favourite subjects: the enduring appeal of Tudor queens. 

From the Filmhouse with Stephanie and Kirstin: Reviewing Mary Shelley (2018)

From the Filmhouse with Stephanie and Kirstin: Reviewing Mary Shelley (2018)

July 11, 2018

Mary Shelley's life was just made for the screen. Or was it? This week, Stephanie heads off to the movies with Dr Kirstin Mills to see the new Mary Shelley film, and they give their verdict.

Valentine’s Day Special: The Wretched Cant of Love

Valentine’s Day Special: The Wretched Cant of Love

February 14, 2018

Are you a Valentine's Day sap or a grinch? This week, Stephanie, Michelle and Jimmy are joined by Associate Professor Hsu-Ming Teo to talk about all things romance. They discuss Austen, why murder makes romance novels more interesting, why good real estate matters, and Michelle get the giggles over deer. 

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