Hard-Boiled Witch: FREE!

For the season that’s in it (and hopes renewed of creating a new episode) the original HARD-BOILED WITCH will be FREE October 3-5. Pop on over to the Amazon page to grab a copy (click the picture above). See where it all got started!  Don’t like Amazon? Get a PDF copy direct by paying what price…

Always Different, Always the Same

Always Different, Always the Same Critical Essays on The Fall EDITED BY EOIN DEVEREUX AND MARTIN J. POWER – FOREWORD BY GAVIN FRIDAY With many incarnations, The Fall (1976-2018) were one of the most influential bands to emerge in the British Post-Punk Scene. Their unique sound and distinct iconography have had a lasting impact on music fans and…

Review: Moonage Daydream

Thanks to Peg for wrangling the tickets and my students for relinquishing me a few minutes early so I could fly from Albany to Catskill for the screening at the Community Theatre, which is a lovely venue. There were even Bowie-themed doughnuts. Director Brett Morgan sent a short introductory video which conveyed how special this…

Surreal Noir: 14 Sep 22

Tonight’s episode was inspired by seeing Loving Highsmith, so I chose to read at random from Patricia Highsmith’s diaries and journals. Her cahiers (as she always called them) came in two flavours: daily recaps of what she had done and where she had gone and how she felt about it all, and in the more…

Review: Loving Highsmith (2022)

I meant to go to Film Forum on Saturday to see a screening of this with a Q&A after with the director Eva Vitija and Megan Abbott, but alas something I ate on Friday made it inadvisable, so checking the Zeitgeist website I found it was playing down in Newburgh. I had never been to…

Radical Spirits: Hilma’s Ghost

As I found myself in Connecticut this weekend, I stopped off at the Hill-Stead Museum to visit the exhibit Radical Spirits: Tarot, Automatism, and Feminist Histories put together by the collective Hilma’s Ghost (named of course for Hilma af Klint): Hilma’s Ghost, named after af Klint, is a feminist artist collective consisting of Brooklyn-based artists and…

Surreal Noir is back!

Back from our summer break it’s SURREAL NOIR crossing your airwaves once more at No Bounds Radio. Another jam-packed episode airs tonight, this time skewing more noir than surreal as most of the recent episodes have veered the other way. Tonight’s episode dwells on Letty Lynton, which you may recall is a film, a novel…

Carmilla (2019)

I feel perpetually late to the party on just about everything these days; mirroring real life I suppose as I am always late to any party (because who wants to be first? Unless it’s a good friend and then I get there early to make sure I can talk to them before the party starts…

The Falcon Takes Over (1942)

A loose adaptation of Chandler’s Farewell My Lovely with George Sanders as the Falcon instead of Marlowe, which more or less means the same plot but instead of Marlowe muttering we have Sanders kissing all the girls — almost literally! And he swans about in his white tie and tails about which I’ve no complaint….