F for Fake

“I started at the top”, Orson Welles quips in F for Fake, “and have been working my way down ever since”. After the great man’s death in 1985 Welles’s gag became something worryingly close to consensus. Obituary after obituary tutted about what a shame it was

The Apparition (L’Apparition)

The Catholic Church has a problem. An 18-year-old novice in a small southern French village claims to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary several times, and pilgrims are flocking in their hundreds to attend services with her and the local priest, who is

Apostasy

At what point does the care and attention of a close-knit community become too close, evolving into a punishing system of abuse and control? What separates legitimate beliefs from the parasitic, overbearing decrees of an extremist cult? If you’re looking for ambiguous and equivocating answers

4-Panel 145 – Beware of the Bizarro-Dorkin

It’s time for another bout of hot comics and manga action, but before Andrew and Producer Rob start wallowing in their piles of graphic literature there just enough time to have a chat about Iron Fist headlining Marvel’s presentation at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con,

Cinema Eclectica 165 – Killed By W.A.S.P.

For a Fuller podcast experience, join Ryan, Graham, and Aidan for Cinema Eclectica’s Samuel Fuller special, where the second half of the show is a deep dive into Indicator’s new box set devoted to the great San Franciscan’s work. Ryan immediately clicks (buddy-cop style), with

Keyframe 120 – Fujoshi, And Proud!

In his ongoing quest to have everyone eat healthy, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has declared war on … cartoon characters? It actually makes more sense when you know the facts so moving swiftly on, Grr Martin’s 1980 children’s book The Ice Dragon is getting an