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Valentine’s Day with Two Douglas Sirk Classics

By Alan Hurst I’ve been looking for a reason to write about two of my favourite Douglas Sirk films and, with Valentine’s Day around the corner, the timing is perfect. When Sirk hit his prime in the mid 1950’s his films were major money makers for Universal but they were not critically well received, particularly…

Nick’s Christmas Cartoon Classics (Television)

By Nick Maylor Following in Alan’s footsteps, I’ve decided to take a brief break from film to explore the world of television at Christmas.  While I do not have any film bias towards specific subgenres, when it comes to television, I have a certain wheelhouse I generally stay in… I love cartoons.  Animated sitcoms have…

From Lucy to Raymond: Alan’s TV Christmas Favourites

By Alan Hurst This is an exercise in pure nostalgia. Just like my favourite Christmas movies were primarily released or filled with a 1940s sensibility, my favourite TV episodes with a Christmas theme are primarily from the sixties and seventies, with a few more recent additions. Most of these are things my sisters and I…