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New Podcast! The Escapist Movie Podcast – “The Excellence of The Haunting of Bly Manor”

The Escapist have launched a movie podcast, and I was thrilled to join Jack Packard for the eighth episode. It was a light enough week for film news, so we talked about Disney’s pivot to streaming, the rumours about the upcoming sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, and the joys of The Haunting of Bly Manor.

You can listen to the episode here, back episodes of the podcast here, click the link below or even listen directly.

New Escapist Column! On “The Romance of Certain Old Clothes” as the Key to “The Haunting of Bly Manor”…

I published a new In the Frame piece at The Escapist this evening. With the release of The Haunting of Bly Manor last week, I figured it was worth a look at the season’s standout episode, The Romance of Certain Old Clothes.

Early in the season, the character of Peter Quint explains to young Miles Wingrave that people are like locked doors – in order to understand them, and get inside of them, one needs a key. That key serves as a detail that ties the whole together and makes sense of it all. The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, the penultimate episode of the season, serves that purpose – not only for The Haunting of Bly Manor itself, but arguably the bulk of showrunner Mike Flanagan’s output.

You can read the piece here, or click the picture below.