Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Podcast: Art House cinema podcast, September ’07 – Raindance special

September 26, 2007 1 Comment

It’s Resonance FM‘s latest Art House cinema podcast featuring reviews of films released this month at ‘Art House’ cinemas in London and also showing at the Raindance Film Festival… This show is presented by Alex Fitch with contributions from Virginie Sélavy (editor of Electric Sheep Magazine) and Michael Hall (video shop manager and lead singer of the band Nebraska… In this episode there’s also an exclusive interview with Suzanne Ballantyne, lead programmer of the Raindance Festival.
You can stream the show by clicking here and pressing the play button or right click here to save the mp3 file direct to your computer…

Films reviewed include Disturbia, Syndromes and a century, Drawing Restraint 9, The Amazing Lives of the fast-food grifters, Exhibit A and The Boss of it all.

Links: You can read print versions of Virginie’s reviews in Electric Sheep Magazine
Londonnet‘s guide to all the times and locations of all films currently showing in the Capital’s cinemas
Alex’s interview with Allan Moyle, director of festival opener Weirdsville

(mp3 format, 28mins / 26.9mb)


Podcast: London Frightfest 2007

August 23, 2007 1 Comment

Tonight’s show is now available to download… (mp3 format, 28.9mb)

Continuing I’m ready for my close-up‘s exclusive run of online podcasts*…

Alex Fitch interviews video shop manager Michael Hall about his thoughts on the horror genre and previews he’s seen of this year’s Frightfest horror film marathon in London, including reviews of Black Sheep, Daywatch and Disturbia. Also, in an interview conducted a year ago, Alex talks to film student Greta Mills about her perspective on last year’s Frightfest including George Romero’s (then) Zombie tetralogy and its unnecessary ‘sidequel’ Day of the Dead 2: Contagium!

*While Resonance FM moves studios across London… The podcast only shows will then be broadcast on FM later in the Autumn

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at

Links: Official Frightfest homepage
Michael’s band Nebraska‘s myspace page and website

Tonight’s show: "How gay is the screen" part 2

April 12, 2007

Following the conclusion of this year’s London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Alex Fitch interviews director Malcolm Ingram about his documentary Small Town Gay Bar and then talks to Inigo Andersson (a film night and club promoter) and Michael Hall (a video shop manager) who are helping to encourage access to gay film-making the rest of the year when the festival isn’t on…

10.30pm BST Resonance 104.4FM (London) / streamed at

Links: The London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
IMDb page on Small Town Gay Bar
Film Wotever‘s Myspace page
Michael’s band Nebraska‘s Myspace page
MSNBC article on how TV is ‘less gay’ this year