“It’s Mummy! She’s terribly hurt!”

On this week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie, writer-director Michael O’Shea — whose solid first feature The Transfiguration just played a limited run at The Royal — goes all in on Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures, the marvelous 1994 psychodrama that launched the careers of Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey and forced the world to take Jackson and Fran Walsh seriously as artists rather than young splatterpunks.

The film’s fallen into relative obscurity these days, so I’m especially glad to have the chance to bring it back into the conversation. And Mike was a most enthusiastic guest, spilling over with ideas and observations and maybe winding Dexter up a little too much in the first few minutes; I apologize for the audible jingling.

Anyway, get on that. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play Music oStitcher, or download the episode straight from the web. And should you find yourself longing to watch Heavenly Creatures again afterward … well, that’s easily and inexpensively addressed.

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