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Filmmaker and festival programmer Scott Miller Berry -- whose Rendezvous with Madness film festival gets underway this Thursday, October 28th -- celebrates the intersectional future shock of Born in Flames, Lizzie Borden's 1983 DIY classic starring Adele Bertei and Honey as two feminist broadcasters pulled into the resistance in a totalitarian Amer…
 
Writer and producer Aaron Martin -- creator of the inventive horror series Slasher, now in its fourth season, and the delirious sci-fi series Another Life, which just dropped its second season on Netflix last week -- would like you to consider the similarly chaotic joys of The Out-of-Towners, the Neil Simon-scripted, Arthur Hiller-directed 1970 com…
 
Fran Kranz, whom you may know as an actor from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, The Cabin in the Woods and You Might Be the Killer, makes his debut as a writer-director this year with the quietly shattering Mass, now playing in US theatres and opening in Canada this Friday, October 15th. He couldn't decide between Michael Haneke’s 2003 survival…
 
Actor Lyndsy Fonseca -- of Nikita, the Kick-Ass movies, Marvel’s Agent Carter and now the Disney+ series Turner and Hooch, which drops its season finale this Wednesday, October 6th -- is here to celebrate the cracked magnificence of Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow in David Mirkin's 1997 cult comedy Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. Your genial h…
 
With his creepy new film Nightbooks freshly landed on Netflix, director David Yarovesky (The Hive, Brightburn) is here to discuss John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness, the 1994 mind-bender starring Sam Neill as an insurance investigator on the trail of a vanished author whose books may be driving readers insane. Your genial host Norm Wilner doe…
 
Writer, producer and director Virginia Abramovich -- whose eerie first feature Between Waves arrives on VOD today -- digs into Memento, the corkscrewing Christopher Nolan thriller starring Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby, a relentless investigator driven by Polaroids, tattoos and a bone-deep desire for revenge, with former Matrix co-stars Carrie-Anne …
 
Lina Roessler, an actor and filmmaker whose first feature Best Sellers is in theatres and on VOD this Friday, September 17th, tackles Ali Abbasi's unquantifiable mystery Border, which stars Eva Melander as a Swedish border guard and discovers an entirely new side of herself when she meets a man as strange as she is. Your genial host Norm Wilner str…
 
Documentary filmmaker Jeremy Workman -- whose new documentary Lily Topples the World is now streaming on Discovery+ in the US and coming to Canada next Tuesday, September 14th -- is here to sing the praises of The Heiress, William Wyler's 1949 adaptation of Henry James' Washington Square starring Olivia de Havilland (in the role that won her a seco…
 
John Ross Bowie is back, and to celebrate the launch of his new podcast Household Faces, where he interviews Hollywood’s most recognizable and iconic character actors about their lives and work, he's here to throw down for Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino's epic 2019 drama that casts Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbi…
 
Actor, writer and producer Carly Pope (Popular, Young People Fucking, Suits, Textuality, Arrow and now Neill Blomkamp’s Demonic, currently in theatres and on VOD) is here to celebrate Boogie Nights, the epic 1997 dramedy that put Paul Thomas Anderson on the map, got Burt Reynolds his only Oscar nomination, assembled an all-time great supporting cas…
 
With his miniseries Nine Perfect Strangers premiering on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video Canada this week, director Jonathan Levine (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, 50/50, Warm Bodies, The Night Before, Long Shot and more) is here to talk about his undying love for Billy Madison, the film that solidified Adam Sandler's screen persona for a decade or more…
 
Documentary filmmaker Heather Ross , whose new project For Madmen Only: The Stories Of Del Close is newly available on VOD, celebrates Christopher Guest's 1996 feature Waiting For Guffman -- in which the actor and filmmaker recruited Fred Willard, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Bob Balaban and another half-dozen very funny people to m…
 
What happens on a movie podcast when the guest picks a movie the host hasn't seen? Well, usually the host goes out and watches said movie before the recording. That's not what happened here, as actor and writer David Dastmalchian -- currently starring alongside Idris Elba and Margot Robbie in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad -- brings Joko Anwar's 20…
 
With his remarkable Nicolas Cage drama Pig making its way into theatres across North America, we grab director and co-writer Michael Sarnoski for a few minutes to talk about his love for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, the 2002 blockbuster that cast Tobey Maguire as everyone’s favorite wall-crawler and laid the template for comic-book movies going forward …
 
Award-winning horror author and screenwriter Gemma Files (Experimental Film, the new collection In That Endlessness, Our End) burrows deep into the theological inquiry of Elliot Goldner’s 2013 found-footage creeper The Borderlands, which was released in North America as Final Prayer. Your genial host Norm Wilner is a little worried about the implic…
 
Writer and performer Katherine Cullen — who’s spending this month with Britta Johnson remounting their 2017 play Stupidhead! as a series of live audio broadcasts from July 7th to 16th, and then as in-person performances on porches and backyards from July 20th to August 1st — is here to celebrate Bottle Rocket, the 1996 indie that brought Wes Anders…
 
Actor and filmmaker Josh Ruben — whose new horror-comedy Werewolves Within is in theaters now and coming to IFC Films Unlimited this Friday, July 2nd — has been haunted by Clive Barker’s Nightbreed for a very long time … too long, perhaps. But now he’s ready to unpack the effect Barker’s 1990 monster mash had on his developing imagination. Your gen…
 
Director Ilya Naishuller — who followed his 2015 breakout Hardcore Henry by turning Bob Odenkirk into an action star in the immensely satisfying Nobody, now available on disc and digital — takes a break from his next production to salute the swaggering mayhem of The Way of the Gun, the 2000 directorial debut of Oscar-winning screenwriter Christophe…
 
With his directorial debut Queen of Spades arriving on VOD next week, writer and producer Patrick White (Jack Brooks, Monster Slayer) is here to spread the love for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the Oscar-winning animated experience from directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman that brought Miles Morales to the big screen and…
 
Singer and songwriter Lowell turns screenwriter and composer with the horror movie Bloodthirsty, which earned her two Canadian Screen Awards nominations for best score and best original song; now that it’s available on VOD, she’s here to talk about another kind of monster movie: The Host, Bong Joon-ho’s delirious 2006 thriller about a dysfunctional…
 
Award-winning actor, producer and all-around great person Karine Vanasse — star of Emporte-Moi, Polytechnique, Cardinal and the brand-new animated adventure Felix and the Treasure of Morgaa — discusses the intimate power of Eliza Hittman’s 2020 drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always, and the sad reality that stories like this still need to be told at …
 
Her lovely first feature What Lies West just landed on VOD in North America, so writer-director Jessica Ellis is here to stand up for Ridley Scott’s The Martian, the 2015 drama where Matt Damon gets marooned on the red planet and an all-star international cast rallies to save him … if he can keep himself alive long enough. Your genial host Norm Wil…
 
With his new film Drifting Snow arriving on VOD today, filmmaker Ryan Noth (No Heart Feelings, The National Parks Project, Farm Crime) is in the mood for another road-trip picture: Kelly Reichardt’s 2006 breakout Old Joy, a melancholy drama starring Daniel London and Will Oldham as old friends trying to reconnect with a drive to a hot spring. Your …
 
On this special Friday bonus episode, writer-director Scott Abramovitch — whose first feature Eat Wheaties! just arrived on VOD platforms everywhere — tackles The Apartment, Billy Wilder and Itzek Diamond’s Oscar-winning 1960 masterwork where Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray play out a timeless parable about the price of upward mobi…
 
Actor and screenwriter Mary Holland (Veep, Homecoming, Happiest Season and the new-to-VOD comedy Golden Arm) steps up for the brave young women of the Sarah Rose Cosmetics Mount Rose American Teen Princess Pageant in Michael Patrick Jann’s beloved 1999 mockumentary Drop Dead Gorgeous. Your genial host Norm Wilner totally forgot Amy Adams was in thi…
 
Now that Violation has arrived on Shudder Canada, filmmaker Dusty Mancinelli (who wrote and directed the film with star Madeleine Sims-Fewer) is here to talk about Back to the Future II, the 1989 sequel in which Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale and company literally revisit their 1985 blockbuster to the delight of audiences everywhere. Your genial host No…
 
The multifaceted Brea Grant — who wrote and stars in Lucky, wrote and directed 12 Hour Shift and co-stars in The Stylist — is here to celebrate the anarchic glories of Gremlins 2: The New Batch, the 1990 sequel where Joe Dante deconstructed his 1984 blockbuster with a sledgehammer. Your genial host Norm Wilner has been quoting the Brain Gremlin for…
 
His first feature Honeydew arrives on VOD today, so it’s the perfect time for writer-director Devereux Milburn to break down the revelation that was Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love — the knockout 2002 romance that changed the way the world saw Adam Sandler. Your genial host Norm Wilner has some fairly profound feelings of his own about this…
 
Writer, director and producer Saman Kesh — whose new project Doors just landed on VOD platforms everywhere — is here to explain how the fever dream of melancholy that is Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express changed the way he saw cinema. Your genial host Norm Wilner just hopes all those empty pineapple cans were properly recycled.…
 
Writer-director Emma Seligman — whose first feature Shiva Baby is now available to rent on digital TIFF Bell Lightbox and goes into wider VOD release across North America on Friday — tackles another directorial debut: Edward Norton’s Keeping the Faith, in which Norton and Ben Stiller play a priest and a rabbi whose lifelong friendship is rocked by …
 
With her semiautobiographical web series The Communist’s Daughter newly streaming on CBC Gem, writer-director Leah Cameron is here to celebrate Don McKellar’s Last Night, the delicate 1998 drama about a handful of Torontonians — played by Sandra Oh, Sarah Polley, David Cronenberg, Tracy Wright and many more — facing the end of the world. Your genia…
 
It’s our anniversary week! Have a bonus episode! Here’s writer/director BenDavid Grabinski, whose terrific first feature Happily drops on VOD today, to discuss the indie miracle that is Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild, which pairs Jeff Daniels and Melanie Griffith for a screwball comedy that proves more than worthy of its title. Your genial host No…
 
It’s SEMcast’s sixth anniversary, and writer-director Anthony Scott Burns — whose eerie psychodrama Come True is now available on VOD — joins us to celebrate Michael Mann’s Manhunter, the 1986 cat-and-mouse thriller that first brought Thomas Harris’ characters to the screen. Your genial host Norm Wilner is always happy to talk about the magnificent…
 
With his first feature Jump, Darling arriving on VOD today, writer-director Phil Connell is here to discuss the luxurious chaos of Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash, and how much pleasure there is to be had in watching Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson invade Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts’ Italian paradise. Your genial host Norm Wilner was …
 
Veteran writer/producer Ali LeRoi — whose body of work includes writing Down to Earth and Head of State, creating and producing the television series Everybody Hates Chris and Are We There Yet, and whose powerful first feature The Obituary of Tunde Johnson just dropped on VOD in North America — loves heist movies, and he especially loves Ben Afflec…
 
Writer-director Shatara Michelle Ford, whose powerful first feature Test Pattern is now streaming on the Kino Marquee virtual cinema platform, has loved Nora Ephron’s 1998 rom-com You’ve Got Mail since she was a tween, and is more than happy to talk about how Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan make it awfully easy to excuse some very problematic material. Your…
 
Guled Abdi, Vance Banzo, Tim Blair and Franco Nguyen — who are collectively known as Tallboyz, and whose sketch show returns for a second season tonight, Tuesday September 16th, on CBC and CBC Gem — assemble to talk about Hook, Steven Spielberg’s 1991 fantasy adventure starring Robin Williams as a grown-up Peter Pan, Dustin Hoffman as his arch-enem…
 
Writer-director Nicole Dorsey, whose powerful first feature Black Conflux will finally be arriving later this spring after being named to TIFF Canada’s Top Ten in 2019, breaks down the power and influence of Joyce Chopra’s unnerving 1985 drama Smooth Talk and the devastating performance of Laura Dern and Treat Williams. Your genial host Norm Wilner…
 
Film critics Haley Mlotek and Adam Nayman were among a dozen experts interviewed by Jeffrey McHale for his 2019 documentary You Don’t Nomi, about the reclamation of Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls — received on its release in 1995 as an unmitigated disaster — as both a camp classic and legitimately good movie. So of course they’re here to talk about Ver…
 
Steven Kostanski — writer-director of Manborg, The Void and the brand-new splatterfest Psycho Goreman, just released on VOD — steps up and throws down for Paul W.S. Anderson’s Mortal Kombat, the 1995 hit that turned a videogame series into a remarkably satisfying cinematic experience. Your genial host Norm Wilner is happy to battle alongside him.…
 
Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin, who spun their friendship into bittersweet, chaotic comedy in The Climb (debuting on VOD today) are here to discuss the allure of Matteo Garrone’s 2012 Cannes Grand Prix winner Reality, and the curious ways in which it meshes with their own festival favorite. Your genial host Norm Wilner is rooting for them.…
 
Never give up, never surrender! Actor, writer and director Sugith Varughese — whom you may know from Kim’s Convenience and Transplant, and who just turned up on The Expanse — is here to share his love for Galaxy Quest, the ingenious sci-fi comedy where Tim Allen, Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver are washed-up TV stars recruited by actual aliens to…
 
It’s 2021! We made it! And writer-director Quinn Armstrong, whose fascinating found-footage psychodrama Survival Skills is now available on VOD, is here to talk about the seemingly incongruent Brief Encounter, the Celia Johnson-Trevor Howard romance (written by Noel Coward, and directed by David Lean) that hasn’t lost an ounce of its power after th…
 
Surprise! We have an episode this week after all! John Patrick Shanley — the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Moonstruck, and most recently the writer-director of Wild Mountain Thyme, in theatres and on demand now — is here to talk about Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and how Celine Sciamma’s 2019 masterpiece clobbered him with its art and its passion. Y…
 
What better way to mark the holiday season than to welcome back Phillip Iscove — creator of Sleepy Hollow, co-host of the delightful Podcast Like It’s 1999 and friend of the show — to celebrate his very favorite Christmas movie: Batman Returns. You know, the one where Tim Burton got to do literally anything he wanted after the success of 1989’s Bat…
 
With his new feature film The Stand In freshly arrived on VOD, screenwriter and producer Sam Bain (Peep Show, Ill Behaviour, Four Lions) is here to talk about Joe Versus the Volcano, the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan fantasy comedy that marked John Patrick Shanley’s 1990 directorial debut. Your genial host Norm Wilner brought plenty of orange soda.…
 
With her new film Wander arriving on VOD, producer-director April Mullen — whose credits include episodes of Wynonna Earp and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and the features 88 and Below Her Mouth — shares her love of Run Lola Run, the high-concept 1998 thriller that made Tom Tykwer and Franka Potente international sensations. Your genial host Norm Wilne…
 
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