Category Archives: Podcasting!

Buddies in Arms

This week on Someone Else’s Movie , French-born, Toronto-based actor, writer and producer Florian François — whose new series Rencontres is available now on Bell Fibe TV1 — drops in to discuss Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s 2011 smash Intouchables.

I have to admit, it’s not a film I ever expected anyone to bring to the show — for all of its success, it’s kinda lightweight — but Florian makes a good case for it, and I’m glad we got to talk it through. So check it out!

You know how this works:  Subscribe to the show on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play or Stitcher, or download it straight from the website. And bonne écouter!

I probably got that wrong.

Mr. Nighttime

This week on Someone Else’s Movie, I welcome an old friend: Vincenzo Natali, director of Cube and Splice and dozens of episodes of excellent television.

Why this week? Because Vince picked Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, which is having a moment after 35 years in the collective artistic unconscious, so how could I not drop the episode today.

It’s a conversation that ranges through the evolution of genre, the various iterations of the film, the arc of Ridley Scott’s career and all sorts of other stuff. We had a lot of ground to cover, and Vince was totally up for it. You should listen!

Your assignment: Subscribe to the show on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play or Stitcher,… or download the episode straight from the site. And just enjoy it.

An Unknown Impulse

I was bowled over by Sarah Kolasky‘s performance in Great Great Great all the way back in March, and this week, the movie — which she co-wrote and co-produced with director Adam Garnet Jones — is finally in theatres.

This is good for a number of reasons, but mainly because it gave me an excuse to talk to Sarah for an episode of Someone Else’s Movie, in which she discusses Lynne Ramsay’s complex, ambiguous Morvern Callar. It’s a choice that ties into Great Great Great in a couple of interesting ways, and we get into that, among other things, over the course of the conversation. Check it out, why don’t you?

You know how to get it, right? Subscribe to the show on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play or Stitcher, or download the episode directly from the web. Enjoy it! And check out Great Great Great when it opens on Friday. It’s really quite good.

Rick and Henry

CanadianThis week on Someone Else’s Movie, a guest finally picks a David Lynch film!

That someone is Rick Roberts, an actor who’s been reliably good in all kinds of stuff — and was surprisingly great at Jack Layton in that CBC movie a few years back — and the film is Eraserhead, which as you’ll hear is a touchstone in more ways than one.

So listen to the episode, why not? Subscribe to the show on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play or Stitcher, or download the episode straight from the site. And enjoy it. Like the movie in question, it’s the good kind  of weird.

All The Creatures Of The Forest

This week on Someone Else’s Movie, academic turned battle rapper Alex Larsen — who just accepted the Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award at TIFF for Bodied, the movie he wrote for director Joseph Kahn about his own life — joins me to celebrate Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke.

It’s an incongruous choice, to say the least, but it made for a really fun episode, as Alex celebrates Miyazaki while digging into the themes and apparent contradictions that make the work truly fascinating.

Wanna hear it? Of course you do. Subscribe to the show on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play or Stitcher, or you can just download the episode directly from the web. And enjoy!

Let Me Out

Well, we can close the lid on another one. After five weeks of prep, eleven days of festivaling, some 65 features and 40-odd shorts, I am out the other side of TIFF 2017, with the awards roundup to prove it.

Honestly, I’m exhausted. And if you want to hear what I sounded like before I started to catch up on lost sleep, check out today’s episode of the CANADALAND podcast, recorded Friday afternoon. Jesse wanted to talk about TIFF. I’m really curious to hear what came out of my mouth.

Oh, and speaking of podcasts, I forgot to link to this last week, but I did another episode of Jeremy Lalonde’s delightful BLACK HOLE FILMS — this one on Steven Spielberg’s 1941, along with Chris Smets, Warren Sonoda and Marc Winegust. It’s a godawful movie but we had a really good time talking about it, and sometimes that’s enough.


Urban Ragers

I think this week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie is the shortest one to date, but that’s the price of snagging  talent in advance of a film festival: You never get enough time. (In fact, I recorded an even shorter episode yesterday. which you’ll get to hear in a couple of months.)

But the show is about quality, not quantity, and Ronnie Rowe, Jr. on Mathieu Kassovitz’ La Haine was certainly a quality conversation. … and one that was especially relevant to the subject of Cory Bowles’ vicious little movie Black Cop, in which Ronnie stars. The movie has its world premiere at TIFF tonight and screens twice more over the course of the week; it’s well worth your time, and you can get tickets here if you’re so inclined.

Also, you should listen to the episode. You can get it by subscribing to the show on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play or Stitcher, or you can just download it straight from the web. Do whatever works for you. We’re cool.

Festival, Talk

Hey, look! It’s a bonus TIFF episode of Someone Else’s Movie, as writer-director Molly McGlynn drops in to discuss the iconic cultural artifact that is Sam Mendes’ American Beauty.

Do we look closer? Yes, we do.

Go get it! Subscribe to the show on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play or Stitcher, or download this episode straight from the web. You can listen to it while you’re in the rush line for Mary Goes Round tomorrow, which is also quite good. So maybe do that.

A Shocking Twist

Yeah, TIFF is bearing down on us, but today’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie is tied to something else happening in Toronto this weekend.

The Lowest of the Low are back in business, dropping their new album Do The Right Now this Friday, September 8th and celebrating its release with a concert at the Danforth Music Hall on Saturday September 9th. And so today’s guest is Ron Hawkins, talking about Carol Reed’s The Third Man. And it’s great. You should check it out.

Subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play or Stitcher, or just pull the episode straight from the web. And make a note to come back on Friday for a bonus TIFF episode that is also great, if I do say so myself.

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na, Etc

What’s this? A very special episode of Someone Else’s Movie in advance of Fan Expo this weekend?

Why, yes! And it’s actor Jason Deline bringing his profound love for Batman: The Movie — and its star, the late Adam West — into the studio. And of course that’s not the only Bat-vehicle we touch upon, in a wide-ranging conversation that rolls through most of the character’s screen incarnations.

But mostly it’s about West, as it should be. He’s Jason’s hero, after all.

Wanna listen? Of course you do. Subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play or Stitcher, or just download the episode straight from the site. Different Bat-locations, same Bat-content.