Podcast by Seventh Row
Frederick Wiseman's Ex Libris & City Hall
Frederick Wiseman's long career exploring the functions of American institutions continues with his recent City Hall. On this episode, we contrast it with Ex Libris, considering how Wiseman's films differ when looking at systems which function well and systems which are not working.
Francis Lee's Gods Own Country and Ammonite
We loved Francis Lee's debut film God's Own Country, so much so that we wrote about a book about it. In this episode we discussed God’s Own Country and Ammonite, two films that are somewhat the antithesis of each other, to uncover how they explore class, sex, intimacy, and labour.
This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, Associate Editor Brett Pardy, and special guest Lena Wilson.
Comparing Rebecca Adaptations
Why a new Rebecca adaptation now? We try to figure it out, comparing Ben Wheatley's version to Daphne Du Maurier's novel, Hitchcock's classic film, and the 1997 miniseries. We discuss actor choices, character agency, and pandering to modern audiences.
This episode features Executive Editor Orla Smith, Editor at Large Mary Angela Rowe, and special guest Caitlin Merriman.
Lockdown Film School with Alice Winocour
This episode presents our Lockdown Film School master class with writer-director Alice Winocour in podcast form. We discuss her three features including the recently released Proxima, her writing process, and her cinematic interest in the body.
Indigenous YA, Part 2
This episode concludes our two part discussion of contemporary Indigenous young adult films. We discuss some of the best Indigenous YA films from the recent past, think about the difference between films made by Indigenous and settler filmmakers, and outline the genre's defining traits.
This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Associate Editor Brett Pardy, and special guests Joe Lipsett and Lindsay Pugh
Indigenous YA, Part 1
On this episode we begin our two part discussion of contemporary Indigenous young adult films (and television). We focus on three of the newest entries in the genre, Beans, Trickster, and Monkey Beach. We also discuss our position as settler viewers and why this genre is flourishing.
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Great discussions of film and TV, informed and wide-ranging
Smart and comprehensive talks about (mostly) recent movies and TV. Especially good for festival coverage or Canadian cinema, but also if you love British period drama and that whole industry! Highly recommended.