SOMEONE ELSE’S MOVIE is just what it says on the label: Each week, an actor, director, screenwriter, critic or industry observer will discuss a film that he or she admires, but had no hand in making. Hosted as genially as possible by Norm Wilner.
Jesse Eisenberg on Submarine
Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg -- whose first feature as a writer and director, When You Finish Saving the World, is now playing in the US and opening in Canada this Friday, January 27th -- celebrates actor Richard Ayoade's own first feature, the coming-of-age drama Submarine. Your genial host Norm Wilner thinks he can keep up.
Chelsea McMullan on La Cienaga
Documentary filmmaker Chelsea McMullan celebrates the theatrical release of their Tanya Tagaq documentary collaboration Ever Deadly by diving into the swamp of Lucrecia Martel's 2001 breakout La Cienaga, the class-conscious drama which ushered in the New Argentine Cinema. Your genial host Norm Wilner is prepared to wade in carefully.
Karen Knox on The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
Actor and filmmaker Karen Knox, whose first feature Adult Adoption opens in Toronto this Saturday and in London and Vancouver next week, makes a meal of Peter Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, the baroque 1989 drama starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard as four people whose lives intersect at a very fancy London restaurant, with spectacularly tragic results. Your genial host Norm Wilner has a napkin round his neck already.
Scooter Corkle on Ravenous
Happy new year, everybody! Vancouver filmmaker Scooter Corkle, whose new thriller The Friendship Game is available on digital and on demand today, is here to tackle the cannibal chaos of Ravenous, the unique 1999 horror comedy starring Guy Pearce and Robert Carlyle ... and your genial host Norm Wilner can't wait to dig in.
Amanda Kramer on Little Shop of Horrors
Musician and filmmaker Amanda Kramer -- whose gender-bending new comedy Please Baby Please is now available on digital and on demand -- celebrates the practical magic of Frank Oz and David Geffen’s delightful big-screen adaptation of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s off-Broadway masterpiece Little Shop of Horrors. Your genial host Norm Wilner has always been a secret Seymour.
Shayla Brown on Clemency
Actor and soprano Shayla Brown, (Apple TV's See, the Toronto production of George F. Walker’s Orphans for the Czar, and Sarah Polley's Women Talking) tackles the moral complexity and human drama of Clemency, Chinonye Chukwu's 2019 drama starring Alfre Woodard as a prison warden cracking under the strain of running a death-row penitentiary. Your genial host Norm Wilner has some feelings about this one too.