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.
Lukas Dhont on Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
Belgian director Lukas Dhont, whose powerful new drama Close was just nominated for the Best International Feature Oscar, wanted to celebrate Chantal Akerman's revolutionary Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles being named the greatest film of all time by Sight & Sound last year. Your genial host Norm Wilner is happy to go back in.
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.
Conversations I wish I had
It’s a real pleasure to listen to Norm and his guests dive into a movie , what works and why, the context of the filmmaker’s work. Just as much excitement and forethought is applied to 80’s action movie or a decent art house film. Not too pretentious, but never shallow. Love love love this podcast.
skip the men...
sadly we can’t skip the host but listen closely to the men...they have the language down but their true feelings (racism & sexism) come through loud and clear...
For people who really love movies
This is a podcast by, with, and for people who love movies. All kinds (the people and the movies)! Norm Wilner, the host, is a film critic, and his guests are folks who work in the film/entertainment business - in other words, these are always people who have spent a lot of time thinking about and working on movies, probably even making them their life's work. The conversations are in-depth appreciations, sometimes somber, sometimes funny, sometimes both. For someone who truly loves film, this podcast is like getting to hang out with "your people."