Monthly Archives: January 2016

Christine Horne on A Star Is Born

Actor Christine Horne tackles George Cukor’s 1954 showbiz melodrama A Star Is Born — you know, the one where Judy Garland and James Mason play a co-dependent Hollywood couple — and examines her own hero worship of Garland along with her love of the movie. Your genial host Norm Wilner is on hand with a few helpful facts.

Maxwell McCabe-Lokos on Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom

Actor and filmmaker Maxwell McCabe-Lokos — who co-stars in the Sundance Midnight premiere Antibirth — descends into the horror and debauchery of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s infamous 1975 allegory Saló, or The 120 Days of Sodom. Your genial host Norm Wilner would like to point out that this episode takes the Explicit tag particularly seriously.

Warren P. Sonoda on The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

Warren P. Sonoda, whose new movie The Masked Saint is in US theaters now and coming to Canada on January 22nd, outs himself as a faithful Blue Blaze Irregular with his love of W.D. Richter’s The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension — a movie that defined “gonzo sci-fi adventure” for a generation. Your genial host Norm Wilner just wants to know what’s in the big pink box.

Steven McCarthy on Under the Skin

With his short film O Negative screening January 15th at the Lightbox as part of Canada’s Top Ten, actor/director Steven McCarthy dissects Jonathan Glazer’s chilling Under the Skin — an experimental study in alienation that’s unrelenting as it is stylish. Your genial host Norm Wilner apologizes for Dexter snoring throughout the entire damn recording.