Monthly Archives: February 2016

Adam Benzine on Primer

Before he takes his documentary Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah to the Academy Awards later this week, journalist and filmmaker Adam Benzine steals a moment to celebrate Shane Carruth’s singular 2004 time-travel drama Primer. Your genial host Norm Wilner does his best not to meddle with the integrity of the conversational timeline.

Jennifer Liao on Scott Pilgrim vs the World

With her new movie End of Days, Inc. opening in Toronto on Friday, director Jennifer Liao brings Edgar Wright’s 2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World into the basement to celebrate its giddy spirit, its goofy romantic heart and its authentic Toronto locations. Your genial host Norm Wilner has garlic bread at the ready.

Sarah Gadon on Cléo from 5 to 7

Fresh from the set of 11/22/63, actor and filmmaker Sarah Gadon brings some serious theory — and no small amount of personal perspective — to Agnès Varda’s breakthrough 1962 drama Cléo from 5 to 7. Your genial host Norm Wilner is totally on board.

Ben Lewis on Tootsie

Actor, writer and director Ben Lewis (Zero Recognition) tackles the farce structure and thorny gender politics of Sydney Pollack’s 1982 Tootsie, the comedy that put Dustin Hoffman in a dress to make him a better man. Your genial host Norm Wilner refrains from Michael Dorsey impressions.