Monthly Archives: May 2016

Jonas Chernick on Swingers



With his new movie Borealis opening the Brooklyn Film Festival this Friday (and newly available for rental and purchase on iTunes Canada), actor-screenwriter-producer Jonas Chernick takes a moment to savor the joys of Swingers, the movie that made Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn indie idols and launched Doug Liman’s mostly magnificent directorial career. Your genial host Norm Wilner thinks this choice is so money.


Carolina Bartczak on Volver



Actor-producer Carolina Bartczak, whom you’re about to see opposite Michael Fassbender in X-Men Apocalypse, brings Pedro Almodovar’s Volver into the basement to feast upon its swooning visuals, its complex script and Penelope Cruz’ unforgettable performance. Your genial host Norm Wilner has been there.


Jackie Kashian on Holiday Inn



You’ve seen her on stage, you’ve heard her on The Dork Forest and The Jackie and Laurie Show and you’ll catch her on Netflix in Lady Dynamite this Friday, May 20th; now, Jackie Kashian sits down to celebrate Holiday Inn, Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby’s run through the calendar to the songs of Irving Berlin. Your genial host Norm Wilner has to be the one to bring up the blackface sequence.


Nadia Litz on Klute



As her new film The People Garden opens for a limited run at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, actor and filmmaker Nadia Litz sinks deep into the world of Klute, Alan J. Pakula’s singular New York thriller starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland as two very different people united by an inexplicable disappearance. Your genial host Norm Wilner can’t get over the footage of New York in the early 70s.


David Bezmozgis on Holy Motors



His new movie Natasha opens the Toronto JewishFilm Festival on Thursday and goes into theatrical release inToronto and Vancouver on Friday, so this seemed like the perfecttime to get author and filmmaker DavidBezmozgis into the basement to talk about the cinematicjoyride that is Leos Carax’ Holy Motors. Fun fact:Your genial host Norm Wilner did this entire episode ina leotard covered with dots.