Monthly Archives: December 2016

Aaron Costa Ganis on The Fisher King



It’s the last episode of 2016, and actor Aaron Costa Ganis — who co-stars in the new drama Lazy Eye — sees this grim year out with Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King, which remains distressingly relevant a quarter-century after its release. Your genial host Norm Wilner is always up for a Gilliam picture.


Kevin Seccia on The Magnificent Seven



As Antoine Fuqua’s remake arrives on disc, writer and CaseFiles of Columbo co-host Kevin Seccia reminds us why John Sturges’ first run at The Magnificent Seven remains so satisfying — and it’s not just because Steve McQueen is so damn magnetic. Your genial host Norm Wilner apologizes for telling the “Gus Van Sant’s Psycho” story again.


Whit Stillman on The Gay Divorcee and Wagon Master



Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Whit Stillman reaches across the decades to program an RKO Studios double feature: Mark Sandrich’s 1934 Astaire-Rogers musical The Gay Divorcee and John Ford’s 1950 Western Wagon Master. Your genial host Norm Wilner went all the way to the Upper East Side to secure this holiday treat.


Raoul Bhaneja on Lawrence of Arabia



He shares the screen in Miss Sloane with Jessica Chastain, Michael Stuhlbarg and Sam Waterston, but right now Raoul Bhaneja just wants to gaze at the majesty of David Lean’s essential 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia. Your genial host Norm Wilner cannot blame him.