Monthly Archives: March 2017

Pat Thornton on A Serious Man

He just dropped his comedy special Different Times and plays Mayor Tom Hogg in Filth City, so it’s the perfect time for Pat Thornton to sit down and discuss the existential and literal chaos of Joel and Ethan Coen’s 2009 comedy masterpiece A Serious Man. That’s right, your genial host Norm Wilner calls it a masterpiece. What, you’re going to argue?

Sofia Bohdanowicz on Dancer in the Dark

With her first feature Never Eat Alone making its Toronto premiere at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this Saturday, March 25th, writer-director Sofia Bohdanowicz discusses the undeniable pull of Lars Von Trier’s 2000 misery musical Dancer in the Dark — yes, the one where Bjork goes to prison. Your genial host Norm Wilner is … conflicted.

Kevan Funk on Safe

Writer-director Kevan Funk, whose first feature Hello Destroyer is now playing in Toronto and Ottawa before rolling out across Canada in the coming weeks, digs into the context and commentary of Todd Haynes’ devastating 1995 drama Safe. Your genial host Norm Wilner had an immunity suit on hand in the studio.

Tatiana Maslany and Tom Cullen on There Will Be Blood

With their powerhouse drama The Other Half arriving on VOD in Canada today and in American theatrical release this Friday, March 10th, co-stars Tatiana Maslany and Tom Cullen discuss a mutual favorite, Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2007 American epic There Will Be Blood. Your genial host Norm Wilner is the first to do the Daniel Plainview voice … but don’t worry, everyone gets a turn.