Monthly Archives: April 2017

Tammy Gillis on Bridesmaids



Tammy Gillis, who stars in the new drama Menorca — now playing theatrically in Toronto and Winnipeg, and coming to iTunes May 9th — takes some time to celebrate the chaotic joy of Bridesmaids, the 2011 comedy that vaulted Kristen Wiig from scene-stealer to A-lister (and Oscar-nominated screenwriter), gave director Paul Feig his first commercial hit and made Melissa McCarthy a household name. Your genial host Norm Wilner is all in.


Mike Carey on LA Confidential



With The Girl With All the Gifts now available on demand and coming to disc next week — and his new novel The Boy on the Bridge in stores next month — screenwriter and author Mike Carey digs into the muck of Curtis Hanson’s L.A. Confidential, which marks its 20th anniversary this year. Your genial host Norm Wilner recorded this episode in London, surrounded by crisps.


Nick de Pencier on Donald Brittain’s Volcano



With his new documentary Black Code opening in Toronto and Vancouver on Friday, Nick de Pencier shines a light on another non-fiction narrative, Donald Brittain’s Oscar-nominated Volcano: An Inquiry Into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry. Your genial host Norm Wilner is feeling extra philosophical this week.


Reece Shearsmith on Theatre of Blood



Recorded in a very high flat in London, actor, writer and producer Reece Shearsmith takes a break from shooting series four of Inside No. 9 to celebrate the delicious cruelties of Theatre of Blood, Douglas Hickox’ 1973 revenge picture starring Vincent Price as an actor who finds an ingenious way to strike back at his critics. Your genial host Norm Wilner assures you he’s never written an ill word about Reece Shearsmith.