Monthly Archives: July 2017

Dave McKean on Street of Crocodiles

Filmmaker, illustrator, author and performer Dave McKean shines a light on Street of Crocodiles, a stop-motion short by the Brothers Quay that he counts as a key discovery on his own artistic evolution. Your genial host Norm Wilner is delighted that someone’s finally brought an animated work to the show.

Kat Angus on John Carpenter’s The Thing

Buzzfeed Canada senior staff writer and co-host of the I Hate It But I Love It podcast Kat Angus throws down for John Carpenter’s The Thing — the 1982 remake-cum-reinvention that stands as one of the genre’s greatest, and features Kurt Russell with a really big beard. Your genial host Norm Wilner is only eating out of cans for this one.

Jon Ronson on Let the Right One In

Author, documentarian and occasional screenwriter Jon Ronson — co-writer of the brilliant Okja, now streaming everywhere on Netflix — steps up for Tomas Alfredson’s masterful 2008 drama Let the Right One In, in which a bullied little boy is befriended by a little girl who is much more complicated than she seems. Your genial host Norm Wilner doesn’t understand why there were quite so many cats outside.

Brendan Canning on Melancholia

With Broken Social Scene’s new album Hug of Thunder coming out on Friday, it seemed like the perfect time to bring Brendan Canning on for a chat about Melancholia, Lars Von Trier’s 2011 allegory about clinical depression and the end of the world. Your genial host Norm Wilner would like to point out that he planned his own wedding, and it went just fine.