Monthly Archives: September 2017

Rick Roberts on Eraserhead

Actor Rick Roberts snuck away from rehearsals for the Soulpepper production of Waiting For Godot — playing at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto through Saturday October 7th — to dig deep into the industrial and philosophical muck of David Lynch’s Eraserhead. Your genial host Norm Wilner has been looking forward to this one.

Alex Larsen on Princess Mononoke

Just days after Joseph Kahn’s Bodied won the Grolsch Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award at TIFF, here’s screenwriter Alex Larsen — who based the script on his own life as battle rapper Kid Twist — to celebrate the wonders of Hayao Miyazaki’s luxurious mythical adventure Princess Mononoke. Your genial host Norm Wilner can’t believe it’s taken this long for someone to pick a Studio Ghibli movie.

Ronnie Rowe Jr on La Haine

Ronnie Rowe, Jr. — star of the new film Black Cop, which has its world premiere at TIFF tonight (Tuesday September 12th) and screens twice more over the course of the week — is here to talk about Mathieu Kassovitz’ 1995 breakout La Haine, a thriller whose themes have only grown more relevant in the 22 years since its release. Your genial host Norm Wilner lives a life without hate; just don’t mention the Transformers movies.

Molly McGlynn on American Beauty

Her first feature Mary Goes Round premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival tomorrow — that’s Saturday, September 9th — so there’s no better time for writer-director Molly McGlynn to drop in and talk about her love for American Beauty, which put Sam Mendes and Alan Ball on the map when it bowed at TIFF in 1999. Your genial host Norm Wilner is willing to look closer.

Ron Hawkins on The Third Man

In advance of The Lowest of the Low’s new album Do The Right Now dropping this Friday, September 8th — and the Low launching said album with a concert at the Danforth Music Hall on Saturday September 9th — occasional soundtrack composer and full-time musician Ron Hawkins stops in to talk about The Third Man, that all-time great Carol Reed thriller where Orson Welles rides a Ferris wheel. Your genial host Norm Wilner brought his cuckoo clock.