Monthly Archives: October 2017

Michael Dowse on Heaven’s Gate

In anticipation of FUBAR: Age of Computer‘s premiere on Viceland this Friday, November 3rd, director Michael Dowse (It’s All Gone Pete Tong, GoonThe F Word) celebrates Michael Cimino’s magnum opus Heaven’s Gate. Your genial host Norm Wilner apologizes for the abbreviated running time.

Paula Brancati on The Godfather

Actor and producer Paula Brancati — currently running for her life in Slasher: Guilty Party — embraces her Sicilian heritage by settling in with Francis Ford Coppola’s genre-defining blockbuster The Godfather. Your genial host Norm Wilner is happy to serve as consigliere.

Florian Francois on Intouchables

French-born, Toronto-based actor, writer and producer Florian François — whose new series Rencontres is available now on Bell Fibe TV1 — drops in to discuss Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s 2011 smash Intouchables, which paired François Cluzet and Omar Sy for a crowd-pleasing buddy comedy. (Sort of.) Your genial host Norm Wilner tries his best to get the accents right.

Vincenzo Natali on Blade Runner

With Denis Villeneuve’s sequel bringing it all back up again, writer-director Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice, the best episodes of Hannibal) settles in with Blade Runner, the 1982 thriller that redefined science-fiction cinema for a generation — and started Ridley Scott on decades of obsessive re-editing. Your genial host Norm Wilner would like you to know there was a fan spinning for the entirety of the episode.

Sarah Kolasky on Morvern Callar

Sarah Kolasky, star of the new drama Great Great Great — which she co-wrote and co-produced with director Adam Garnet Jones, and which opens this Friday after Wednesday night screenings at Landmark theaters across Canada — digs into the emotional puzzle box that is Lynne Ramsay’s Morvern Callar. Your genial host Norm Wilner has his Walkman at the ready.