Monthly Archives: December 2017

Alexandra Hooper on Brazil



Happy dystopian holidays! Your genial host Norm Wilner welcomes old friend and top set decoration buyer Alexandra Hooper — whose work is showcased this month in Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water and Alexander Payne’s Downsizing — to talk about Brazil, and how Terry Gilliam’s 1985 masterpiece set her on the path to becoming the artist she is today. It’s a good one, you should listen. 


Jeffrey P. Nesker on Alien 3



You didn’t think we were going to miss the opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Alien 3, did you? Elsewhere, NY director Jeffrey P. Nesker is looking to rehabilitate David Fincher’s moody monster movie, and your genial host Norm Wilner is willing to hear him out.


Claire Armstrong on Never Let Me Go



Dim the Fluorescents is finally opening in Toronto, so here’s co-star Claire Armstrong on the subtle, potent notes of Never Let Me Go, Mark Romanek’s eerily calm adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s disquieting novel about lifelong friends with a very specific destiny. Your genial host Norm Wilner is glad to bring this one back into circulation.