Monthly Archives: July 2018

Neville Pierce on Seven



The show returns to London so journalist and filmmaker Neville Pierce — whose latest short, Promise, just arrived on Vimeo — can discuss the life-changing impact and technical virtuosity of David Fincher’s Seven. Your genial host Norm Wilner believes in the second part.


Brent Hodge on Superbad



It’s construction season, but that won’t stop Brent Hodge, director of I Am Chris FarleyThe Pistol Shrimps and the brand-new Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary, from discussing Superbad, the 2007 comedy that legitimized writer-producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg as a creative force all their own. Your genial host Norm Wilner identifies more with McLovin, much as it pains him to admit this.


Megan Abbott on Double Indemnity



With her new novel Give Me Your Hand arriving this week, author and television writer Megan Abbott celebrates on the 1944 noir masterpiece that is Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity. Fred MacMurray as kind of a heel! Barbara Stanwyck as a seductress in a bad wig! Edward G. Robinson as the world’s saddest detective! Your genial host Norm Wilner even included authentic Manhattan traffic noises for atmosphere.


Geoff Redknap on No Country for Old Men



With his remarkable drama The Unseen newly available on iTunes, Geoff Redknap settles in for a conversation about Joel and Ethan Coen’s Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men, the film that made bowl cuts scary again. Your genial host Norm Wilner just wants to point out he’s never won a coin toss in his life.


Olunike Adeliyi on Boyz N the Hood



You’ve seen her in Saw 3D, Flashpoint and Workin’ Moms, and she currently plays the ferocious Kali in the new feature film Darken. Now listen to actress Olunike Adeliyi discuss Boyz N the Hood, and how John Singleton’s Oscar-nominated breakout changed her life. Your genial host Norm Wilner had the Criterion laserdisc at the ready.